NYP MD TopLine - August 28, 2019
NYP Updates
NYP Leaders Named to Crain’s 2019
List of Notable Women in Health
Eight NewYork-Presbyterian leaders have been named to the Crain’s New York Business 2019 list of “Notable Women in Health Care,” the publication’s annual list recognizing healthcare executives, researchers and clinicians who have profoundly impacted New York City through their professional, civic and philanthropic achievements.

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Dr. Ahmad Raza Named Director of Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at NYP Hudson Valley Hospital
Dr. Ahmad Raza is the new director of the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, effective September 1, 2019. Dr. Raza will also serve as assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Raza previously was medical director of community oncology at University of Minnesota Health.

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Dr. Nir Uriel Appointed Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian
Dr. Nir Uriel, a renowned leader in the field of heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation, has been appointed director of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian, effective August 16. Dr. Uriel also serves as professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and adjunct professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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EpicTogether Update
On June 25 and 27, the EpicTogether Team held a Workflow Walkthrough, giving those in attendance a look at both ambulatory and inpatient workflows with the new electronic medical record. Leaders from ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian participated in the demonstration.

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LEAD Spotlight: Dr. Anthony P. Sclafani
The goal of otolaryngologist Dr. Anthony Sclafani’s capstone project was to assess and define the level of pain and actual opioid use by patients after common ambulatory surgical procedures in otolaryngology, and use this information to provide guidelines to otolaryngologists for post-operative opioid needs.

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LEAD Spotlight: Dr. Pallavi S. Utukuri
The goal of radiologist Dr. Pallavi Utukuri’s capstone project was to improve the quality of radiology education, increase awareness of and familiarity with the imaging appropriate guidelines to optimize patient care, and decrease costs at all levels of training including for residents, attendings, and medical students.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital provides employee lactation rooms to support every NYP, WC, and CU employee returning to work and to balance their needs as mothers of young children. Every employee lactation room offers a private, secure, and clean environment for employees to express breast milk during their work shift.

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NYP-WC Corner
Dr. Lewis Cantley and his team at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine received a grant to study BRCA gene mutations that can lead to breast and ovarian cancers in women, and how early stage precancerous cells can be recognized by the immune system and targeted with preventive or therapeutic cancer vaccines.

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NYP-CU Corner
Dr. Sowmya Sreekanth moved from India to create a new career and home at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia thanks to the support of many mentors.

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External Updates

NYC Council Members Move to Expand Health Care for Uninsured

Several NYC Council Members introduced a bill during a recent City Council meeting that would require the city to create a new health access program that would help the uninsured and fund primary care providers.

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Seventeen States and D.C. File Lawsuits Challenging ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia are involved in lawsuits challenging the controversial so-called “public charge” rule, arguing that the rule undermines the role of public programs such as Medicaid and does not improve self-sufficiency for immigrants. It is widely believed that the rule, which was finalized on August 12, will make it more difficult for immigrants who receive Medicaid and other public benefits to become permanent U.S. citizens.

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FDA Approves TB Pill that Cures More Hard-to-Treat Patients

U.S. regulators approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries.

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FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Packages and Ads

The FDA issued a proposed rule to require tobacco companies to include graphic warnings on cigarette packages and tobacco ads with the aim of promoting "greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking."

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