New York Medical College Celebrates 160th Graduating Class
Leading Biotech Innovator to Address the Class of 2019
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives
New York Medical College
Valhalla, N.Y. – Internationally recognized leader in biotech innovation, George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the Commencement address to the New York Medical College (NYMC) Class of 2019 at New York Medical College's 160th Commencement exercises on May 22 at 5:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in New York City. NYMC will award 414 degrees in total including 200 doctor of medicine (M.D.) degrees, 42 doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degrees, eight doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, 74 master of science (M.S.) degrees, 84 master of public health (M.P.H.) degrees and 6 doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.) degrees to the Class of 2019.
Dr. Yancopoulos is the co-founder, president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron. Over the last 30 years, he has worked to build Regeneron into a leading science-driven biotech company that invented and developed seven FDA-approved medicines for serious diseases including cancer, vision-threatening eye diseases, heart disease, atopic dermatitis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Today, along with key members of his team, Dr. Yancopoulous continues to lead in biotech innovation, including the Regeneron Genetics Center, a world-leading effort that has already sequenced the exomes of more than 500,000 people.
Driven to inspire our nation’s young talent to pursue scientific careers through numerous STEM and internship programs, under Dr. Yancopoulos’ leadership, Regeneron has taken on sponsorship of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition, formerly sponsored by Westinghouse and Intel, and now known as the Regeneron Science Talent Search.
About New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, New York Medical College is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with nearly 1,500 students and 330 residents and clinical fellows, more than 2,600 faculty members and 23,200 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, a School of Dental Medicine and a School of Nursing. NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities for students, residents, and practitioners.