The Pulse

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A Newsletter for New York Medical College Alumni & Friends 

March 2009    Volume 1, Number 1

Welcome to The Pulse, a new electronic newsletter brought to you by the Office of Development & Alumni Relations. We look forward to sharing the latest alumni, development and campus news with you through this  publication. 
We hope you'll enjoy this close-up view of the College community's latest accomplishments and activities. Please email your comments and news items to We'd love to hear from you!

With warm regards,
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Julie A. Kubaska
Vice President, Development & Alumni Relations
New York Medical College
The Power of One
Radiologist Richard N. Hirsh, M.D. '69, illuminates his reasons for giving 
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Richard N. Hirsh, M.D. '69, FACR, claims to be selfishly motivated in his philanthropic activities because he gets back ten times more than he gives.
Dr. Hirsh is a diagnostic radiologist at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio and assistant professor of radiology at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. A member of New York Medical College's Traditions Society, he is also the founding director of a global nonprofit healthcare organization and the creator of a nursing scholarship fund in Israel. He recently returned from a three-week trip to Israel, Jordan and Macedonia, where he worked on behalf of both causes.  Read more.

CME Winter Seminar Focuses on Aging
CME 2009 Wyndam resort-WebThirty-three alumni attended this year's CME Winter Seminar at the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Participants were welcomed at an opening cocktail reception hosted by New York Medical College President Karl P. Adler, M.D., on the evening of January 25th. The reception was followed by three days of presentations that focused on "Healthcare Issues in an Aging Population." Attendees were also updated on the latest activities of the College and the Alumni Association. 
"In the 26 years that I've been coordinating this seminar for alumni, I think that this year's speakers were among the best we've ever had," said Joseph F. Dursi, M.D., '59. Read more.
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In This Issue
The Power of One
CME Winter Seminar Focuses on Aging
Campus News Briefs
Events Spotlight
Campus News Briefs
Events SpotlightNational Public Health Week logo

The School of Public Health will host its fifth annual alumni reception on Monday, March 30, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the College's Alumni Center on the Valhalla campus. This special evening offers alumni the opportunity to socialize with College faculty, catch up with old acquaintances, and make new friends. Robert W. Amler, M.D., Vice President for Government Affairs at New York Medical College and Dean of the School of Public Health, will also brief attendees on the steps being taken to raise the educational quality of the school's offerings to an all-time high. To register for the reception, please call 914-594-4456.
For other events the school is sponsoring to celebrate National Public Health Week, click here.

For more information on Alumni and Development events, click here.
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Published by New York Medical College Office of Development & Alumni Relations, copyright 2009.
Monica Maye, Editor
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