Dr. Kyu Rhee, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded a Physician-Scientist Institutional Award by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
On the heels of the civil rights movement, a small, Ivy League medical school in New York City, long committed to advancing diversity in medicine and science, launched a summer fellowship program designed to do just that.
In recognition of its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a Diversity Center of Excellence dedicated to increasing the number of minority physicians in academic medicine.
When Eric Kutscher ’18 was a sophomore in college, he went with some friends to give blood during a drive in the school gym. But he was turned away because of his sexual orientation—since at the time, federal guidelines barred donations by men who’d had sex with other men.