Dr. Katharine Hsu, M.D. ’94, Ph.D. ’93, professor of medicine and attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has been awarded the Weill Cornell Graduate School Alumni Award of Distinction.
The event, sponsored by the institution’s BioVenture eLab, is the culmination of a nine-week mentoring program that is designed to improve the ability of Weill Cornell Medicine clinicians and researchers to commercialize their concepts.
Dr. Matthew Greenblatt, an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded the 2019 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research to support his work studying tumor growth in bone.
The chemical element selenium, an essential nutrient for humans and other animals, protects the brain after a stroke and may be a basis for future stroke therapies, according to a study from scientists at Burke Neurological Institute and Weill Cornell Medicine.
Long-term spaceflight causes more changes to gene expression than shorter trips, especially to the immune system and DNA repair systems, according to research by Weill Cornell Medicine and NASA investigators as part of NASA’s Twins Study, which followed the only set of identical twin astronauts for more than two years.
Most of the reasons why American patients receive care from multiple providers are related to numerous modifiable causes such as patient preferences, physician referrals and health system factors —not medical need—according to a qualitative study by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers.
The third annual NYC Health Hackathonbrought together nearly 200 students and faculty members from Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell’s Ithaca campus, and several local and national academic institutions, to develop high-tech healthcare innovations.