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April 13, 2010
A top student selected from each of the New York City schools of social work will give a five minute oral presentation of their original work in social work practice, research or education in health, mental health, or public/community health.
April 12, 2010
Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Modern culture tends to separate medicine and miracles, but their histories are closely intertwined.

April 6, 2010
Lecture at 6:00 p.m., followed by a reception.

Sylvie Merian will explore an unusual type of metal decoration found on a number of Armenian manuscript bindings.

April 5, 2010
Are the images on the wall in a hospital room, doctor’s office or rehab center important to the wellbeing of a patient? Undoubtedly, yes. This book explores the opportunity for assisting healing through the utilization of art.
March 23, 2010
Fight On, My Soul is a just-released biography of an African-American country doctor, Morgan E. Norris, M.D., who practiced medicine in Jim Crow Virginia, 1917-1964. Written by Morgan’s son James E.C. Norris, also a physician, it chronicles the life of a fearless and indomitable man.
March 18, 2010
This panel will focus specifically on the issues surrounding access to healthcare services. Representatives from different delivery systems of care in New York will share their perspective on the ways organizations and their patient population will potentially be impacted by federal health care reform.
March 17, 2010
Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Lecture at 6:00 p.m.

In 1862, a busy Philadelphia physician named Owen J. Wister stayed overnight at the home of the Camacs. Mrs. Camac was pregnant and dangerously ill, giving rise to the conundrum expressed in this lecture's title.

March 16, 2010
R Michael Tuttle, MD is a Member at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York, NY. He is an active clinician and researcher specializing in the management of advanced thyroid cancer. Dr. Tuttle will be presenting his Management recommendations relevant to nuclear medicine in the New ATA Thyroid Cancer Guidelines.
March 15, 2010
In GET ME OUT: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., serves as a capable midwife to a captivating and comprehensive history of how we get babies out of their mothers, and how this effort has evolved—for better and for worse—throughout human history.
March 11, 2010
This lecture addresses a 'new' approach to reducing maternal mortality in developing countries—namely holistic in scope. The initial model for this approach will be implemented in rural Uganda—in a sub-district of Mityana (Mwera) 70 km from Kampala.
March 4, 2010
Irwin Epstein, PhD will discuss his book: Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research during this edition of the NYAM Author Night Series. The book covers all the basics of conducting practitioner-initiated CDM studies or CDM doctoral dissertations, drawing extensively on published CDM studies and completed CDM dissertations from multiple social work settings in the United States, Australia, Israel, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. In addition, it describes consulting principles for researchers interested in forging collaborative university-agency CDM partnerships, making it a practical tool for novice practitioner-researchers and veteran academic-researchers alike.
March 2, 2010
Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Patricia Lois Myskowski, M.D., will speak at the 2010 Howard Fox Lecture.
February 25, 2010
Are the images on the wall in a hospital room, doctor’s office or rehab center important to the wellbeing of a patient? Undoubtedly, yes. This book explores the opportunity for assisting healing through the utilization of art. Tonight's event has been canceled due to weather and is rescheduled for April 5
February 23, 2010
The First In NYAM's Series on Prevention: The Key to Urban Health A new series that explores the central role prevention plays in strengthening our communities and our personal health and well-being.
February 23, 2010
The First In NYAM's Series on Prevention: The Key to Urban Health A new series that explores the central role prevention plays in strengthening our communities and our personal health and well-being.
February 22, 2010
Karen Davis is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues.
February 18, 2010
This comprehensive collection of essays written by practicing psychiatrist, Sharon Packer, shows that superheroes are more about superegos than about bodies and brawn, even though they contain subversive sexual subtexts that paved the path for major social shifts of the late 20th century.
February 4, 2010
Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Lecture at 6:00 p.m.

This lecture examines the ways in which the medical, social and genetic interpretations of Cystic Fibrosis have changed dramatically from its identification in the 1930s to its current status as both clinically manageable (at great effort) and genetically highly complex.

