Resolution J1599-2013

Commending Nancy Kheck, Ph.D. on her designation for special recognition by Friends of Sands Point Preserve at its Gold Gala on May 4, 2013

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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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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