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Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine - March 31, 2021

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Dr. Peter Schlegel, the James J. Colt Professor of Urology, has been named chair of the Male Infertility Guideline Committee, jointly operated by the American Urological Association and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. In his role, Dr. Schlegel shared his expertise in podcasts where he discussed how the guidelines for evaluating and managing male infertility started with the creation of key questions surrounding the issue, which the committee then used to focus on a specific patient population, interventions, comparators and outcomes of interest.

Dr. Madeline Sterling, assistant professor of medicine, was selected by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to be featured for Women's History Month, highlighting Dr. Sterling’s research on home health aides and healthcare delivery for adults with chronic conditions. For the month of March, the NHLBI celebrated the accomplishments of women biomedical scientists who have played and are playing key roles in fighting heart, lung, blood and sleep-related disorders.

Dr. Thanakorn Jirasevijinda, associate professor of pediatrics, has been awarded a Fulbright Award to Thailand for academic year 2021-2022 from the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The grant reflects Dr. Jirasevijinda’s leadership and contributions to society and is made possible through funding by the United States Congress and by contributions from partner countries and private parties. The Fulbright Program is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries and is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program.

The World Health Organization (WHO) established a new Science Council to provide guidance on the organization’s science and research strategy. The council is comprised of nine members—three of whom are affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine—who are experts in the fields basic science, translational and clinical research, social sciences, epidemiology, and public health. Dr. Harold Varmus, the Lewis Thomas University Professor, has been appointed chair of the nine-member council; Dr. Jean Pape, the Howard and Carol Holtzmann Professor in Clinical Medicine, and Dr. Salim Abdool Karim, adjunct professor of medicine, are also members.

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