Central New York Student Convocation

New York State Chapter
2015 Annual Student Convocations
Bioethics of Public Health Decision Making
Keynote Speakers
44th Annual Nelson Rosenthal Student Convocation Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
“Emerging Ethical Challenges from Genetic Testing for Neurological Conditions”
Arthur, L. Caplan, PhD
Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair, Division of Medical Ethics
NYU Langone Medical Center
11th Annual Franklin Delano Roosevelt Student Convocation Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
7th Annual Central New York Student Convocation Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
“Unearthing Hatred: Bioethics in a Changing World”
Ms. Mohini P. Banerejee, BA
Research Assistant, The Hastings Center
38th Annual Tina Russo Student Convocation Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
“Diagnostic Testing in an Era of Scarce Resources: What are the Priorities?”
Amy Fox, MD, MS
Associate Professor Clinical Pathology and Pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center
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The Objective of the Student Convocations
March of Dimes New York State Chapter Student Convocations seek to increase student awareness and interest
in the life sciences and encourage students to pursue studies in related fields. These convocations give New
York's most promising high school students the opportunity to hear and meet outstanding speakers of national
prominence in the fields of science and medicine.
Annual Essay Competition for Student
Guidelines and Directions
page 4
Convocation Presentation Dates
 Nelson Rosenthal Student Convocation
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
page 5
11:30 am—2:00 pm
44th Annual Nelson Rosenthal Student Convocation
New York University—Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10002
 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Student Convocation
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
the registration
page 6
9:30 am—12:30 pm
11th Annual Franklin Delano Roosevelt Student Convocation
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
 Central New York Student Convocation
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
9:00 am—1:15 pm
scan/email to
March of Dimes
staff
representative.
7th Annual Central New York Student Convocation
Weiskotten Hall, SUNY Upstate Medical University
766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
form, fax or
the appropriate
page 7
 Tina Russo Student Convocation
Make a copy of
page 8
9:00am—12:30 pm
38th Annual Tina Russo Student Convocation
NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
1050 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY 10314-6330
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March of Dimes New York State Student Convocations
Bioethics of Public Health Decision Making
Annual Essay Competition for Student
High School Students are encouraged to enter the
March of Dimes “Student Essay Contest,” for the following convocations:
44th Annual Nelson Rosenthal Student Convocation
“Emerging Ethical Challenges from Genetic Testing for Neurological Conditions”
Arthur, L. Caplan, PhD
Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair, Division of Medical Ethics
NYU Langone Medical Center
38th Annual Tina Russo Student Convocation
“Diagnostic Testing in an Era of Scarce Resources: What are the Priorities?”
Amy Fox, MD, MS
Associate Professor Clinical Pathology and Pediatrics
Montefiore Medical Center
See Page 4 for the “Guidelines and Directions.”
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March of Dimes New York State
Annual Essay Competition for Students
Guidelines and Directions
The March of Dimes New York State Chapter is pleased to announce the Annual Essay Competition for Students attending
convocations in the New York and Staten Island Divisions. The competition is offered in conjunction with the Annual Student
Convocations which promotes interest in the biomedical sciences among students. All public and private high school students
(9-12 grades) are invited to enter. There are two levels: 1st level for 11th & 12th grades and the 2nd level for 9th & 10th grades.
All entries must be received no later than their submission date by mail. No fax, email or late submission will be accepted. Only
High School student within the area can enter the essay contest. The student essay winners will be notified prior to the
convocation and will be expected to attend the event. All materials submitted will not be returned and are the property of the
March of Dimes.
NELSON ROSENTHAL STUDENT CONVOCATION
Submission Date: Monday, March 2nd, 2015 by 3:00 pm, see page 5 for submission address. Public or Private High
schools in Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan and Queens area can apply. Each level will have two (2) winners: First
place award of $400 and a banner recognizing them as a winning school and the second place winners will receive an
honorary award.
ESSAY QUESTION: How can those seeking genetic testing best receive unbiased information and counseling about
different testable conditions, behavioral dispositions and traits?
TINA RUSSO STUDENT CONVOCATION
Submission Date: Friday, March 27th, 2015 by 3:00 pm, see page 8 for submission address. Public or Private High
schools in Staten Island area can apply. Each level will have one (1 ) winner. Winners will receive an award of $250 and their
school will be presented with a banner recognizing them as a winning school.
