Faculty and Students Recognized with Notable Awards

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Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members were honored with awards for their exemplary achievements in medical research, education and care May 17-18 during Weill Cornell Medicine’s commencement activities.

Dr. Lily Belfi, an associate professor of clinical radiology and director of medical student education in the Department of Radiology, was awarded the Jeanne and Herbert Siegel Award for Excellence in Medical Education. This prize recognizes a faculty member for exemplary contributions to medical education. 

Dr. Conor Liston (M.D. ’08, Ph.D.), an associate professor of psychiatry and of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, was awarded the Jeanne and Herbert Siegel Award for Outstanding Medical Research. The award recognizes exceptional professional achievement and scientific innovation, as well as a commitment to positively impact future generations of researchers. 

Dr. Kane Pryor, an associate professor of clinical anesthesiology and of anesthesiology in clinical psychiatry, and executive vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology, was awarded the Jeanne and Herbert Siegel Faculty Development Award. The prize recognizes an early-career faculty member for exemplary clinical and research contributions, as well as teaching and mentoring medical students.

Dr. Grace Sun (M.D. ’05), an associate professor of ophthalmology, was awarded the Donald J. D’Amico, M.D., Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology. The award acknowledges an outstanding faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology. 

medals for the winners honored at convocation

Three Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members received medals May 17 during Weill Cornell Medical College's convocation ceremony in recognition of their outstanding achievements.

Dr. Kevin Ching, an associate professor of emergency medicine and of pediatrics, and medical director of the Weill Cornell Medicine NewYork-Presbyterian Simulation Center, was awarded the Jeanne and Herbert Siegel Award for Excellence in Emergency Medicine. The award honors an outstanding emergency medicine faculty member who demonstrates clinical skill and dedication to the field of emergency medicine. 

Dr. Andrew Alexis, a professor of dermatology and vice chair for diversity and inclusion in the Department of Dermatology, was awarded the Richard D. Granstein, M.D., Award for Excellence in Dermatology. This award acknowledges professional achievement, clinical skill and research contributions in the field of dermatology.

Dr. Erika Abramson, assistant dean for education research, outcomes and innovation and a professor of pediatrics and of population health sciences, was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship. This honor recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to supporting colleagues to become academic leaders in clinical care, research or education.

In addition, students received Jeanne and Herbert Siegel Student Prizes, which carry $25,000 scholarships to help support and enhance their medical education at Weill Cornell Medical College. Students were selected for scholarships based upon a demonstrated financial need, high academic achievement and leadership potential in their fields.

  • Shabnam Eghbali
  • Pamela Capellan
  • Erika Glaubitz
  • Emily Bae
  • J Lind
  • Michael Liu
  • Callista Clairmont
  • Brendan Tarantino

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