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In Memory of Jill Roberts – Friend and Supporter

WDOM has lost one of its most beloved benefactors, Jill Roberts, who passed away peacefully over the weekend. Jill Roberts was enthusiastically involved in our institutions and committed to improving the lives of those with IBD.

First Year of Diversity Faculty Development Mentoring Circles Program Completed

The innovative program brings interdisciplinary faculty together to work on enhancing academic careers in research, medical education, and clinical excellence.

Dr. Guo Publishes Pivotal Paper in Science on Genome Editing of Gut Bacteria

Dr. Chun-Jun Guo
The study has yielded breakthroughs to help illuminate a growing body of evidence that gut microbial metabolites play a critical role in mucosal immunity and inflammation.

Publication in Cell Metabolism Suggests Gut Microbiome Controls Blood Glucose Levels Through the Liver

Dr. David Cohen
The paper opens a new window on the control of blood glucose levels through the liver via gut microbiome.

Dr. Wilkin Appointed as a Principal Investigator on $8.3 Million Grant from the NCI: HPV Clinical Trials

Dr. Timothy Wilkin
The grant will fund critical studies on HPV-related cancers in people living with HIV and will include clinical trials focused on two forms of cancer – oropharyngeal and cervical.

Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Celebrates New Outpatient Primary Care Practice

Center on Aging ribbon-cutting
The Center on Aging is a relocation of the Wright Center on Aging that had been located on First Avenue at 77th Street. The new Center is state-of-the-art, serene, and tailored to the needs of older adults and their caregivers.

Empowering Educators: WDOM Hosts Educational Forum in Collaboration with The Academy for Teachers

Education conference
Dr. Hollenberg gave a presentation on the function and impact of the thyroid, and Dr. Alonso presented an additional lecture on diabetes. The day's activities also included a Q&A and laboratory tour.

Dr. Tung Appointed to Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Judy Tung
In her role as Associate Dean for Faculty Development, she will be providing the Office of Faculty Development with operational and strategic support.

Diversity Holiday Mixer Held at Griffis Faculty Club

Diversity holiday mixer
The festive and extremely well-attended event included trainees, faculty, as well as Dr. Susana Morales, Vice Chair, Office of Diversity, and many other members of diversity leadership.

Targeting the Type 1 Interferon Pathway to Treat Lupus: Dr. Crow Provides Perspective in Science

Dr. Mary Crow
Dr. Crow provided an analysis on new findings involving the overproduction of type 1 interferon in lupus. The research has yielded data on one of the mechanisms that might explain why interferon is being made in excess in lupus.

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