A Western-style diet triggers changes in the brain that may predispose patients to Alzheimer’s disease decades before they show any sign of cognitive decline, according to new research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.
Dr. Gunisha Kaur, B.S. ’06, M.D. ’10, understands first-hand what it means to be a refugee: Some 30 years ago, she and her family came to the United States as refugees, escaping political violence in India.
Academic medical institutions must champion faculty diversity if they are to improve outcomes for patients, according to a National Institutes of Health diversity leader who delivered the keynote address at Weill Cornell Medicine’s inaugural Diversity Week.
A rare inherited gene mutation predisposes people to developing a form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma, according to a new study by a multicenter research team led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.
Dr. Virginia Pascual is on a mission to help sick kids. As the Drukier Director of the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health at Weill Cornell Medicine—a premier, cross-disciplinary institute dedicated to understanding the underlying causes of diseases that affect children—that means fostering a passion for unconventional thinking. Kids are not little adults.
Among the vast portfolio of research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), its new director is paying close attention to advances in precision medicine and immunotherapy—two approaches that have the potential to reshape the way physicians treat cancer.
Dr. Jean William “Bill” Pape, the Howard and Carol Holtzmann Professor in Clinical Medicine and the founder and director of GHESKIO in Haiti, has been awarded the inaugural Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award from Weill Cornell Medicine.
Some students enter the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences straight from undergrad; others spend a few years working in a lab before applying to master’s or doctoral programs. But it’s safe to say that few, if any, have taken the same route as Dr. Virginia Pedicord—a path traced by dramatic, rhythmic steps set to music.
Weill Cornell Medicine celebrated a successful match, with 94 percent of the class matching to postgraduate positions at academic medical centers ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News and World Report. Students cheered, cried and clapped as they celebrated together in Griffis Faculty Lounge.
For Weill Cornell Medicine, 1998 was a banner year. Amid its centennial celebration, the academic medical institution renamed itself in deep appreciation for Joan and Sanford I. Weill and their exemplary leadership, launching a bright, new era of dynamic expansion.
Strengthening state laws regulating firearms could help reduce the rates of both suicide and homicide, and the benefits could extend across state lines, a new study from an investigator at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine suggests.