Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine - July 31, 2019

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Dr. Nathaniel Hupert, associate professor of healthcare policy and research and of medicine, was elected a fellow of the American College of Physicians. The college is the largest medical-specialty organization and the second largest physician group in the United States. Its 154,000 members include internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Bernice Grafstein, the Vincent and Brooke Astor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience, professor of physiology and biophysics and of neuroscience, has been awarded the Alumna of Influence Award from University College of the University of Toronto. The award recognizes a graduate who has made outstanding contributions to his or her professional field and/or community.

Dr. Charbel Abi Khalil, associate professor of genetic medicine and of medicine, received the 2018 American Heart Association Paul Dudley White International Scholar. The award is named in honor of one of Boston’s most revered cardiologists, Dr. Paul Dudley White, who was a founding father of the American Heart Association. This award epitomizes the organization’s most prestigious tribute and is bestowed annually to a Massachusetts physician dedicated to cardiovascular or stroke care.

Dr. Ekta Khurana, assistant professor of computational genomics in computational biomedicine and of physiology and biophysics, received the Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award, which supports talented biomedical scientists in their academic research careers.

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, chairman of surgery and the Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor of Surgery, Dr. Thomas Fahey, the Johnson and Johnson Distinguished Professor of Surgery, and Dr. Mayur Narayan, associate professor of surgery, were inducted into the inaugural class of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. The academy was created to continually advance the science and implementation of education—teaching, learning, assessment and scholarship— across all specialties of surgery through innovation and promotion of the highest achievements in lifelong learning.

Dr. Peter Schlegel, chairman of urology, the E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, the James J. Colt Professor of Urology and professor of reproductive medicine, has been named president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The society is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine.

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