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Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine

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Dr. Ghazaleh Ashrafi, postdoctoral associate in biochemistry, has won the Charles Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science. The two-year fellowships are awarded annually to eight outstanding New York City scientists entering their third or fourth year of postdoctoral research.

Dr. David Madoff, vice chairman for academic affairs and a professor of radiology, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The organization offers credentials to radiologic technologists throughout the country and has more than 330,000 members. Dr. Madoff begins his term on Aug. 1.

Dr. Vinod Malhotra, vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology and a professor of clinical anesthesiology, has been named president-elect of the Academy of Anesthesiology. Dr. Malhotra, who has been an officer of the academy since 2013, was admitted to the academy through a nomination process that recognizes individuals who have contributed to the field of anesthesiology and who demonstrate the promise of future development. He will assume the presidency of the academy in March 2019. 

Dr. Mayur Narayan, who was recruited as an associate professor of surgery, has been appointed vice chair of the American College of Surgeons’ Greater New York Committee on Trauma. The mission of the committee is to improve all phases of the management of injured patients, including prehospital care and transportation; hospital care and rehabilitation; prevention of injuries in the home, in industry, on the highway and in sports; establishment and implementation of institutional and systems standards for care of the injured; and education to improve trauma care.

Dr. Theodore Schwartz, the David and Ursel Barnes Professor of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, and a professor of neurological surgery and of neuroscience, has been named chair of the editorial board for the Journal of NeurosurgeryThe Journal of Neurosurgery was founded in 1944 as the official publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Schwartz’s new role became effective March 26.

Dr. Rhonda Yantiss, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been awarded the GIPS Jack Yardley Investigator Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) for her outstanding work as a leader and educator in GI pathology. The award recognizes seminal contributions or a significant body of published work that advances the field of gastrointestinal pathology. Dr. Yantiss received her award on March 18 at the annual USCAP meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

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