ESSAY QUESTION: How should we prioritize Laboratory Testing and who should decide the testing algorithms:
doctor, patient, insurers, government?
The prize for the best essay will be awarded to an essay which:
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Provides a clearly presented, well-developed response to the question
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Answers the question in appropriate essay format, following the directions given in the ‘Essay Format’ section
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Provides an accurate and properly listed bibliography, if an outside source of information is used.
ESSAY FORMAT REQUIRED. Any essay missing any of the following information will not be reviewed:
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All portions of the essay must be typed.
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Each essay must include, on school letter head, a sponsoring letter from the teacher and the school principal
acknowledging their awareness of the student entrant and all rules and stipulations of the competition.
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Provide a Cover Page with the title of the essay, author’s name, full home address, name of school, grade, name of
teacher sponsoring the student and the date submitted.
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The essay must be five to six-typed page (exclusive of the cover page and bibliography), double-spaced with one inch
margins and a 12 pitch font and page numbering.
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Provide a bibliography referencing all work. List at least 2-3 references in addition to the textbook. Format references
according to the Little Brown Handbook or comparable format, available in school or local libraries
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Faxed, emailed or late submissions WILL NOT be accepted.
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Nelson Rosenthal Student Convocation
Registration for New York Division Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
School Name
School Address
City / County
State / Zip
School Phone
School Fax
Faculty Name
Faculty Name
School Department
Email
Faculty Phone*
*(list the phone number where you can be reached outside of school hours in case of inclement weather
and cancellation)
Number of Faculty Attending :
Number of Students Attending :
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Contact Information or Submission Address
Madeline Britt
March of Dimes, 515 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-353-8267
Fax: 212-475-2972
Email: [email protected]
General Information
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
11:30 am—2:00 pm
11:30—Lunch (provided)
12:00—Program
Student Essay Contest
Students are invited to enter our “Student Essay
Competition.” see page 4
For more information, contact Madeline Britt at
[email protected]
Submission date: Monday, March 2nd , 2015 by 3:00
pm
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Student Convocation
Registration for Northern Metro Division Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
School Name
School Address
City / County
State / Zip
School Phone
School Fax
Faculty Name
Faculty Name
School Department
Email
Faculty Phone*
*(list the phone number where you can be reached outside of school hours in case of inclement weather
and cancellation)
Number of Faculty Attending :
Number of Students Attending :
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9th, 2015
Contact Information
Susan B. Rose
March of Dimes, 580 White Plains Road, Suite 445, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Tel: 914-610-7527
Fax: 914-407-5870
Email: [email protected]
General Information
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
9:30 am—12:30 pm
9:30—Program
11:30—Lunch (provided)
Library and Museum Tour
Tours will be available to students and faculty (at no
charge), after the Convocation program. Please indicate
your interest by selecting
one of the following:
 30 minute guided tour
 Self-guided tour
12:00—Library and Museum Tour
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Central New York Student Convocation
Registration for Central New York Division
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
School Name
School Address
City / County
State / Zip
School Phone
School Fax
Faculty Name
Faculty Name
School Department
Email
*(list the phone number where you can be reached outside of school hours in case of inclement weather
and cancellation)
Number of Faculty Attending :
Number of Students Attending :
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 16th, 2015
Contact Information or Submission Address
Darcy Dreyer
March of Dimes, 3445 Winton Place, Suite 121, Rochester, NY 14623
Tel: 585-286-5866
Fax: 585-424-3265
Email: [email protected]
General Information
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
9:00 am—1:15 pm
9:00—Program
Life Science Career Fair: SUNY Upstate Medical University
will host a career fair, which will be part of the morning’s
activities. Students will have the opportunity to meet with
representatives from various organizations.