January 27, 2010
Biological immunity as we know it does not exist until the late nineteenth century. Nor does the premise that organisms defend themselves at the cellular or molecular levels. In A Body Worth Defending, Ed Cohen reveals the unacknowledged political, economic, and philosophical assumptions about the human body that biomedicine incorporates when it recruits immunity to safeguard the vulnerable living organism.
January 13, 2010
Personality disorders (PDs) are known to emerge during adolescence and to represent a significant but often under-recognized problem in young adults. In this presentation, principles and methods of identifying and classifying PDs will be summarized. New findings will be presented that challenge some of the assumptions inherent in the DSM diagnostic system.
January 12, 2010
NYAM and The Metropolitan Ethics Network Present Ethics Grand Rounds: The Minimally Conscious State: Challenges to Bioethics and Patient Care" with Joseph J. Fins, M.D. F.A.C.P.
December 8, 2009
H. William Strauss is a nuclear medicine physician with expertise in cardiac imaging and management of thyroid disorders and additional expertise in radionuclide therapy for thyroid cancer, intractable bone pain, and radioimmune therapy.
December 7, 2009
Join photographer Christopher Payne for a guided tour through multiple mental hospitals, as he shows images from the six-year project that resulted in his latest book, Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals (MIT Press). Through his lens we see splendid, palatial exteriors and crumbling interiors—chairs stacked against walls with peeling paint in a grand hallway; brightly colored toothbrushes still hanging on a rack; stacks of suitcases, never packed for the trip home. Since many of these places no longer exist, his photographs serve as their final, “official” record
December 4, 2009
The New York Academy of Medicine, Office of School Health Programs is pleased to offer the following special full-day professional development training workshop entitled Supporting Academic Achievement by Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Youth
December 3, 2009
Lecture Title: "Brain Science and the Law: Did My Brain Make Me Do This?"
The Thomas William Salmon Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a prominent specialist in psychiatry, neurology or mental hygiene. The Thomas William Salmon Lecturer, chosen from among the nation’s most talented investigators, is invited to share his or her research with the New York-area psychiatric community.
December 2, 2009
Join the Section on Social Work for a screening of the award winning film Frozen River followed by a moderated discussion led by NYAM Fellow Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW, Associate Dean & Professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. All are welcome to attend.
December 2, 2009
The New York Academy of Medicine's Glorney- Raisbeck Award was endowed by the Corlette Glorney Foundation and is presented annually to recognize scientific achievement and outstanding contributions by an individual to basic science or clinical medicine, especially as those contributions relate to cardiology. The awardees' activities may have been accomplished in any cardiovascular-related area, including research, teaching and education, clinical expertise, medical care programs, and authorship.

This year's recipient is Dr. Christine Seidman, Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

December 1, 2009
Our series will conclude with Rashi Fein’s assessment of how America’s presidents have defined America's health "problem" and the different "solutions" they have proposed. He will examine the factors that helped lead to success and failure in Presidential efforts to extend health insurance, paying special attention to the role of individuals and ideology as well as the limits and strengths of presidential power.
November 30, 2009
Please join us as the panel provides an up-to-the-minute report on Federal health reform and what it means for New York State, a state that is already ahead of the curve on many issues being discussed in Washington.
November 24, 2009
The New York Academy of Medicine will host a series of classes on how to build and design your wireless network. Lecturer Peter Yang, CCIE, has taught many CCIE's and lecturer Yixiong Xu, CISSP, is the recipient of the Technology Improvement Award, NN/LM.
November 19, 2009
Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, has photographed elders in his medical practice and throughout the United States for the past twenty twenty-five years. Drawing upon his background in fine art, photography, and care of the elderly, this lecture weaves together themes of art and medicine, and concludes that geriatrics is the most humanistic of medical specialties.
November 18, 2009
As an accomplished poet, Pamela Spiro Wagner has long utilized the language and emotion of poetry to express the individuality of her mental illness, paranoid schizophrenia, capturing with vivid candor her singular inner world. In WE MAD CLIMB SHAKY LADDERS, Wagner for the first time collects her poems, presented with commentary by her psychiatrist, Mary B. O’Malley, MD, PhD, that elucidates the clinical roots of the poet’s art.
November 17, 2009
Schedule of Events:
  • Annual Meeting of the Voting Fellows and Induction of New Fellows at 5:00 PM
  • Discourse and Awards at 6:00 PM
  • Reception at 7:30 PM

    For more information please contact Amy Kline,

    The Annual Meeting of the Fellows is open to NYAM Fellows only, the Anniversary Discourse and Awards is open to the public

