Awards and Honors – April 29, 2022

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Dr. David Artis, the director of the Jill Roberts Institute, director of the Friedman Center for Nutrition and Inflammation, and the Michael Kors Professor of Immunology, received the 2022 ICIS – BioLegend William E. Paul Award from the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS). The award is given to an investigator that has made notable contributions to cytokine and interferon research throughout their career through the generosity of BioLegend. The ICIS recognized Dr. Artis’ laboratory as being among the first to focus on the mechanisms by which immune cells communicate with epithelia and nerves.  

Dr. Eva Kerby, assistant professor of clinical dermatology, has been elected co-chair of the Skin of Color Society Mentorship program. Dr. Kerby is also the founder and director of the Weill Cornell Dermatology Center for Diverse Skin Complexions (CDSC). Dr. Kerby provides expertise in the diagnosis and management of conditions common in patients with more heavily pigmented skin with a particular research and clinical interest in keloids.

Dr. Makoto Ishii, assistant professor of neuroscience and of neurology, has been elected chair of the Neuroendocrinology Section for the American Academy of Neurology. Founded in 1948, the academy now represents more than 38,000 members and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered care and enhancing member career satisfaction.

The Weill Cornell Medicine Physicians Organization has selected six outstanding physicians for the Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program (2022-2023) to foster their development as physician leaders. The program, sponsored by the Michael J. Wolk Heart Foundation, was established in 2012 in recognition of the pressing need for physician leaders in the face of rapid transformations in the healthcare industry. Seventy-four Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members have been selected as fellows during the first 10 years of the program; many have assumed leadership roles within departments and on committees of Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. The program seeks to prepare the “leaders of tomorrow” to develop innovative solutions for efficient, patient-centered and cost-effective health care delivery. Fellows are supported with leadership training opportunities, mentoring, and engagement with nationally known leaders. 

Congratulations to this year’s fellows: 

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