Awards and Honors – March 31, 2022

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Dr. Minerva Romero Arenas, assistant professor of surgery, and Dr. Tracy K. Paul, assistant professor of clinical medicine, received 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Awards from the National Minority Quality Forum. The National Minority Quality Forum is a not-for-profit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Their mission is to reduce patient risk by assuring optimal care for all. 

Dr. Laura Kolbe, assistant professor of medicine, has been awarded a John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for her article "On Gifts and Heroes," published January 2021 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The prize recognizes the best articles written in peer-reviewed journals on pressing issues facing the medical profession in 2021. In her article, Dr. Kolbe questions whether referring to health care workers as heroes creates unfair expectations that they will accept excessive work risks or demands. 

Dr. Lisa Newman, chief of the Section of Breast Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, received a Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers 2022 Meritorious Award, in Partnership with Pelotonia & the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The awards are intended to recognize five influential female researchers who have made pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding and/or treatment of breast or any form of gynecologic cancer. The awards will be presented at the AACR Annual Meeting, April 8-13 in New Orleans. 

Dr. Rhonda Yantiss, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been awarded the F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award from the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). The USCAP honors superior performance in teaching, research, publications and service by recognizing vision, imagination and intuitive leadership. 

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