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,

mary-bassettDr. 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 to attend. Please invite your local networks and colleagues. Let’s have a great turnout for Dr. Bassett!

RSVP is Required

Please contact Stephanie Quinn to confirm your attendance to this event. Email your RSVP.

Manhattan Central Medical Society Meeting

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Sylvia’s Restaurant 328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027


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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