Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine – January 29, 2021

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Dr. Melissa B. Davis, who was recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate professor of cell and developmental biology research in surgery, was on Dec. 28 named to Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America. The Community of Scholars, a group of Persons Excluded because of their Ethnicity or Race (PEER) composed of postdoctoral fellows, early-stage investigators, instructors and consultants, created this list of inspiring Black scientists in order to  highlight outstanding Black talent and dismantle the myth that outstanding Black scientists comprise a small percentage of the scientific community. 

Dr. Ruth Gotian, chief learning officer in the Department of Anesthesiology and an assistant professor of education in anesthesiology, has been selected for the 2021 Thinkers50 Radar list.  Every January, Thinkers50 announces 30 “thinkers to watch” in the coming year. The Radar list are global awards given to a nominated group of people who are believed to have made an impact with their campaigning, ideas, research and their passion in the year ahead. Dr. Gotian received her award on Jan. 21.

Dr. Philip S. Li, professor of research in urology and reproductive medicine, has been elected president-elect of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, which is affiliated with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The society’s mission is to promote the advancement of male reproductive physiology and management of male infertility by providing a forum for the dissemination of both basic and clinical research information and support of educational programs.

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