12:00—Lunch (provided)
12:30—Career Fair
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Tina Russo Convocation
Registration for Staten Island Division Wednesday, April 22, 2015
School Name
School Address
City / County
State / Zip
School Phone
School Fax
Faculty Name
Faculty Name
School Department
Email
Faculty Phone*
*(list the phone number where you can be reached outside of school hours in case of inclement weather
and cancellation)
Number of Faculty Attending :
Number of Students Attending :
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 6th, 2015
Contact Information or Submission Address
Dionne A. Durant, LMSW
March of Dimes, 515 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-353-2371
Fax: 212-475-2972 Email: [email protected]
General Information
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
9:00 am—12:30pm
8:30—Continental Breakfast
9:00—Program
12:30—School and Career Exhibit Tables
Student Essay Contest
Students are invited to enter our “Student Essay
Competition.” see page 4
For more information, contact Dionne Durant at
[email protected]mes.org
Submission date: Friday, March 27th, 2015 by
3:00pm
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New York State Chapter
Annual Student Convocations Past Speakers
Nelson Rosenthal Convocation
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Jonas Salk, MD
Margaret Mead, PhD
Robert Good, MD
Jane Goodall, PhD
Michael Debakey, MD
Rollo May, PhD
George Wald, MD
John Knowles, MD
Irving J. Selikoff, MD
Myron Winick, MD
Barry Commoner, PhD
Lawrence K. Altman, MD
Joshua Lederburg, PhD
Rosalyn S. Yallow, PhD
Lee Salk, PhD
Robert J. Desnick, PhD, MD
Jane Brody, MS
Harold, J. Raveche, PhD
Robert E. Pollack, PhD
James D. Watson, PhD
Mathilde Krim, PhD
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Doris L. Wethers, MD
Stephen R. Kandall, MD
Beatrice Mintz, PhD
Alan D. Rosenthal, MD, FACS
Savio L. C. Woo, PhD
Charles J. Lockwood, MD
Michael J. Paidas, MD
Dr. Samuel Waxman
Susan J. Gross, MD, FRCS9C, FACOG, FACMG
LeRoy Walters, PhD & Alan R. Fleischman, MD
Harris Goldstein, MD
Rebecca Landa, PhD, CCC-SLP
Fernando A. Guerra, MD, MPH
John R. Adler Jr., MD Jr, MD
Joe Leigh Simpson, MD
Robert W. Amler, MD, FAAP, FACPM
Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPH
Anthony Atala, MD
Robert DeSalle, PhD
Ricki Lewis, PhD
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Convocation
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2012
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2014
Stanley A. Plotkin, MD
W. Ted Brown, MD, PhD
Robert W. Amler, MD, FAAP, FACPM
Edmund F. La Gamma, MD, FAAP
Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPH
Shetal I. Shah MD, FAAP
Luba Djurdjinovic, MS
Beth A. Prieve, PhD
Robert DeSalle, PhD
Ricki Lewis, PhD
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Annual Student Convocations Past Speakers
Central New York Convocation
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Dr. David R. Smith, MD
Sandra Lane, Ph.D., MPH
Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPH
Luba Djurdjinovic, MS
Robert DeSalle, PhD
Ricki Lewis, PhD
Tina Russo Convocation
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Jonas Salk, MD
Myron Winick, MD
Peter A.M. Auld, MD
Laird G. Jackson, MD
Louis Z. Cooper, MD
Edward J. Schutta, MD
Arthur D. Bloom, MD
Audrey K. Brown, MD
Jessica C. Davis, MD
Arleen Auerbach, MD
Marshall S. Horwitz, MD
Marie L. Vartola, MD
April C. Lee, MD
Franklin Costantini, MD
Carl S. Dobkin PhD; Edmund C.
Jenkins, PhD & Vicki Sudhalter, PhD
Particia O. Loftman, CNM
Susan Sklower Brooks, MD
Jennifer L. Howse, PhD
Carol A. Olsen, RN; Jose Luis
Rementeria, MD and Marie L.
Vartolo, MD
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Karla Damus, PhD
Judith M. Gardner, PhD
Michale J. Paidas, MD
Randy Eisensmith, PhD
Margaret Comerford Freda, EdD, RN;
Philip Roth, MD, PhD & Vicki Sudhalter, PhD
Savio L. C. Woo, PhD
Julian N. Robinson, MD
Sobhan M. Dolan, MD
Kurt Hirschhorn, MD
Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD
Shetal Shah, MD
David Bolton, PhD
Harry Ostrer, MD
Paul A. Offit, MD
Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPH
W. Ted Brown MD, PhD
Robert DeSalle, PhD
Ricki Lewis, PhD
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