NYP MD TopLine - April 2021
Leadership Updates
Watch the Latest Leadership Briefing

Dr. Steven Corwin and Dr. Laura Forese share a number of COVID-related updates, including details on our in-patient numbers and vaccination distribution. Watch the leadership briefing.

Dr. Corwin, Dr. Forese, Dr. Choi, and Dr. Rustgi Hosted a Conversation about Anti-Asian Rhetoric, Bias, and Violence

On April 13, Dr. Forese moderated a conversation with senior leaders and NYP team members about the hate-filled attacks on Asian-Americans. Colleagues also shared personal stories regarding racism and bias and how COVID has exacerbated these challenges within our communities. Watch the video.

Vaccine Updates
Updated FAQs about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Get the latest, up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine based on questions asked by fellow NYP team members, updated daily. Read more. Learn more at

COVID-19, Vaccines and Abnormal Blood Clotting

Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a Hematology and Oncology Specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, answered questions about the latest developments regarding blood clotting as a cause of stroke and organ failure in severe COVID-19 patients. Read more.

News from Across Our Three Institutions
Latest COVID-19 Update on Ill Health Care Personnel, Exposure, and Travel

The New York State Department of Health updated its COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements for health care personnel who have traveled or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Read more.

EpicTogether Training Ongoing Through May for NYP-Q and NYP-LH

Training for Epic is still being offered through May 28, 2021. Employees can prepare of Epic training at home or reserve on campus work stations.  Log in for at home training; view tip sheet for reserving Epic training work station.

Center for Virtual Care Expands Training Programs Amid Rising Use of Digital Health

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Virtual Care is now offering a two-week online course that provides strategies practitioners can use when meeting remotely with their patients. The new eCornell course offers students learning essentials including verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to convey empathy and compassion, how to overcome technical challenges, and how to conduct remote patient exams. Read more.

Employee Resources and Services
New Visitation Guidelines Effective April 12, 2021

NYP has modified the visitation policy effective April 12, 2021. The updated guidelines include changes to visitation at inpatient locations, outpatient locations, behavioral health, physician practices and other departments.  Read more.

Opportunity to Change 2021 Medical Coverage and Important FSA Reminders

Due to recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service, NYP is able to give employees an opportunity to make mid-year changes to their 2021 benefits coverage. This includes changes to medical coverage and flexible spending accounts. Read more.

NYP Thanks Staff with Outdoor Break Space, Special Meals, and More

To show appreciation for the dedication and hard work of our onsite team members throughout this incredibly difficult year, NYP is now offering meal perks and outdoor break spaces to employees. Team members will notice signs of thanks, as well as discounts in cafeterias, depending on your campus location. Read more.

Spotlight on our Physicians
Association of American Physicians Honors Seven Columbia Physician-Scientists

The Association of American Physicians has elected seven physician-scientists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons to its ranks. The association elects only 70 individuals per year with outstanding credentials in basic or translational biomedical research. Read more.

Weill Cornell Scientists Develop Computer Modeling of SARS-CoV-2 for Better COVID-19 Drugs

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have developed a detailed structural model of how the SARS-CoV-2 virus penetrates host cells to establish an infection. This spearhead model is now opening new opportunities for targeting the virus with drugs to prevent infectivity. Read more.

LEAD Spotlight 
Analysis of the Digital Divide Among NYP Patients

Led by Melissa Rose, Pediatric Gastroenterology at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Nivee Amin, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Director at Weill Cornell Medicine, the goal of this project is to analyze the digital divide at NYP. Researchers will identify modifiable gaps to develop strategies to improve technological engagement targeted to vulnerable groups. Read more.

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