Mentoring in Medicine Summer Programs 2015

Mentoring in Medicine is pleased to offer the following programs for the summer of 2015. Applications are due on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:59pm. Please spread to your networks. Emergency Department Clinical Exposure and Mentoring Program This program is for students in college and post-baccalaureate years. Volunteer and shadow in the Emergency Department at … Read moreMentoring in Medicine Summer Programs 2015

Job Posting – New York City Dept of Health – Division of Mental Hygiene

The Division of Mental Hygiene is looking for an Assistant Commissioner to bring innovation, inclusion and diversity to the position. See job posting. Please share with your networks. Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Mental Health **AMENDED IN SALARY RANGE: $71,360.00 – $184,130.00 (Annual) Job Description: The Mental Hygiene Division of the New York City Department of … Read moreJob Posting – New York City Dept of Health – Division of Mental Hygiene

Commissioner’s Medical Ground Rounds: Your Practice and NYS DOH

Your Practice and the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct One of the most important roles of the Health Department is ensuring patient safety. In this Grand Rounds, we’ll take a look at the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, how they handle complaints, conduct investigations and manage cases of medical … Read moreCommissioner’s Medical Ground Rounds: Your Practice and NYS DOH

NYC Health Commissioner’s Medical Grand Rounds – Ebola: Past and Present

Date: December 9, 2014  – Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location:  New York Academy of Medicine- 1216 Fifth Avenue @ 103 St, New York, NY

The recent Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa presented the medical community with previously unencountered vulnerabilities.The arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States demanded immediate public health interventions, treatment of those infected and measures to protect New York State residents against its spread.

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Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, NYC Health Commissioner Speaks to MCMS Meeting – November 5th at 6:30 PM

On Wednesday, November 5th at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem, Dr. Mary Travis Bassett will speak to the membership of the Manhattan Central Medical Society.  Dr. Bassett will address the “Hunger-Obesity Paradox” along with NMA Past President Dr. Carolyn Britton and Margarette Purvis of the Food Bank for NYC. Medical Students, residents and fellows are welcome … Read moreDr. Mary Travis Bassett, NYC Health Commissioner Speaks to MCMS Meeting – November 5th at 6:30 PM

SNMA Region IX Conference

Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 am-4:00 pm Albany Medical College Keynote speaker, Dr. Adam Aponte. NMA members are encouraged to participate and network with medical students and pre-medical students. Please contact SNMA for more information.

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH New Appointment Associate Commissioner of the Center for Health Equity

The city health department has found a leader for its Center for Health Equity, one of the premier initiatives begun under new health commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. Dr. Aletha Maybank will begin her tenure as Associate Commissioner of the Center for Health Equity on Sept. 29. The Center for Health Equity was announced earlier this year and funded with $3.2 million. It is a “cornerstone” of the department’s efforts to address disparities, according to the mayor’s management report. The idea is to tackle health problems that disproportionately impact lower income areas by providing greater access to services in those neighborhoods. It’s an initiative that is central to the de Blasio administration’s goal of reducing disparities between rich and poor in New York City, the two New Yorks theme that vaulted Bill de Blasio to the mayor’s office.

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Register to Attend the 2014 NMA 16th Annual Colloquium on African American Health

The National Medical Association (NMA) in conjunction with the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) will host the 16th National Colloquium on African American Health, March 8-11, 2014. This year’s theme, A Seat at the Table: Recognizing Essential Providers as Key Stakeholders, conveys NMA’s objective to equip its state and local societies with the resources and information to address the opportunities and challenges associated with disease states and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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