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A Newsletter for New York Medical College Alumni & Friends 

April 2009    Volume 1, Number 2

Fostering the Future   

The Adopt A Scholar program was created in 2007 to provide immediate financial relief to deserving medical students who face an overwhelming burden of educational debt. Stephanie DeFiores is one of ten students who received an Adopt A Scholar scholarship this year. Ms. DeFiores taught at P.S. 85 in the South Bronx for two years before she embarked on a career in medicine. 
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"More than half of my students had asthma, and they were out sick all the time," she said. "There were also some abuse cases going on. At a certain point I got really frustrated, because I felt that my students weren't getting the quality of health care that I received in Manhattan. So I decided to go back to school to study medicine because I want to help children living in underserved areas." Read more.
The Chaikin Legacy of Lectures in Gastroenterology
Talley, Nicholas MD
On April 29, 2009, Nicholas J. Talley, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and epidemiology and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, will speak on "Management of Dyspepsia" at the 38th Annual Nathan W. Chaikin Lecture in Gastroenterology under the sponsorship of the Sarah C. Upham Division of Gastroenterology at New York Medical College. 
This distinguished lecture series was established in 1969 by Nathan W. Chaikin, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., who personally supported it until his death in 1984. Today it is generously underwritten by the Annual Chaikin Lecture Endowed Fund, which was established through a bequest from Mrs. Chaikin's estate following her death in 2003.  Read more.
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These otherworldly beings were photographed at the 1958 Carnival. Their identities remain unknown...
In This Issue
Fostering the Future: The Adopt A Scholar Program
The Chaikin Legacy of Lectures in Gastroenterology
Campus News Briefs
Events Spotlight: Alumni Reunion Weekend
Campus News Briefs
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 Alumni Reunion Weekend
May 16 - 17, 2009

This year's Alumni Reunion Weekend will be held on Saturday, May 16 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City, and on Sunday, May 17 on the College's Valhalla campus. Members of the Classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2004 are invited to come together and celebrate and and share their favorite memories and proudest accomplishments throughout the weekend. You will be joined by members of the graduating Class of 2009 on May 16. Read more.
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Published by New York Medical College Office of Development & Alumni Relations, copyright 2009.
Monica Maye, Editor
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