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The Chironian magazine is distributed to a readership of 16,000 faculty, alumni and employees of New York Medical College, government and community leaders, affiliated hospitals and selected media. Each issue is carefully crafted to provide a balance of articles on cutting-edge research, personality profiles, student accomplishments and alumni news from all three of NYMC schools. Copies of the magazine are available in the lobbies of the Medical Education Center, Basic Sciences Building, School of Health Sciences and Practice, 7 Dana Road and 19 Skyline Drive. Inquiries can be sent to Chironian@nymc.edu.

Current Issue

Read about the new dean of the School of Medicine, Neil W. Schluger, M.D.; non-traditional student routes to NYMC; the fight against obesity; the affiliation with Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute; the evolution of medical school admissions; the NYMC Center for Human Rights; faculty spotlights; alumni news and more.


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Chironian Magazine 2023 Cover with Dr. Schluger smiling


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The 2023 Issue highlights NYMC's efforts on finding new ways to identify and treat stress;  sowing seed strains for the annual flu vaccine; laboratory renovations in the Basic Sciences Building; the 60th anniversary of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; pediatric corneal transplants; faculty spotlights; alumni news and moreRead how NYMC continues the charge »


The 2021-2022 Issue highlights NYMC's efforts on continuing the legacy of diversity and inclusion; how NYMC pivoted education during the pandemic; a potential treatment for retinopathy of prematurity; a look back on NYMC’s affiliation with NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan; alumni news; faculty spotlights and more. Read how NYMC continues the legacy of diversity & inclusion »


The 2020 issue highlights NYMC's efforts on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis; the expansion of BioInc@NYMC; NYMC's fight against diabetes; NYMC's leadership in tick-borne disease research; and the Family Health Center. Read how NYMC is at the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis »


The 2019 issue focuses on the new deans of the School of Medicine and Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, Jonathan A.N. Fisher, Ph.D.'s Neurosensory Engineering Lab, how NYMC is impacting migrant health, NYMC's work to build a culture of wellness and resiliency, as well as the School of Health Sciences and Practice's Speech-Language Pathology Clinic. Read how NYMC leads by example »


Chironian Name

The Chironian magazine is named after Chiron. In Greek mythology, Chiron, called the wisest and most just of the centaurs, raised Aesculapius and instructed him in the art of healing. Noted British sculptor Abram Belskie created a sculpture called "The First Chironian." Mr. Belskie was a familiar figure at the College sometime in the late 1950s where he was creatively engaged in translating medical science into sculpture and medallic art.

Renowned as a medical sculptor for his life-size scientifically correct anatomical models, Belskie worked with American physician and medical illustrator Robert L. Dickinson, M.D., on the Birth Series at New York Medical College and his Heart Series for American Heart Association, which was displayed at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Mr. Belskie also designed the Alumni Association medal and the College's centennial medal, which earned him The Saltus Medal Award by the American Numismatic Society in 1959.