2016 ESMA Student Research Poster Competition

Please share this exciting opportunity for High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students (including Medical School)




 Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2016

The Empire State Medical Association (ESMA) is pleased to announce their 8th Annual Student Research Poster Competition. Each year, ESMA holds this competition to create an environment for high school, undergraduate and graduate students to share ideas and research findings.  The posters are evaluated by a committee comprised of ESMA members and are judged on the basis of quality, significance to the field, thoroughness, and clarity of presentation.

The Empire State Medical Association is the New York affiliate of The National Medical Association (NMA) which promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. NMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies.


  • The competitor must be a student enrolled in a high school, college, university or medical school at the time the research was undertaken and completed.
  • The competitor must have completed original research.  The competitor’s Research Advisor must be able to attest that the competitor’s work is original research of the type that is characteristic of the field.
  • The competitor must be listed as first or second author of the paper from which the poster is presented.
  • The competitor must attend the poster presentation and judging sessions during the conference on Saturday, December 17, 2016 in New York City, NY.
  • The competitor must be of African/Latin descent.

Scholarships Awarded to Winners in Each Category

High School, Undergraduate and Graduate/Medical School


A Meeting of the Minds: Panel Discussion on Suicidal Behavior and Depression in the Minority Community

Catalyst Network Foundation Inc.

A Meeting of the Minds
“Panel Discussion on Suicidal Behavior & Depression in the Minority Community”

Wednesday, July 15th | 6:00 – 8:30pm | TAJ Lounge: 48 W 21st Street

Complimentary Appetizers & 2 for 1 Drink Specials

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://cnf-nyc-motm-depression.eventbrite.com

RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/853782648042137/


In Partnership with the New York City Chapters of:

National Society of Black Engineers
Dominican Bar Association
Metropolitan Black Bar Association
New York Association of Black Journalists
National Black MBA Association


Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH; Associate Professor at the Silver School of Social Work, New York University. Dr. Lindsey is a child and adolescent mental health services researcher, and is particularly interested in the prohibitive factors that lead to unmet mental health need among vulnerable youth with serious psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Dr. Lindsey is the author of the blog “Nerve-us” Breakdown.

Michelle Hope MA; Sexologist: A passionate edu-tainer, she combines her love of pop-culture, entertainment, and sexuality into opportunities that educate and motivate. Holding a master’s degree in Human Development and extensive post graduate training in sexuality, Michelle applies an awareness of the holistic implications of sexuality on one’s life and presents information on the many different ways it intersects with various social identities: race, class, gender, sexual orientation.

Dr. Karinn A. Glover, MD; Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is former Vice President of BPGNY, and Co-Founder and Principal Partner at Thrive Mindfulness Project.

Tanya S. Odums, LCSW-R; is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Assistant Principal/Director of Wellness and Preventive at Brooklyn Generation School. She also serves as a Mental Health Consultant for Community Counseling and Mediation and The Terrie Williams Agency. She is a contributor to the book, “ Black Pain: It just looks like we are not hurting”, written by Terrie Williams.

Dr. Dwayne Seymour, PhD, LMSW; is currently a Vice President of Behavioral Health and Business Development for a Health Provider in Upper Manhattan. He earned a MSW from Columbia University. He possess a LMSW, MBA, and PhD. His scholarship is focused on the empowerment and strengthening of families in crisis and, more in particular, families of African descent.


Bert Gervais: Founder of Success Mentor Education. He is a national best-selling author, speaker, and he is the coordinator for Project D.R.E.AM. A mentor program for the children of incarcerated parents.


Invitation to Attend Morgan’s Big Biology Test Play on Sunday, June 28 at Harlem Hospital Center

Date:  Sunday, June 28, 2015
Time:  Two Performances at 1pm and 4pm 
Location:  Harlem Hospital Center, Herbert Cave Auditorium
Ticket Prices:  $20 for adults and $10 for children
RSVP:   www.medicalmentor.org by Thursday, June 25
Please help us to spread the word!
Log onto www.medicalmentor.org today to register to attend. 

Young Physician Reception – June 17, 2015

Join the Empire State Medical Association’s Young Physician’s Committee of NY for our Spring meeting and reception! Enjoy networking, conversation, and delicious appetizers, while gaining financial management knowledge from MassMutual.  
Space is limited! 

RSVP Required: esmaypc@gmail.com

Young Physician Reception 
Presented by MassMutual 

Wednesday, June 17th
6:30 PM

Chocolat Restaurant & Lounge 
2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Harlem, NY 10019

MCMS Meeting: June 11, 2015

You are cordially invited to attend a special

Manhattan Central Medical Society Meeting

Special Topic:

Addiction: The Often Unspoken Factor Affecting Clinical Outcomes Across Many Medical Specialties

Presentation by: Dr. Lawrence S. Brown, Jr. Chief Executive Officer of START

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. Tour of Facility @ 7:00 p.m. (Optional)
Refreshments & Dinner will be Provided
Location: START Treatment & Recovery Centers
119 West 124 St. Harlem, NY 10027 (bet. Lenox Ave. – Seventh Ave.)
Please RSVP by June 4, 2015 to: stephaniedquinn@hotmail.com

