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Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Kathryn Dupnik, an assistant professor of medicine and of medicine in microbiology and immunology, was named an associate advisor of the journal Science Translational Medicine. Over a one-year term, Dr. Dupnik will review literature and select research papers to highlight in the journal, which publishes peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary research. She will also author up to 10 articles to be published in the journal. Dr. Dupnik was selected in a nationwide search and was nominated by Dr. Julianne Imperato-McGinley, program director of the Clinical and Translational Science Center at Weill Cornell Medicine.

The Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Program at Weill Cornell Medicine won the Circle of Care Award from Presbyterian Senior Services (PSS) for its visionary leadership in care, innovation and research. The award, founded in 2017, will be given annually to an organization or individual for outstanding achievements in dementia care or caregiving. The Presbyterian Senior Services supports providing high-quality services to keep seniors healthy, engaged and connected to their communities. Representatives of the Weill Cornell Medicine program include Dr. Matthew Fink, Dr. Richard Isaacson, Dr. Ning Lin and Melissa Kramps. They received the award on May 11 at a reception in New York.

Dr. Dan Landau, an assistant professor of medicine and of physiology and biophysics, and a core member of the New York Genome Center, was awarded the American Society of Hematology’s Scholar Award for junior faculty. The award supports fellows and junior faculty who are transitioning from training programs to careers as independent investigators in hematology research. As a junior faculty recipient, Dr. Landau will receive up to $150,000 to fund research that advances the understanding and treatment of blood disorders.

Dr. Peter Forgacs, an assistant professor of neurology and of neuroscience, was awarded a 2017-18 Leon Levy Foundation Fellowship in Neuroscience. The foundation encourages and supports excellence in six broad areas including brain research and science. Dr. Forgacs’s research goal is to advance the understanding of neurological recovery after severe brain injuries, focusing on identifying the role of unique circuit-level mechanisms crucial to recovery of consciousness.

Cole Brandon Hirschfeld, a third-year doctoral student, was awarded a $5,000 Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant from the Society of Hospital Medicine. The program offers funding to students devoted to helping transform healthcare and revolutionize patient care.

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