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The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angel Mendoza as Director of Health Policy beginning on April 6, 2015. Dr. Mendoza will work to further the Academy’s efforts to advance the health of people in cities through evidence-based policies and programs that address the broader determinants of health, focusing on our priority areas of healthy aging, disease prevention and health promotion, and eliminating health disparities.
For the second year in a row, the Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health received so many high-quality submissions for its History of Medicine Night event that it is holding two separate events in 2015, each pertaining to a separate time period. At each event, several presenters give short talks on a broad range of historical and social topics relating to medicine.
Dr. Shahid R. Aziz, Chair of the Section on Dentistry and Oral Health, shares on the section's growth, recent and upcoming events, and the connection of dentistry and oral health to the Academy's overall work in urban health.
Dr. Nereida Correa may have just joined the Academy upon her election as a Fellow in January 2015, but her fascination with the Academy began at a young age.
On February 10, 2015, the Academy awarded its first-ever Academic Research Award in Dermatology to Andrea Suarez, MD, a dermatology resident from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Suarez was chosen for her project entitled “The Role of SOX10 in Invasive Melanoma,” which is about identifying a new marker to better predict and possibly help treat melanoma.
On January 28, 2015, the NYAM Section on Health Care Delivery hosted the event “Trailblazing the Path Through the Thicket: Caring for New York's Medically Complex Patients,” featuring speaker Allison Hamblin, MSPH, Vice President of Strategic Planning at the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) and a panel of experts from Maimonides Medical Center and FEGS Health & Human Services.
On January 24, 2015, The New York Academy of Medicine and the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and the NYAM Section on Psychiatry hosted “The Blank Slate Workshop: Even Doctors Can Learn to Write,” a full-day workshop on short essay and op-ed writing.
NYAM continued its 167-year tradition of hosting an Annual Meeting of the Voting Fellows and Anniversary Discourse & Awards Ceremony on November 6, 2014, including the induction of new Fellows and Members, a talk by Lasker Foundation President Dr. Claire Pomeroy, the presentation of the Academy Distinguished Awards, and recognition of NYAM’s 30-year Fellows.
The NYAM Section on Anesthesiology held its annual Residents’ Night on September 30, 2014. Thanks to a generous grant from NAPA, 18 residents and some 30 faculty members representing the departments of anesthesia in New York came together for a convivial evening of excellent food, wine, and science.
The NYAM Section on Dermatology presented its second annual Emerging Leaders in Dermatology Night on September 16, 2014. The event brought together junior dermatology faculty from the tri-state area to present their interests and work, and also announced NYAM’s new Academic Research Awards in Dermatology Program.
The NYAM Sections on Social Work and Health Care Delivery hosted the 2014 Social Work Recognition Night on September 15, 2014. The event honored Dr. Susan Bernstein, Director of Social Work Services at Mount Sinai Hospital, and her senior leadership team for their work to develop care coordination models shown to reduce unnecessary re-hospitalizations.
NYAM concluded its Summer 2014 student grant program with a research presentation by this year’s grant recipients at the annual Medical Student Forum. The students presented their research projects and findings to an audience of their mentors and peers, members of the grant selection committees, and NYAM researchers.
The New York Academy of Medicine announces the recipients of its prestigious annual NYAM Awards for distinguished contributions by individuals in health policy, public health, clinical practice, biomedical research, and an individual who has made significant contributions to NYAM.
Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, President of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, will deliver the 167th Anniversary Discourse at NYAM on November 6 on the topic of “How Research Does and Should Inform Clinical Practice.”
NYAM Trustee Kevin Thurm will join the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) as a Senior Counselor under Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Mr. Thurm brings to HHS more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
Each year, The New York Academy of Medicine awards more than $350,000 in grants and fellowships to medical students, seasoned physicians, and investigators to support the advancement of health care studies. NYAM is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Fellowship and Summer 2014 Student Grant recipients.
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.
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.
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 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.
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