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New York Medical College Hosts Annual Founder's Dinner

“The Founder’s Dinner is a wonderful evening for NYMC friends and alumni that serves to honor remarkable leaders in our community,”

Date: September 19, 2016
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 Distinguished Service Award Renamed for the late Alfred DelBello

Valhalla, N.Y., September 19, 2016 – New York Medical College (NYMC) today held its annual Founder’s Dinner at the DoubleTree Hilton in Tarrytown, N.Y. Attended by numerous influential members of the community, this fundraising gala generates important operating revenues for NYMC each year by attracting significant support from benefactors. 

This year, four distinguished guests were recognized at the dinner for their commitment to NYMC and the larger medical community. The recipients were Mr. Rondald F. Poe, David E. Asprinio, M.D.,  Mario Inchiosa, Ph.D. and Kathryn McGoldrick, M.D. 

“The Founder’s Dinner is a wonderful evening for NYMC friends and alumni that serves to honor remarkable leaders in our community,” said Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., NYMC Chancellor and CEO. “This year’s honorees represent the brilliance and dedication that has made NYMC an outstanding and honorable institution.” 

Ronald F. Poe was awarded The Jackson E. Spears Community Service Award, which is bestowed upon individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exceptional service and commitment to their communities. The award honors the late Jackson E. Spears, who served as a member of NYMC’s Board of Trustees from 1943 to 2003. 

Mr. Poe is a current member of the NYMC Board of Trustees and served as its chairman for 11 years. He is also a trustee of the Gregorian Foundation, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Community Preservation Corporation and a former Chairman of the Freddie Mac Foundation. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science Degree from Pace University and the 1996 Distinguished Alumni Award from Canisius College. Mr. Poe is a member of the American Association of The Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

“As we look towards the future, New York Medical College is extremely well positioned in terms of human capital,” said Ronald F. Poe. “The school has a committed and dedicated board, a very experienced administration, a first class faculty, and an outstanding student body. I think that all of those resources joined together position NYMC to continue be a huge success going forward, capable of surmounting all of the challenges healthcare environment currently faces.” 

David E. Asprinio, M.D., was presented with the newly-renamed Alfred DelBello Distinguished Service Award, which is bestowed upon individuals who have helped advance NYMC’s mission of education and research though service, commitment and expert ability. 

Dr. Asprinio is a trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon and orthopaedic spine surgeon with 18 years of clinical experience. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Vermont College Of Medicine. He completed orthopaedic residency training at the Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, followed by an Orthopaedic trauma fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and an Orthopaedic spine fellowship at the University of Maryland. Dr. Asprinio is chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York Medical College, program director of the Westchester-based orthopaedic residency program, and co-director of the orthopaedic trauma fellowship, a joint program of the Hospital for Special Surgery and Westchester Medical Center.

In addition to his achievements as an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Asprinio is a member of numerous organizations, including The Westchester County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and the American Orthopaedic Association. He is a respected academician and educator who has lectured nationally and internationally. He has authored and co-authored articles in numerous peer review publications. 

“The 20 years I’ve spent at New York Medical College have been more rewarding than I could have possibly imagined, said David E. Asprinio, M.D. “What makes me most proud of my work at the college is seeing the students and residents who graduate and go on to provide the clinical care that we taught them here.” 

Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, Dr. Mario Inchiosa received the newly-established Golden Faculty Service Award, created to recognize his 50 years on the faculty of New York Medical College. Dr. Inchiosa is the longest serving full-time faculty member still actively teaching. 

Kathryn McGoldrick, M.D., Professor Emerita of Anesthesiology, was given a special faculty recognition award in honor of her 15 years of service to New York Medical College. She recently retired from the faculty. 

About New York Medical College

Founded in 1860, NYMC is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with more than 1,400 students, 1,300 residents and clinical fellows, nearly 3,000 faculty members, and 16,000 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. 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.