  • November 12, 2009
    Professor Engel will address the shifting focus of the Medicaid program through the years from poverty acute care to middle-class long-term care, and discuss where it is falling short of achieving its original objectives, and why this is happening. Moreover, the talk will address the way in which the current healthcare debate in Congress dovetails with the long-term decline of Medicaid as a competitive insurance program.
    November 7, 2009
    Schedule for the Section on Urology's 2009 Mini-Board Review for Residents: Light Breakfast: 7:30 AM, Academic Program:8:30AM.
    November 5, 2009
    Dr. Jane White will speak on the topic of "Coding, Coverage and Compensation for Medical Nutrition Therapy". A panel discussion and Q&A with Dr. White and Nichola Davis, MD, MS and Rita Batheja, MS, RD, CDN will follow.
    November 3, 2009
    The New York Academy of Medicine, Office of School Health Programs is pleased to offer a full-day professional development training workshop entitled Promoting Health in Support of Learning.
    November 3, 2009
    Director of the Institute of Hormone Research in Jerusalem, Israel, Irving M Spitz, MD, DSc, FRCP will trace the evolution of images of pregnant women throughout the history of western art.
    November 2, 2009
    For every drug addict there are at least four people affected, a depressing assertion by some experts that is clearly borne out in this soft-spoken, utterly honest account by educator Libby Cataldi. At this NYAM Author Night, Cataldi will read from and discuss her first book Stay Close: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
    October 28, 2009
    Social workers play a vital, yet often unrecognized role, in health care. Several models of health care are being considered in the various health care reform proposals. One of the concerns is that the role of social workers will not be given due recognition. Robert Blancato and Jeannine Melly will explain the legislative proposals before Congress as they pertain to social workers.
    October 27, 2009
    This talk will examine the history and implications of two major thrusts in government policy since 1948: first, the efforts to expand population coverage to selected groups, most notably through Medicare, Medicaid and child health programs, and on to current interest in those who remain uninsured; and second, partial, non-controversial investments in the health care infrastructure, notably through subsidy of biomedical research, buildings, and professional and specialized education.
    October 26, 2009
    The Brock Lecture, Award and Visiting Professorship in Pediatrics was established by Millie and Richard Brock in 1995 on the 100th anniversary of NYAM’s Section on Pediatrics to sponsor a nationally recognized leader in pediatrics to engage in a one to two day visiting professorship at a New York-area pediatrics training program, to deliver the annual Brock Lecture, and to receive the Brock Award for distinguished contributions to pediatrics. This year's lecture features Dr. Mark W. Kline presenting his lecture on Pediatric AIDS: Worlds Apart.
    October 22, 2009
    "Medical Futility at the Bedside: More Sophisticated Technology, More Difficult Ethical Dilemmas"

    The translation of the concept of medical futility into hospital policy and practice continues to present novel ethical challenges for care providers, especially as technological advances create new treatment possibilities at the end of life. The session will begin with a case presentation, followed by a discussion of theoretical, practical and legal considerations, and conclude with an example of a hospital futility policy.

    October 19, 2009
    Women’s Global Health and Human Rights serves as an overview of the challenges faced by women in different regions of the world. Ideal as a tool for both professionals and students, this book discusses the similarities and differences in health and human rights challenges that are faced by women globally. Best practices and success stories are also included in this timely and important text.
    October 14, 2009
    The University of Iowa Press is proud to present the newly released medical humanities book The Orange Wire Problem by David Watts. With disarming candor and the audacity to admit that practicing medicine can be a crazy thing, Watts fills each page with riveting details, moving accounts, or belly-laughs. As the stories in this work unfold, we are witness to the moral dilemmas and personal rewards of ministering to the sick. Whether the subject is the potential benefits of therapeutic deception or telling a child about death, Watts's ear for the right word, the right tone, and the right detail never fails him.
    October 14, 2009
    Marking the 5-year anniversary since the untimely death of Steven Z. Miller, M.D. the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University and the New York Academy of Medicine will present a joint program to celebrate Dr. Miller’s contributions to the profession and medical education on October 14, 2009

    * The lecture has been at NYAM for several years but has now grown into this full day event at Columbia!

    October 13, 2009
    Dr. Brian Robinson has over 15 years experience in research and in the pharmaceutical industry and he will be presenting his lecture on Molecular Imaging of Movement Disorders: Radiopharmaceuticals for PET and SPECT.
    October 9, 2009
    In this first public lecture on C. G. Jung’s legendary Red Book, Jungian scholar and Red Book editor Sonu Shamdasani will present the contents and images from Jung’s “Liber Novus” or Red Book.
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