Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine - April 22, 2021

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Dr. Effie Apostolou, an assistant professor of molecular biology in medicine, has received a 2021 Emerging Leader Award from the Mark Foundation Award for Cancer Research, which recognizes promising early-career projects aimed at addressing unmet needs in cancer research. The Mark Foundation gives the Emerging Leader Awards in an effort to empower scientists who are pursuing innovative, high-risk/high-reward projects that have significant potential to improve outcomes for cancer patients.

Dr. Julie Magarian Blander, the Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Immunology in Medicine and a member of the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, is one of five scientists to receive an inaugural XSeed Award from Deerfield Management. The XSeed Award is a new program designed to support early-stage life science startups; each recipient receives at $100,000 grant. The award will support Dr. Blander’s work with pan-coronavirus vaccines.

Dr. Kai-Ming Fu, an associate professor of neurological surgery, was elected as a new member of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine’s Editorial Board. In this role, Dr. Fu will review articles for this journal in the field of spinal neurosurgery. 


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