Special Thanks to Our Meeting Sponsors

  • RiverMend Health
  • National Medical Association
  • Start Treatment & Recovery Centers



3rd Annual Centers of Excellence (COE)

3rd Annual Centers of Excellence (COE)
Consortium Joint Conference for Minority Faculty Development
June 1-2, 2015

Dear Colleagues:

We are delighted to invite you to the 3rd Annual Centers of Excellence (COE) Consortium Joint Conference for Minority Faculty Development being held on June 1-2, 2015 at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Registration to this conference is FREE! To register and view the At-A-Glance conference agenda, please visit the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/nwb2OztnfC

COE Consortium Mission:
To increase our collective capacity to attract, develop, and retain underrepresented minority physician and biomedical scientists by providing an opportunity for faculty development.

COE Consortium Members include:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Meharry Medical College
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

COE Conference Co-Sponsors:
Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System ;
Office for Academic Development and Enrichment of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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 Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, attend Empowerment and Educational Seminars and perform health-related community service.

Please click on the following link to apply: http://bit.ly/1GLsx2n

Medical Pathway Program 11-Summer Boot Camp
This program is for students who will be taking the new MCAT in August 2015-January 2016.  Learn skills needed to succeed in medical school, receive new MCAT test prep with Kaplan and much more in this MPP Boot Camp from June 5 to August 15. Cost is $1,000 with limited scholarships available. Apply today! Space is limited!
Please click on the following link to apply: http://bit.ly/1abtILH

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 Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for policy, programs, and provider oversight related to mental health; alcohol and drug use; developmental delays and disabilities; and early intervention services. The Bureau of Mental Health is responsible for DOHMH programs related to mental health service delivery to residents of New York City. Through contracting with NYC service providers and administering programs directly, the Bureau is responsible for procuring and overseeing over 500 treatment, rehabilitation, housing, case management, and Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs comprising over $200 million. The Assistant Commissioner will be responsible for managing and overseeing the Bureau of Mental Health.

You will:

-Direct, oversee, manage and assess all activities, policies and operations of the Bureau of Mental Health.

-Assist in determining the strategic direction for the Bureau, including the development of measurable goals, objectives, targets and metrics for assessment and tracking progress.

-Engage in new planning activity for new managed care system for behavioral health in New York State.

-Ensure clarity of organizational focus and values for all mental health activities and communications (internal and external) consistent with the Division and Department’s priorities.

-Direct planning, implementation and evaluation of all programmatic activities.

-Coordinate policy and advocacy activities and work closely with the community.

-Establish solid working relationships with constituent groups, consumers/parents, advocates and foundations.

– Serve as the principal advisor to the Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene on all issues related to the bureau.

– Collaborate with the other Mental Hygiene divisional bureaus, other divisions within the Department and with City, State and Federal agencies.

-Provide presentations at numerous forums and panels; testify and assist with City Council hearings and meetings.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and five years of full-time professional satisfactory experience acquired within the last fifteen years, in a health services setting such as a laboratory, hospital, or other patient care facility, or in a public health, environmental health, or mental hygiene program, at least 18 months of which must have been in a managerial capacity, consisting of managerial experience clearly demonstrating the ability to perform difficult and responsible managerial work, requiring independent decision-making concerning program management, planning, allocation of resources, and the scheduling and assignment of work

2. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. Education may be substituted for experience on the basis that each 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college in hospital administration, public health, public administration, business administration, management or administration can be substituted for one year of non-managerial experience up to a maximum of 60 semester credits for two years. However, all candidates must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and 18 months of managerial experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills
Strong organizational, leadership and management abilities; minimum of 5 years of administrative and supervisory experience; excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and motivate staff; vast knowledge of the behavioral health system in both New York City and New York State as well as familiarity of mental health systems in other states and countries; knowledge of the NYS Medicaid System and Managed Care; strong competency in epidemiological analysis and use of data to inform , drive and improve programming; experience developing and implementing new programs that support and influence behavioral health ; ability to evaluate and programs. Completion of a masters or higher degree in related areas preferred.

To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 170610.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Work Location
42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY, 11101

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
POST UNTIL: Until Filled
POSTING DATE: 10/06/2014

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 misconduct involving physicians, physician and specialist assistants, and unlicensed medical residents. The discussion will examine exactly how the department defines misconduct and explore the role of physician peer review in the process. It will also present updates and new initiatives.

Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D.
Dr. Zucker is the Acting Commissioner of Health
New York State Department of Health


Keith W. Servis
Deputy Director of Office of Primary Care & Health Systems
Management, Director of The Center for Health Care, Quality and Surveillance, Director of Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC)

Paula M. Breen
Deputy Director of Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6-8pm
University at Albany School of Public Health
1 University Place, Conference Room 110A
Rensselaer, New York 12144-3445

There is no charge for this event, but advance registration is required.

Please visit:

http://www.informz.net/ualbany-sph/event.asp?eid=6F271A1F-B1C1-4F8F-8B1F-9ECB0ED242E2 to register.

Sandwiches and light refreshments will be served