Weill Cornell Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has been recognized as a Diversity Champion by Crain’s New York Business as part of its first annual Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards, announced July 15.
Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, and Dr. Keith LaScalea, an associate professor of clinical medicine, have been selected for the Crain’s 2021 Notable in Health Care in New York City list.
Dr. Sallie Permar's research on mother-to-child transmission of viruses including HIV and cytomegalovirus (CMV), the most common congenital infection worldwide, recently earned her the prestigious 2020-21 Society of Pediatric Research Award in Honor of E. Mead Johnson.
Dr. Oleh M. Akchurin, the Rohr Family Clinical Scholar and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received a 2020 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award from The Hartwell Foundation.
Dr. Giovanni Manfredi, the Finbar and Marianne Kenny Professor in Clinical and Research Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, has received an Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to study the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in brain disease.
Weill Cornell Medicine has received complementary grants from Genentech and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support a new program that aims to address socioeconomic and racial disparities and increase access to clinical trials for underserved patients with blood cancers living in Brooklyn and Queens.
Dr. Bernice Grafstein, a renowned neuroscientist and the Vincent and Brooke Astor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Weill Cornell Medicine physician-scientist Dr. David Lyden, whose research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about how cancer spreads, has been elected into the esteemed Association of American Physicians.