Dr. Lawrence Casalino, chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, and the Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Matthew Laghezza, chief physician assistant in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Lisa Perry Emergency Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was named 2018 Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant of the Year by the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants.
New federal regulations will dictate when and how physicians can order advanced imaging tests for Medicare patients to prevent unnecessary procedures and curb healthcare spending. These rules will achieve their goals only if providers can devote substantial resources and planning ahead of their implementation in 2020.
Dr. Alfred C. Winkler has been named chief of urology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Winkler, who is also an assistant professor of clinical urology at Weill Cornell Medicine, was most recently chief of urology at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Dr. Geraldine McGinty, chief strategy officer of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Physician Organization, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Jessica M. and Natan Bibliowicz Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty.
Weill Cornell Medicine has experienced dynamic growth in its research enterprise over the past five years, an achievement that underscores the institution’s mission to provide patients with the most advanced treatments and therapies.
The Starr Foundation is continuing its longstanding commitment to stem cell research in New York City with a $50 million gift in support of the Tri-Institutional Stem Cell Initiative (Tri-SCI), a research collaboration between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Helen Su, a clinical immunologist who has made key discoveries into the genetic causes of rare immune system diseases in children, has been awarded the fourth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research.
Dr. Manuel Hidalgo, a leading physician-scientist who specializes in pancreatic cancer and drug development, has been named chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology in the Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective June 1.
On the heels of the civil rights movement, a small, Ivy League medical school in New York City, long committed to advancing diversity in medicine and science, launched a summer fellowship program designed to do just that.