Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine – Week of Nov. 4 - Nov. 11


Dr. Mark Steven Lachs, co-chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, the Irene F. and I. Roy Psaty Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine and a professor of medicine, in July won the Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research. The award, named for the Weill Cornell Medicine professor and cardiologist who pioneered a treatment for thrombophlebitis, is given annually to scientists or clinical physicians who have made exceptional contributions to basic or clinical research or to the encouragement of such research in the field of aging. Dr. Lachs will receive the award, which includes a $5,000 prize, at the 2017 American Federation for Aging Research Gala and will give the Irving Wright Award Lecture at the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in July 2017.

Dr. Ana Molina, an assistant professor of medicine, was awarded in July an extramural renewal for clinical research in the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs are established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or bio-behavioral research careers. The Loan Repayment Programs pay up to $35,000 annually of a researcher’s qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Dr. Molina’s loan repayment award has been renewed for the period of July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017.

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