New York Medical College Named to Business Hall of Fame
“As a university of excellence, being a good corporate citizen means being more than a school: it means being an active and engaged member of the community,”
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications
New York Medical College
The Business Council of Westchester to honor medical college with Corporate Citizenship Award at dinner on April 21
Valhalla, N.Y. – February 19, 2015 – New York Medical College (NYMC) will be one of six groups honored by The Business Council of Westchester at their annual Business Hall of Fame Dinner on April 21. The College will be presented with the prestigious Corporate Citizenship Award for its commitment to bringing its students, research, and skills to neighborhoods throughout Westchester and the surrounding area.
“As a university of excellence, being a good corporate citizen means being more than a school: it means being an active and engaged member of the community,” said NYMC Chancellor and CEO Edward C. Halperin, who will accept the award on behalf of the College. “It is an honor to be acknowledged by the Council for our work in the community and we are excited to expand our reach throughout the region in the future.”
NYMC has long been involved in the surrounding communities, holding clinics for the impoverished and underserved, mentoring middle- and high-school students, as well as their teachers, and working with the disabled.
Past recipients of the Corporate Citizenship Award include New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division, The Dannon Company, Inc., IBM, MasterCard Worldwide, Verizon and Con Edison.
About New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, NYMC is one of the oldest and largest health sciences universities in the country with more than 1,400 students, 1,300 residents and clinical fellows, nearly 3,000 faculty members, and 15,000 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers advanced degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. The College manages more than $36 million in research and other sponsored programs, notably in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine, and vaccine development.
With a network of affiliated hospitals that includes large urban medical centers, small suburban clinics and high-tech regional tertiary care facilities, NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities throughout the tri-state region for medical students, residents, and other health providers.