Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine – July 30, 2021

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Post-Doctoral Fellow Receives Mitchell Alan Ross Prize

Dr. Jyun-You Liou, the Van Poznak Anesthesiology Research Scholar, has been awarded the 2021 Mitchell Alan Ross Prize, which encourages young investigators to pursue research in epilepsy and/or birth asphyxia. With the $5,000 unrestricted prize, Dr. Liou is studying the interaction between anesthetics and epilepsy, a once-overlooked research area, seeking a better understanding of how anesthetic-induced brain rhythms may reveal new diagnostic tools and treatments for epilepsy patients. An anesthesiology resident at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Liou previously earned a medical degree from National Taiwan University and a doctorate from Columbia University. Currently he is spending one year working as a pediatric anesthesiology fellow at the University of Washington. He ultimately plans to pursue a physician-scientist career track.

Additional Awards and Honors

Dr. Lucian Sulica, the Sean Parker Professor of Laryngology and the director of the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice, has been elected president-elect of the American Laryngological Association. Founded in 1878, the association is a scholarly organization of physicians and scientists who have made significant contributions to the care of patients with disorders of the larynx and upper aerodigestive tract. Dr. Sulica has been a leader in the development of procedures for the treatment of voice disorders without the need for general anesthesia. He also serves on the association’s council.

Esther Wei, NP, received full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Department of Health and Human Services for her diabetes prevention program. This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition. The sustained success of this program makes an invaluable contribution to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, both in local communities and nationally.

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