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Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine: November 30, 2021

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Dr. Oliver Fein, professor emeritus of clinical medicine, has been awarded the 2021 Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health from the American Public Health Association. This award is the association’s highest honor. Dr. Fein received the medal in recognition of his life’s work as an activist, educator and visionary that has enhanced the health care of diverse populations. Dr. Fein accepted his award during the association’s awards ceremony luncheon on Oct. 26.

Dr. Joseph J. Fins, chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and the E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and a professor of medicine, has been appointed president of the International Neuroethics Society (INS) Board for a two-year term beginning at the conclusion of the 2021 INS Annual Meeting on Nov. 5. The president serves as chair of the 15-member board and guides efforts to achieve the mission of the society to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science. Dr. Fins has been a member of the board since 2014 and is the sixth president of the society since its founding in 2008.

Dr. Elizabeth Ross, director of the Center for Neurogenetics in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Nathan E. Cumming Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine, was named president-elect of the American Neurological Association. The association is a professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology; to educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences; and to expanding both our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and our ability to treat them. Dr. Ross will serve a two-year term before becoming president in the fall of 2023.

Dr. Ruth Gotian, assistant professor of education in anesthesiology, has received the Thinkers50: Radar Award, which is given to a “valuable new voice in the debate about what constitutes success and how to achieve it.” Thinkers50 is the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking and sharing the leading management ideas of our age. Dr. Gotian’s work focuses on the impact of mentors, the key behaviors of high achievers, and how to optimize productivity and success.

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