Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine - March 28, 2019


Dr. Wendy Béguelin, assistant professor of pharmacology in medicine, has been elected a 2019 “NextGen Star” by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The NextGen Stars program provides an opportunity to increase the visibility of early-career scientists at the AACR Annual Meeting and to support the professional development and advancement of those selected as AACR NextGen Stars. This year’s annual meeting will take place in April 2019.

Dr. Maria Bustillo, associate professor of clinical anesthesiology and of anesthesiology in clinical neurological surgery, has been elected as a member to the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA). Dr. Bustillo is among a select group of individuals recognized by their peers to have made distinguished contributions to anesthesiology, teaching or research. The mission of the AUA is the advancement of the art and science of anesthesiology by the encouragement of its members to pursue original investigations in the clinic and in the laboratory, the development of the method of teaching anesthesia, and the free and informal interchange of ideas.

Dr. Irene Min, assistant professor of molecular biology research in surgery, was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award from North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) to support basic and translational research for one year. The purpose of the award is to encourage scientists at the end of their fellowship who have secured a faculty appointment or beginning of their faculty appointment to pursue basic and/or translational research focused on neuroendocrine tumors. A formal announcement was made during the 2018 NANETS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wa.

Dr. Allyson Ocean, associate professor of clinical medicine, has been awarded the Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer Achievement Award. Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer is a platform that enables doctors, scientists and patients to share fast-breaking information on potentially life-saving pancreatic cancer treatments and clinical trials. Through Let’s Win, patients and their families can share information about their diagnoses and the novel treatments they have undertaken beyond traditional protocols, and they can learn from experts how to better manage and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Katie Stiles, assistant professor of research in genetic medicine, received the American Society of Cell & Gene Therapy (ASGCT) Career Development Award. The career development grants are mentored awards to support ASGCT members designing transformative pilot studies in gene and cell therapy as they prepare to transition to independence. Dr. Stiles accepted the award in December 2018.

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