September BOD at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital

September’s board of director’s meeting took place at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital. Excited members gathered together again. President, Dr. Yi Guo, began the meeting by having everyone introduce themselves and saying what they are looking forward to this fall.

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President Guo’s President’s report discussed member resources from the state and chapter level and about updating your NYSCHP profile to receive email invites to the chapter’s events. She announced the upcoming continuing education and networking meetings in September. President Guo restated that one of her goals this year is collaboration amongst the local NY chapter and that the September 22nd CE will be a collaborative event.

President-elect, Dr. Jason Babby announced that his first CE program will be on January 21st, 2016, with an intended presentation topic on pharmacogenomics. Secretary, Dr. Michele Kaufman, gave her secretary report. Dr. Marie Dimicco gave her treasurer’s report.

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Director at large, Dr. Charrai Byrd’s report included updates on constitution’s and bylaws, the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up event, and about upcoming special projects. Director at large, Dr. Karen Berger’s report included updates on student relations, legislative affairs, supportive personnel, and about NYCSHP’s flag football team. Director at large, Dr. Zane Last, gave an update about the Industry Relation Dinner on September 17 featuring  guest speaker, NYSCHP’s VP in Public Policy, Dr. Monica Mehta.

Dr. Sasha Libman gave the Bulletin Editor Report. She is accepting articles, photos, and writing samples for the Fall Bulletin. Dr. Libman also announced the networking event right after this evening’s BOD meeting.

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Historian, Dr. Jamie Chin discussed the articles of events posted on NYCSHP’s website and encouraged everyone to update in their NYSCHP profiles to receive email updates from the chapter. Dr. Chin was excited to announce that Peter Hoang, Gretchen Marcelino, and Sharmin Amajad, will be collaborating with her. Social Media Coordinator, Dr. Elsie Wong, posts NYCSHP updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.

Community Outreach Committee Chair, Dr. Marie Dimicco, discussed the idea about collaborating with the NYC Medical Resolve Corps to join health professionals for a vaccination clinic.

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Resident’s Collaborative Committee co-chair, Loriel Solodokin announced that she has contacted residents throughout the greater-New York area to invite them to an Escape the Room residency  networking event. Other ideas include an educational networking event together and a webinar presentation for residents prior to midyear.

The NYSCHP Liaisons Report was given by Dr. Joe Pinto, who announced the Tri-State Health-system Pharmacy Summit, Upstate Critical Care Program, and the Downstate Critical Care Program. Dr. Fran Jordan announced that New York Cares Day will be on October 17th.

Touro School of Pharmacy, student liaisons, Gretchen Marcelino and Peter Hoang announced that Touro will be holding a Diabetes Hudson River Walk on October 11th.


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Upcoming Events:

Flag Football: 9/3 – 11/18 (Contact Karen Berger or Zane Last)

Networking: 9/10

Adopt a Highway: 9/13

Industry Relations: 9/17

Collaborative Networking with Royal’s chapter: 9/22

October’s BOD: 10/1

October Networking: 10/8

Touro’s Hudson River Diabetes Walk 10/11

October Networking: 10/13

October Networking with Royals: 10/14

New York Cares Day: 10/17

October CE: 10/22

October CE: 10/29

November Student/Resident Workshop: 11/3

November BOD: 11/5

November CE with Westchester: 11/12

November CE: 11/19

December Networking: 12/1

December Networking: 12/3

January CE: 1/21

If you are interested in joining any of the committees, you can reach out to the board of directors!

Article and Photos by Jamie Chin

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