Some of the distinguished New York area institutions that are participating in the NYLF/MED program include:
Students have a wide variety of choices for their clinical visits, where they will participate in hands-on activities while learning about medical education. Past visits have included:
At the clinical institutions listed, scholars may have the opportunity to shadow or interact with healthcare professionals working in areas of Podiatry, Neonatal Services, Surgery and Emergency Services. Some scholars may also have the opportunity to witness the surgical treatment of prostate cancer using Da Vinci Robotics. Da Vinci Robotics involves the use of technology to treat various conditions including complex surgical procedures with a system that is considered to be minimally invasive.
Speakers who have participated in past New York Forums include:
Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., M.A.T., FACOFP Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs New York Institute of Technology Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. has served as vice president for health sciences and medical affairs at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) since February 2001. While serving in this role, Dr. Ross-Lee was dean of the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences (2001-2002) and dean of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2002-2006). As vice president, she is responsible for all health and medical-related programs at NYIT including the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership, the Center for Global Health, and the Center for Culture and Humanism. Prior to her current position, she served as the dean of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (1993-2001) and the associate dean for Health Policy and Chairperson of the Department of Family Medicine at Michigan State University (1983-1993). She has published numerous scholarly articles, received seven honorary degrees and many awards and recognitions including the landmark National Institutes of Health (NIH) exhibition “Changing the Face of Medicine.”
Jordan Burnham, Active Minds As a high school senior, Jordan Burnham had everything to live for. He was popular, had good grades, and was a star athlete. However, Jordan secretly battled depression. As the pressures mounted, Jordan attempted to take his own life. Jordan's miraculous survival propelled him to begin to deal with his depression and learn healthier coping mechanisms. Today, Jordan's physical body is still recovering, but he has found emotional wellness through counseling, and a strong support system. His program educates students about depression, suicide, and coping mechanisms for young adults. Jordan has been featured in major Philadelphia print and broadcast news, appeared on CNN, Dr. Phil, and addressed a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. He has been featured in three documentaries, including one titled No Kidding, Me Too! Which was directed by Emmy winning actor Joey Pantoliano. Jordan is a Pittsburgh native and now studying communications at Montgomery County Community College in Philadelphia. Jordan has been speaking on his story and mental health all over the country for over a year and has been inspiring to audiences of all ages. It's a miracle that Jordan is alive after such devastating injuries. His brave and relatable presentation encourages students and informs them that talking about whatever they are going through is a sign of remarkable strength.