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CHIRONIAN New York Medical College A Member of the Touro College and University System

EDITORIAL Editor Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR By Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.

Assistant Editor Lori Perrault Writers Robert S. Benchley Andrea Kott, M.P.H. Lori Perrault

Melissa F. Pheterson Nancy Rowe

Contributor Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A. Editorial Board Doris Bucher, Ph.D. Rhea Dornbush, Ph.D., M.P.H. Charles B. Hathaway, Ph.D. Amy S. Kahn Jennifer L. Koestler, M.D. Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. ’76 Kenneth Lerea, Ph.D. Design Wayne Printing, Inc.

Matthew A. Pravetz, O.F.M., Ph.D. ’88 Henry Saphier, M.D. ’61 Ira Schwartz, Ph.D. Michal L. Schwartzman, Ph.D. Ben C. Watson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Gary P. Wormser, M.D. Photography Dmitry Kalinin (DIA International Group, Inc.) William Taufic Photography John Vecchiolla Photography Joe Vericker, PhotoBureau

ADMINISTRATION Alan Kadish, M.D., President Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., Chancellor, Chief Executive Officer D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., Dean, School of Medicine Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice, Vice President, Government Affairs Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences Office of Public Relations Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., Vice President of Communications Kevin R. Cummings, M.P.S., M.P.H. ’00, Director of Web Communications Lori Perrault, Public Information Editor Julio A. Rodriguez-Rentas, M.A., Assistant Director of Web Communications Madlena Pesheva, Executive Assistant Nancy Rowe, Communications Specialist Marianne Hurewitz, Communications Specialist Please direct all inquiries to: New York Medical College/Chironian, 40 Sunshine Cottage Road, Valhalla, NY 10595. We authorize the use of any material with attribution to New York Medical College. Chironian is published annually by the Office of Public Relations. We welcome reader feedback. Contact us at (914) 594-4536 or at chironian@nymc.edu. NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE AFFILIATIONS Major Clinical Affiliated Sites Westchester Medical Center St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Metropolitan Hospital Center Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Affiliated Clinical Sites Beckley VA Medical Center Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Calvary Hospital Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Greenwich Hospital Hoboken University Medical Center Keller Army Community Hospital Lenox Hill Hospital

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Richmond University Medical Center Saint Joseph’s Medical Center Saint Michael’s Medical Center Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

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NEWS BRIEFS

8 TOURO COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE AT NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE OPENS ITS DOORS By Andrea Kott, M.P.H.

12 FACING AN EPIDEMIC By Melissa F. Pheterson

16 THE DOCTOR IS IN THE HOUSE By Melissa F. Pheterson

1 9 TAKING AIM AT ZIKA By Robert S. Benchley

22 JOSEPH T. ENGLISH: HIS JOURNEY TO A CAREER IN HEALTH CARE By Andrea Kott, M.P.H.

26 NYMC STUDENTS GET HANDS-ON TRAINING IN HONDURAS WITH GLOBAL BRIGADES By Andrea Kott, M.P.H.

30 WHEN YOUR PATIENT IS AN AUDIENCE OF MILLIONS By Melissa F. Pheterson 32 ALUMNI AND DONOR EVENTS 34

ALUMNI PROFILES

35 MILESTONES 40 IN MEMORIAM

Ambulatory Care Programs Open Door Family Medical Centers

42 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PASSES THE BATON TO CHARLES EPISALLA, M.D. ’88 By Andrea Kott, M.P.H.

CONNECT WITH US: www.nymc.edu

43 BUILDING BRIDGES AND RECONNECTING SHSP ALUMNI By Melissa F. Pheterson

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44 GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE 46 NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 56 DEAN’S WHITE COAT CAMPAIGN EASES MEDICAL STUDENT DEBT 57 COMMENCEMENT 2016

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