J1599

Commending Nancy Kheck, Ph.D. on her designation for special recognition by Friends of Sands Point Preserve at its Gold Gala on May ...

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J1599


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Nancy Kheck, Ph.D. upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition by Friends of Sands Point
Preserve at its Gold Gala on May 4, 2013

WHEREAS, Individuals who distinguish themselves in their profession or
in service to their community merit the highest commendation; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing tradition, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Nancy Kheck, Ph.D. upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by Friends of Sands Point Preserve at its Gold Gala, to be
held at the Hempstead House on May 4, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Nancy Kheck immigrated to the United States in the summer of
1969 and entered the first grade a week later; a staunch supporter and
advocate for New York City public schools, her history reflects the
unlimited opportunities for children who are capable and aspire to high-
er education; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Kheck pursued the American dream at New York University
and merged her interests in science (Biology and Chemistry) with a bach-
elor's degree in German Literature; and
WHEREAS, Throughout her doctoral training in Neuro-biology (research
and education), Dr. Kheck taught undergraduate science courses and
developed curricula and effective strategies for teaching undergraduate,
M.A. and Ph.D. degree students and applied these skills as the director
of the highly popular interdisciplinary graduate course in Neuropsycho-
pharmacology (Drugs and the Brain); and
WHEREAS, Nancy Kheck's postdoctoral training at Mount Sinai Medical
Center entailed a research fellowship studying chemo-architecture in
primate brains; she worked with Dr. Patrick J. Gannon to create an inno-
vative K-12 science education curriculum and public outreach about Space
Biomedical research (NASA funded projects), which opened new doors in
2001, when Dr. Kheck was recruited to oversee basic science courses as
Director of the Curriculum Division; she was subsequently appointed as
an Assistant Dean in the School of Medicine; and
WHEREAS, After nearly a decade on the school's education leadership
team, working on programmatic reforms, accreditation, medical school
expansion, continuous quality improvements, and overseeing operations of
all courses, Dr. Kheck transitioned from academia to work as a
medical/science education consultant; her projects range from Continuing
Medical Education symposia, educator development and certificate
programs, National Institutes of Health grant writing, design of STEM
initiatives, and public outreach; and
WHEREAS, Last year, the pull of academic life brought her to the Zarb
MBA program at Hofstra University and into an innovative new track dedi-
cated to the healthcare industry; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Kheck believes that the enactment of new health policy
and laws under the Affordable Care Act will bring great change to
healthcare practice and management, along with a concurrent need for
professional development strategies to manage change in hospitals and
training programs over the next decade; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her many other responsibilities, Dr. Kheck is
also an avid beekeeper and advocate for environmental conservation; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Nancy Kheck, Ph.D. upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by Friends of Sands Point Preserve at its Gold Gala,
to be held at the Hempstead House on May 4, 2013; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nancy Kheck, Ph.D.

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  • 01 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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