Now in its second year, the NYSOMS Student Research Poster Competition is on its way to becoming as popular--and as competitive--as the Intern/Resident Poster Competition, a longtime staple of NYSOMS' annual convention. Last year, there were only five student contestants. This year, that number almost tripled, with 13 students submitting impressive research. AND THE WINNERS ARE:
FIRST PLACE: Matthew R. Woodward, MSc., OMS 2, TouroCOM
"Olfactory Identification Deficit as a Predictor of White Matter Tract Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease"
SECOND PLACE: Polina R. Pinkhasova, OMS 2, NYITCOM
"Metformin Reduces Mitochondrial Degradation in Doxorubicin Treated Cardiac Myoblasts"
THIRD PLACE: Andrew M. Ho, OMS 4, NYITCOM
"Patient Outcomes of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Radiation Cystitis"
All of the 124 students graduating from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem this coming June who sought and were eligible for highly coveted fall residencies have been matched successfully, the school has announced.
Said Dr. Robert Goldberg, TouroCOM’s executive dean and professor: “We salute the class of 2015. TouroCOM is committed to training osteopathic physicians with an emphasis on practicing in underserved communities, and to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. Another cornerstone of our mission is to graduate qualified osteopathic physicians into primary care residencies. To these ends, once again, we are succeeding by leaps and bounds.”
Touro Medical College students participated in a psychiatric-interest forum with Dr. Quazi Al-Tariq, standing right of center, a mentor and adjunct professor at the school, assisting.
New York’s Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Touro College of Pharmacy recently came together for the first time for an interprofessional education (IPE) class on Cultural Competence in Health Care. The class, which tackles challenges in understanding cultural diversity in health care, was only available to Touro’s medical students in the past, according to the school. “By combining the pharmacy and medical students in 1 lecture hall, students from both schools are taking the course together in an attempt to address one of the components of the [World Health Organization] definition of IPE, by learning ‘with’ one another.”
On a recent Thursday morning, across 125th Street from the Apollo Theater in Harlem, pharmacy and medical students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Touro College of Pharmacy gathered for an unusual event. It was the first session of a course they would be taking together, titled “Introduction to Cultural Competence in Healthcare.”
On a recent Thursday morning across the street from the Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem, pharmacy and medical students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) were gathering for an unusual occasion. It was the first class session of a course they would be taking together – titled “Introduction to Cultural Competence in Healthcare.”
"Getting here has been an amazing journey, but to be acknowledged in The Harlem Times for Women’s History Month is a recognition that I don’t take lightly,” said Dr. Dady. “Once again, I am grateful.”
The Times Herald talks about our students who visited Washington DC recently for "DO Day on Capitol Hill" and the upcoming Community Open House in the Middletown Campus.
Several New York physician leaders and MSSNY staff travelled to Washington, DC this week to advocate for their patients to key New York Congressional delegation members in support of Medicare SGR-repeal legislation, relief from excessive CMS regulatory burdens, and assuring sufficient residency slots and debt relief for our future physicians. The current SGR "patch" expires March 31, and an overwhelming number of physicians find they are unable to comply with excessively burdensome requirements, such as meeting EHR meaningful use standards, participating in the Physicians Quality Reporting System, and trying to successfully transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding.
Hundreds of physicians Monday descended on Washington, D.C. where they will refine their message on the top health policy issues facing doctors across the country, and take them directly to lawmakers for discussion.
“There are precious few chances for physicians to have the opportunity to speak to, but more importantly, to have the opportunity to hear the opinions of, the people they’re trying to influence,” Dr. Goldberg said Monday. “As solid as our arguments are, and as firmly as we believe in them, they’re pointless if we are unable to see the wants and fears of the constituents our legislators have to deal with.”
Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Kenneth Steier, Founding Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown
The Osmosis Blog interviews Dr. Kenneth Steier, Middletown Campus Dean, about how he got into medical education.
Dr. DiCaprio helped develop the vaccine that now represents perhaps the best hope of slowing the spread of Ebola.
"It’s tough to be proud when over 5,000 people have lost their lives," says the Schenectady native, now 34, who devoted her Ph.D. dissertation to the vaccine. "I don’t have the expertise to say the epidemic could have been prevented. But maybe we could have saved lives. At least we’d know a lot more about the virus and the vaccine."
Dr. Prancan, whose specialties are physiology and pharmacology, joined TouroCOM in 2008 as co-course director of the Department of Pharmacology. Since then, he has held numerous other positions at the medical school including associate professor in pharmacology and physiology, course director in pharmacology, chairman of the Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, and director of the school’s M.S. program — Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences — which has produced over 250 graduates, many of whom have enrolled in TouroCOM’s DO program.
Dr. Frank Ehrlich, surgeon for 45 years, visits TouroCOM's Middletown Campus to see its state-of-the-art anatomy lab.
MSSNY Testifies at Assembly Hearing that Proposed WC Medical Fee Changes Could Harm Injured Workers Access to Care
Noted Workers Compensation expert Dr. Robert Goldberg, Dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and a MSSNY Board of Trustees member, delivered testimony to a hearing held by the New York State Assembly Labor and Insurance Committees to review concerns with the Workers’ Compensation Board’s "Discussion Document."
"Ebola alters and affects the coagulation of our bodies, it puts our bodies into a state referred to as disseminated intravascular coagulation, and it is this that leads to the rash and the bleeding we see," Dr. Kathleen DiCaprio, professor of immunology and microbiology at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, told Medical Daily recently. The virus also deregulates our inflammatory response, she said, and so "it really is a trio of pathology that makes it so pathogenic, so lethal, and so difficult to identify a vaccine and treatment."
WTBQ "Health Matters" - TouroCOM Middletown
Building on the Apollo Theater’s role as a community resource and gathering place, Harlem Healthy Soul Festival is designed to serve as a platform for Harlem families to learn about the numerous community health resources to live active and vibrant lives.
There will also be health education resources addressing some of Harlem’s most critical health concerns, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, childhood asthma and more. Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Community Affairs and Diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. John M. Palmer, serves as the health advisor for the Festival.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine student Tieg Beazer wins Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
Expressing her gratitude, Ms. Beazer said, "I am honored to be a 2014 recipient of the Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Scholarship and look forward to initiating more efforts to increase diversity and inclusion at TouroCOM Harlem."
The condom cure! A Brooklyn medical student designs device to save women from bleeding to death during childbirth
TouroCOM - Harlem student Mikail Kamal and his research team discovered a blown up condom filled with saline water can put pressure on the uterus to reduce or stop bleeding until the woman is transferred to a hospital.