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College Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters Awarded $1 Million

April 13, 2021
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Valhalla, NY – The New York Medical College (NYMC) Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters will receive $1,000,000 from New York State, a major increase in funding for a vitally-needed program. New York State has continued to increase its financial support for the Center from an initial annual pledge of $500,000 in 2017 and $925,000 in 2019, a sum that is matched by NYMC in support of the expanding work and impact of the Center.


SOM Class of 2021 Celebrates Residency Training Placement

March 19, 2021
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VALHALLA, NY – Today at noon, seniors at New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM), along with graduating medical students across the nation, learned where they were matched to medical residency programs and will continue their training for the next several years in their chosen specialty. Although it was not the traditional in-person envelope opening ceremony, students learned where they matched online and a live stream of the event allowed family and friends to join in the celebration. Conducted annually by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), the Match uses a computer algorithm to match the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs, to fill the available training positions at U.S. teaching hospitals.


Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D., Appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC)

February 03, 2021
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Valhalla, New York – February 3, 2021 – Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the newly combined Departments of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC). Most recently serving as interim chair of the Department of Pathology at NYMC since 2019, Dr. Islam will bring valuable interdisciplinary experience and research expertise to the newly merged department.


New York Medical College Appoints Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H., FAAN, FAES, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

December 07, 2020
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Valhalla, New York - In keeping with its deep roots and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, New York Medical College (NYMC) is proud to announce the appointment of Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H. FAAN, FAES,  associate dean of student affairs and associate professor of neurology and of medicine in the School of Medicine (SOM), to the college-wide position of vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, effective immediately.


New Holographic Patent Combined With 5G Wi-Fi Announced

December 07, 2020
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Valhalla, New York -  Alan Kadish, M.D., president of New York Medical College (NYMC) and Touro College and University System (TCUS), has announced that NYMC has been granted a new patent, #10,863,274, in holographic Wi-Fi transmission.  The newly granted patent will be used in several areas of medical imaging, education and telemedicine, as well as commercial applications in industrial markets and the entertainment industry.


New York Medical College Awarded Grant to Improve Pediatric Training and Care in New York State

November 12, 2020
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Valhalla, NY – New York Medical College (NYMC) is one of four organizations to receive 2020 training grants from The Children’s Dream Foundation (CDF), an organization working to advance pediatric emergency medicine in New York’s Hudson Valley region, during a very competitive grant cycle.


New York Medical College Announces Partnership with Dominican College

September 18, 2020
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New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) has partnered with Dominican College to provide early acceptance programs into the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Graduate Certificate programs at NYMC’s SHSP.


College Hosts Community Conversation with New York State Senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Gustavo Rivera

September 15, 2020
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WHEN:  Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    

WHERE:  Live streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register here.

This event is the second in the newly established series, “Creating Community Through Conversation,” which invites government officials to a public-facing discussion on topics of interest to the community. Ira J. Bedzow, Ph. D., director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program and UNESCO Chair of Bioethics at NYMC, will have a discussion with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera of the 33rd Senate District and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health on various issues, such as reimagining health care delivery in the state of New York; checks and balances in the New York State budget; and criminal justice and social reform.


New York Medical College Creates Intergenerational Community with New Benjamin Rush Institute Chapter

August 26, 2020
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Valhalla, New York – New York Medical College (NYMC) has created an intergenerational chapter of the Benjamin Rush Institute (BRI). This chapter, the first of its kind in any medical school, will provide opportunity for aspiring and experienced medical professionals of all different ages and backgrounds to connect in formal and informal settings to discuss the ethics of the patient-physician relationship as well as the political-economic implications of different health care provision models for the United States. The chapter, open to alumni, faculty, and students, will offer multiple online public sessions per term, with a thought leader leading discussion around a keynote idea. The chapter will also serve as a platform for alumni and current medical students to develop mentor-mentee relationships.


New York Medical College Announces Breakthrough Patent

July 14, 2020
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Valhalla, New York— Alan Kadish, M.D., president of New York Medical College (NYMC) and Touro College and University System (TCUS), announced patent number 10,709,883, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a revolutionary new bandage using Nano technology. This exciting new technology was developed by Donald Spector, an inventor with hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents in medicine, entertainment, communications, technology and consumer products.