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NYAM's 166th Anniversary Discourse and Awards on November 7 paid special tribute to individuals with distinguished accomplishments in health policy, public health, medicine, scientific research, and service to the Academy, and featured special guest speaker David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, President of the Commonwealth Fund and former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
NYAM inducted 123 new Fellows and Members its Annual Meeting of the Fellows on November 7, 2013.
The NYAM Section on Clinical Nutrition aims to start dialogues about nutrition with an emphasis on the obesity epidemic and public health issues, and to collaborate with other NYAM sections in developing programs that address these issues.
NYAM welcomed Michael A. Weber, MD of the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine to deliver the 2013 Nahum J. Winer Lecturer on October 8, 2013. The topic of his lecture was “Unresolved Issues in Diagnosing and Treating Hypertension: Is Renal Sympathectomy An Answer?”
The NYAM Section on Dermatology presented its first Emerging Leaders in Dermatology Night on September 17, 2013. Junior faculty from the tri-state area presented their interests and works for an enthusiastic audience of nearly 100 dermatology chairs, residency program directors, mentors, and residents.
NYAM’s interdisciplinary Section on Health Care Delivery focuses on the study and advancement of knowledge in the field of health policy.
NYAM Junior Fellows Program graduate Georgio Malouf is entering his third year as a pre-med student at City College of New York on a full scholarship as part of the Honors Program.
NYAM’s annual Medical Student Forum on August 21, 2013 featured presentations from eight of this year's student grant awardees for the Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research, David E. Rogers Fellowship Program, and Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology.
NYAM welcomed its first cohort of Margaret E. Mahoney Fellows to present their original research on August 22, 2013. The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships provide stipends to support outstanding medical, dental, nursing, public health, and public policy students wishing to participate in 8-10 week research and action programs and policy projects addressing the health needs of vulnerable urban populations.
The NYAM Section on Dermatology will present its inaugural Emerging Leaders in Dermatology Night on September 17. At the event, junior faculty from the tri-state area will present their interests and works as a means of instigating and engendering cross-institutional collaboration and interaction.
NYAM continually strives to connect our more than 2,000 Fellows and Members for mutually rewarding professional development opportunities. For Rev. Greg Johnson and Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, such an opportunity came along the very day they became Fellows in November of 2012.
Richard J. Macchia, MD, FACS, of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida, was awarded the American Urological Association's Distinguished Contribution Award at its annual meeting in San Diego on May 7, 2013.
Mr. Dowling, whose lengthy career has included top positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield, New York State Department of Health, Education and Human Services as well as Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, has been with North-Shore-LIJ Health system since 1995. He has served as president and CEO of the integrated health system, one of the nation's largest, since 2002.
NYAM mourns the loss of Dr. Mildred Mailick, a Fellow since 1997 who was instrumental in building a strong Social Work Section that reflects the best and the brightest social work leaders in health and mental health care.
Tom F. Lue, MD, FACS, of the University of California at San Francisco was awarded the 2013 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award during a reception at NYAM on April 10, 2013.
The NYAM Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health held its third annual NYAM History Night on April 8, 2013, featuring short talks on topics in the history of medicine and public health presented by accomplished health professionals.
This year, NYAM’s Office of School Health Programs (OSHP) has partnered with the Office of Trustee and Fellowship Affairs to foster mentorship activities between NYAM Fellows and the Junior Fellows and Scholars.
On February 19, 2013, NYAM’s Office of School Health Programs partnered with NYAM Fellow Dr. Stuart Feldman, Dean of the Touro College of Pharmacy, to offer a special information session and tour of the school for students and parents in NYAM’s Scholars Program.
The following is a New York Times profile on NYAM Fellow Eric Lander. Dr. Lander received the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science in 2009.
NYAM Fellow Brian F. Hoffman, MD, a father of modern cardiac electrophysiology and the Hosack Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at Columbia University, died on February 11, 2013.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) welcomed 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 42nd annual meeting in October 2012. Among the members were four NYAM Fellows.
Dr. John Cordice, a NYAM Fellow for 58 years, supports younger generations in pursuing careers in the health professions and becoming NYAM Fellows and Members.
On January 9, NYAM’s Author Night Series featured NYAM Fellow Sharon Packer, MD, presenting her book Cinema’s Sinister Psychiatrists – From Caligari to Hannibal.
The Council on Social Work Education presented Volland, MSW, MBA, with the 2012 Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education Award for her work in revolutionizing social work education and field practice with older adults. Recognizing the urgent need for social workers trained to work with older adults, she founded the Social Work Leadership Institute (SWLI) at the New York Academy of Medicine. SWLI has advanced social work’s capacity to improve the lives of older adults and their families through field education and leadership development.
The New York Academy of Medicine welcomed 70 new Fellows, nine Members, 44 Associate Members, nine Student Members and one Honorary Fellow during its Annual Meeting on November 8, 2012 at NYAM. The meeting was followed by the 165th Annual Discourse and Awards presentation.
NYAM Trustee and Fellow Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, was recently named chair of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows program.
NYAM Fellow Dr. Carmen Ortiz Hendricks was recently appointed the Dorothy and David I. Schachne Dean of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York City.
NYAM Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Levine’s photographic exhibit entitled Aging Across America has received a generous grant from the MetLife Foundation to subsidize a U.S.-based tour.
For more than two decades, NYAM Fellow Dr. Ani Kalayjian has been on a journey of healing through forgiveness and meaning. She has devoted her life to studying the impact of trauma, and helping others heal so that they can reach a state of wholeness.
NYAM Fellow R. Richard Leinhardt, MD, FACS was recently recognized by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for his work as part of the World Trade Center Medical Working Group, which Bloomberg convened in 2007 to review the latest medical research on potential health effects of the WTC attacks.
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