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Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Francis Barany, a professor of microbiology and immunology, was in December named a 2017 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The academy aims to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. Its fellows program recognizes academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible effect on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Dr. Barany’s fellowship began April 6 at an induction ceremony during the academy’s annual conference in Boston.

Dr. Santosh Murthy, an assistant professor of neurology and of neuroscience, was awarded a 2017-18 Leon Levy Foundation Fellowship in Neuroscience. Leon Levy fellowships were established to expand on Levy’s interest in neuroscience and the functioning of the brain to better understand its impact on human behavior. The foundation encourages and supports excellence in six broad areas including brain research and science. Dr. Murthy’s research focuses on understanding the secondary injury following intracerebral hemorrhage.

Dr. Robin Kalish, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was in March appointed a fellow of the Weill Cornell Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program. The program seeks to identify and foster the development of Weill Cornell Medicine’s “leaders of tomorrow.”

Dr. Loredana Puca, a postdoctoral associate in pathology and laboratory medicine, won a 2016 Lori Milken-PCF Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation for her proposal “Epigenetic Therapy to Target Castration Resistant Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer.” The Prostate Cancer Foundation was created to end death and suffering from prostate cancer through the funding of research. The awards program aims to identify a cohort of future research leaders, proven investigators in postdoctoral fellowships or who have achieved junior faculty positions and are committing their lives to the field of prostate cancer.

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