Members in the News – June 2020

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Members in the News – June 2020

CBRE | Advisory & Transaction Services published a new report, CBRE NYC Life Science Real Estate COVID MarketFlash on strong demand and fundamentals in an uncertain real estate environment. Life Sciences and Healthcare’s future pushed to the forefront of the COVID crisis. For more information, contact Joseph S. DeRosa, Senior Vice President at

Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health is partnering with the private sector to develop and implement evidence-based solutions to support responsible Return to Work strategies. Their expert faculty are working with corporate leaders to address some of the most pressing operational challenges and uncertainties, prioritizing the health and safety of their employees, customers, and communities. Solutions include guidelines, SOPs, and workforce safety protocols; design and implementation of training programs for managers; and customized forecasting models and risk assessments. If you are interesting in learning more about partnerships with Columbia University on Return to Work Strategies in light of Covid-19, please contact Sebastian Fries, Executive Director of Corporate Partnerships at

Doximity, the professional medical network, appointed consumer Internet veteran Kira Wampler to its board of directors. Wampler currently serves as Operating Partner with Redesign Health, which brings together entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors to launch companies that transform the healthcare system. As the former CEO of and the former CMO of Lyft, Wampler brings extensive executive and digital marketing expertise as Doximity’s newest independent director.

GoMo Health has announced a new program for all New Jersey residents coping with the mental health effects of COVID-19, called the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program. This program enables all New Jerseyans to gain access to emotional support through text and the NJ MentalHealthCares Helpline. The program was created by The Mental Health Association in New Jersey in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and is offering the program through a (FEMA/SAMHSA) grant. GoMo Health designs, directs, and implements the engagement science and technology that powers this program.

Hico Health, a Black-owned, woman-owned telehealth company focusing on type 2 diabetes in African-American communities, has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce diabetes related risk factors contributing to COVID-19 deaths.

PatientPoint recently launched Point of Care Anywhere™, a 360-degree approach to virtual health that brings best-in-industry patient education and engagement to the nation’s leading telehealth and remote patient monitoring platforms.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York is teaming with Wigstock Founder LADY BUNNY on this fun video aimed at getting older LGBTQ+ New Yorkers to take The SAGE AdvantAge Initiative Survey of LGBTQ+ Older Adults in NYC. It’s a total HOOT! Please watch and share! 

Young Women in Bio (YWIB) Metro NY is extremely proud that the Weill Cornell Mentorship (WCM) program for high school girls seriously interested in medicine is kicking off its first meeting virtually in mid-July. The highly popular WCM Mentorship program underwent its annual selection process for mentees at the height of the pandemic in NYC. Thanks to first-year WCM medical school students Stephanie Rager and Anita Amin, and their peers and to the high school girls for persevering to make this happen in strange and difficult times. NYCHBL member Wendy Diller is chair of the Metro local chapter of YWIB. NYCHBL volunteers who have career stories to share are always welcome! And spread the word about this and our other programs to your kids’ schools.