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Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine - Week of July 1 - July 15

Dr. Costantino Iadecola, director of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology and a professor of neuroscience, was in February invited to join the Hotchkiss Brain Institute's Expert Advisory Committee, which gathers for periodic site visits at the institute to review the progress being made in its research and education programs, and provides input into the institute's strategic direction. Located at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine, the institute is an internationally recognized center of excellence in brain and mental health research and education, working to inspire discovery and apply knowledge towards innovative solutions for neurological and mental health disorders.

Dr. James Killinger, an assistant professor of pediatrics, was in February elected a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. The group is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care, with membership representing more than 100 countries. Fellows are practitioners, researchers, administrators and educators who have made outstanding contributions to the collaborative field of critical care.

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, chairman of the Department of Surgery, the Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor of Surgery and a professor of surgery, gave the Capper-Hermanson Visiting Professorship on March 2 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Department of Surgery in Boston. Dr. Michelassi's spoke about "Novel Strategies to Reduce the Recurrence Rates in Crohn's Disease."

Dr. Michael A. Perelman, a clinical professor emeritus of psychology in psychiatry, was in January elected a fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Fellows are elected for outstanding contributions to the sphere of sexual knowledge, must be recommended by the fellowship committee and formally elected by the society's Board of Directors. The society was founded in 1957 to encourage the rigorous systematic study of sexuality and has more than 700 members representing diverse career fields.

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