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NYAM Senior Vice President for Research Dr. David Siscovick provides an update on his activities within and outside of NYAM since joining the organization in April 2014.
NYAM welcomed its second cohort of Margaret E. Mahoney Fellows to present their summer research projects on August 11, 2014. This year’s Mahoney Fellows are MD, MPH, and DDS candidates who have spent the summer conducting research projects on health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations with an emphasis on health policy.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded NYAM’s Center for Evaluation and Applied Research (CEAR) a $197,673 grant for innovative research focused on promoting informed public health decision-making.
The NYAM Section on Anesthesiology and Resuscitation has enjoyed a resurgence in activity and participation in the last two years, due in large part to the dedication of Section Chair Elizabeth A. M. Frost, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
NYAM welcomed over 300 guests to the Pierre Hotel for its 20th Annual Gala on June 16, 2014. The event, “Healthy Cities, Healthy World,” celebrated NYAM’s continued commitment to advancing the health of people in cities.
NYAM is pleased to announce the 2014–2015 recipients of its historical research fellowships: Dr. Laura Robson (University of Reading, UK) received the Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Public Health, and Heidi Knoblauch (Yale University) received the Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine.
NYAM was honored to welcome Donna Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services to speak with NYAM's Margaret E. Mahoney Fellows on June 10, 2014.
The New York Academy of Medicine mourns the loss of Dr. Clarence E. Pearson, a longtime Fellow and champion of NYAM who generously contributed his expertise to advance NYAM's work in urban health, age-friendly cities, and school health programs.
The NYAM Section on Dermatology was pleased to present its annual Dermatology Residents’ Night on June 10, 2014.
The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) will hold its 20th Annual Gala, “Healthy Cities, Healthy World,” at the Pierre Hotel on June 16, honoring NYAM President Emeritus Dr. Jeremiah Barondess, Chairman Emeritus Dr. Thomas Morris, and corporate leader eCaring.
The Nursing Special Interest Group of The New York Academy of Medicine recently hosted a forum for nurse executives interested in bringing their knowledge and expertise to nonprofit, government and private organizations through board appointments.
An interdisciplinary panel of physicians from around New York City met recently to discuss the appropriate use of pre-op testing at the New York Academy of Medicine. The session, “Why Bother! The Comprehensive Pre-Op Panel,” was organized after the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation listed preoperative testing in patients undergoing routine surgery as one of five medical services of questionable value.
The New York Academy of Medicine, national program office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program, is pleased to announce the selection of 12 new scholars who will investigate how connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, social, economic, and environmental conditions impact the population’s health.
NYAM welcomes the newest members of its Board of Trustees, James Flynn, Dr. Martín-J. Sepúlveda, and Dr. Michael Stocker.
The overuse of pre-operative testing in low-risk patients has become a major concern across medical specialties. On April 30, five NYAM sections came together to start a dialogue on the issue.
Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, President of The New York Academy of Medicine, announces the appointment of David S. Siscovick, MD, MPH as Senior Vice President for Research. Dr. Siscovick will establish a new interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to research across NYAM’s priority areas of healthy aging, disease prevention and health promotion, and eliminating health disparities.
NYAM honored Gerald H. Jordan, MD, FACS with the 2014 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award for outstanding contributions in the field of urology during a reception on April 9, 2014.
On April 3, NYAM’s Nursing Special Interest Group hosted a full-day leadership training event designed to equip nurses with strategies and tools necessary to plan and navigate a path to a board appointment.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed NYAM Fellow Donna M. Corrado, PhD as Commissioner of the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) on February 18, 2014.
On April 7, NYAM Board of Trustee member Edward Lewis joins advertising legends as he is inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame.
Amy Paller, MS, MD delivered the 60th Howard Fox, MD Memorial lecture at NYAM on the topic of “Update on Genetic Skin Disorders and Their Management.” Dr. Paller is the Walter J. Hamlin Chair and Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Skin Disease Research Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
On April 3 the Nursing Special Interest Group of NYAM will present a full-day event, “Preparing Nurses for Board Governance: Creating a Path to a Seat at the Table.” The aim of the event is to equip each participant with the strategies and tools needed to plan and navigate a path to a board appointment.
The NYAM Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health held its fourth annual History Night featuring five talks on the history of medicine and public health, with a spotlight on New York.
The New York Academy of Medicine mourns the loss of Eliot J. Lazar, MD, MBA. A NYAM Fellow since 1995, Dr. Lazar served as Chair of the Committee on Admission and Membership from 2003-2013.
NYAM Fellow Elsbeth Kalenderian, DDS, MPH, PhD is Chair of the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kalenderian’s focus is on quality improvement with a goal to improve patient safety in the dental world.
The New York Academy of Medicine mourns the passing of our esteemed longtime Fellow and friend, John W.V. Cordice, MD. Dr. Cordice was part of the surgical team that saved Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life in 1958 after Dr. King was stabbed at a book signing event in Harlem.
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?”
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