Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine - October 31, 2018

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Dr. Renae Beaumont, assistant professor of psychology in clinical psychiatry, was announced as a winner of the Advance Global Australian of the Year Award for Education. The award honors her contributions to creating and evaluating new technological innovations, including virtual reality therapy to treat teen social anxiety, and brain imaging and passive sensing technology to improve the detection, prevention and treatment of mental health issues in young adults. Advance Awards celebrate international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, vision and ambition.

Dr. Anthony N. Hollenberg, the Sanford I. Weill Chairman of Medicine, has been awarded the 2018 Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Lectureship Award from The American Thyroid Association. The Ingbar Award recognizes an established investigator who has made outstanding contributions to thyroid-related research over many years. The award honors the memory of Dr. Sidney H. Ingbar, who was once chief of the Beth Israel Thyroid Unit as well as chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a position Dr. Hollenberg recently held. Dr. Hollenberg received the award at the association’s annual meeting, held Oct. 3-7 in Washington, D.C., where he also delivered the Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Award Lecture, titled “New Insights into Thyroid Hormone Action.”

Dr. Peter N. Schlegel, the James J. Colt Professor and chairman of the Department of Urology, and senior associate dean for clinical affairs, will be awarded the Barbara Eck Founder’s Award for his innovations in evaluation and treatment of male infertility and leadership while serving as President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Schlegel will accept the award at RESOLVE’s 21st annual Night of Hope Gala on Nov. 12 in New York City. RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association supports and provides a voice for all people challenged in their family building journey. The organization established the Hope Awards to recognize professionals, companies, volunteers and the media who truly impact those struggling to build a family.

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