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Flu Shots Should be Contagious

Flu Shots Should be Contagious

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Despite low efficiency of this year's flu vaccine, NYU should require that all students, faculty and staff receive a flu shot each year. Marginal protection is better than not having any protection at all.

Flu Shot-Free Professor Fired

Flu Shot-Free Professor Fired

By Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under News

A professor from NYU's School of Medicine was fired because she did not receive a flu shot.

School of Medicine introduces big data training

School of Medicine introduces big data training

By Greta Chevance, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under News, University News

The School of Medicine's new "big data" program encourages medical students to analyze all the available data at their fingertips.

NYU to host first healthcare makerthon over weekend

NYU to host first healthcare makerthon over weekend

By Ludovica Grieco, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU is kicking off it's first Healthcare Innovation Makerthon this weekend to find solutions to the biggest problems in healthcare today.

In Memoriam: Oliver Sacks

In Memoriam: Oliver Sacks

By Alex Bazeley, News Editor

September 7, 2015


Filed under News, University News

Oliver Sacks, famed neurologist and acclaimed author, passed away at 82 last week.

Medical school professors file lawsuit over paycut

Medical school professors file lawsuit over paycut

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, News Editor

August 24, 2014


Filed under News

Two NYU School of Medicine professors filed a lawsuit in July against NYU and the medical school, having been notified that their pay would be cut after they failed to meet expectations for acquiring research grants. Following damage to their research projects after Superstorm Sandy, associate professor...

Medical School graduate falls from residence hall

Medical School graduate falls from residence hall

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, News Editor

August 19, 2014


Filed under News

A graduate of the NYU School of Medicine, Sean O'Rourke, fell to his death on Monday afternoon from Vilcek Hall, his former residence. A spokesperson from the NYPD Office of the Deputy Commissioner, said the death is still under investigation. O'Rourke was a member of the class of 2014 and completed hi...

STEP program aims to aid PhD students in career search

STEP program aims to aid PhD students in career search

October 8, 2013


Filed under News

NYU has received a five-year grant totaling just under $2 million to create the NYU Science Training Enhancement Program, which will be run as a partnership between the NYU School of Medicine and the rest of the university to train biomedical graduates and postdoctoral students in their career pa...

Number of New York City medical school applicants increasing

Number of New York City medical school applicants increasing

September 25, 2013


Filed under News

Enrollment in New York City’s medical schools is increasing, and because of this, the Associated of American Medical Colleges projected a physician shortage in coming years. “New York’s health care landscape is changing rapidly due to an aging population, rising costs and policy changes at th...

NYU School of Medicine uses toenail clippings for chemical exposure study

NYU School of Medicine uses toenail clippings for chemical exposure study

April 3, 2013


Filed under News

For a study of the extent of exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from a tank in a Garfield, N.J. factory 30 years ago, scientists have asked city residents to contribute their toenail clippings for analysis. The study will be conducted by scientists from the NYU School of Medicine, who explained t...