Meet New York State’s Newest Doctors: Cecilia Fix

When Cecilia Fix was studying comparative literature as a Columbia undergrad, she had no idea she would someday be a medical student. Her interests were French and English literature and Renaissance painting, not science. But after participating in a summer program in Alexandria, Va., she developed an interest in pediatric psychology, which she pursued as… Read More

Medical Student's Story Tells Progression of Women in Medicine

On Friday May 16, 28-year-old Claire Melin will do her part to keep a rare family tradition alive. Melin is among 97 medical students graduating from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD). But Melin’s medical degree signifies something more. Her grandmother and her mother are doctors too, an anomaly in a… Read More

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical Students Teach CPR at Glen Cove H.S.

Students from the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine took time from their studies to teach and train young athletes at Glen Cove High School about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), including how to act quickly and effectively to save a life. The outreach initiative is part of the “Anyone Can Save a Life at School”… Read More

NYU STEP Program Participants Take First Place at Statewide Conference

On March 28-30th, a team of high school fellows from the NYU School of Medicine Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) won statewide recognition at the 16th Annual Statewide Step Conference in Albany. Sade Seidu, Crystol Thomas and Kiara Nunez won first place in the Human Services Senior Division at the conference. The team project… Read More

Mount Sinai Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Heart Muscle Disease in Children

Scientists at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, along with collaborators at institutions in India, Italy, and Japan, have identified the first gene linked to childhood-onset familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), one of the most common heart muscle diseases in children. It is a progressive and potentially fatal heart condition resulting from an enlarged and… Read More

Student Stories: Kevin Frison

Growing up in Spring Valley, NY, Kevin Frison often dreamed of becoming a physician. When he was in elementary school, his mother, a nurse at a nearby hospital, would bring home her nursing books and magazines, and pamphlets left behind by pharmaceutical reps. “”I read everything,”” recalled Mr. Frison, now a second-year student at Einstein…. Read More