Dr. Mohammad Arifuzzaman Wins 2024 Tri-Institutional Breakout Award


Dr. Mohammad Arifuzzaman, a postdoctoral associate in the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, part of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded a 2024 Tri-Institutional Breakout Award for Junior Investigators.

Weill Cornell Medicine, The Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center present the awards annually, recognizing exceptional investigators for their remarkable research...

Putting the Brakes on Chronic Inflammation


Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine discovered a previously unknown link between two key pathways that regulate the immune system in mammals—a finding that impacts our understanding of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). This family of disorders severely impacts the health and quality of life of more than 2 million people in the United States.

The immune system has many pathways to protect the body from infection, but sometimes an overactive immune response results in...

Study Finds Home Health Aides Struggle with Mental Health


Home health aides (HHAs) are vulnerable to stress, isolation and depressive symptoms, which impact their own health as well as their patients’ desire to age in place, according to Weill Cornell Medicine researchers. HHAs are a rapidly growing workforce trained and certified to provide personal and medical care, as well as emotional support, in the home.

“As a doctor, I’ve learned that home health aides are a critical part of patients’ well-being,” said senior author Dr....

Weill Department of Medicine Pilots Full-Day Education Retreat


The Weill Department of Medicine’s Education Office recently piloted a full-day Education Retreat for faculty across the Department to share projects, programs, and initiatives directly impacting medical education practices and operations. Dr. Kirana Gudi, Vice Chair of Education, provided opening remarks for the May 7 event. Presenters included Drs. Kate Penziner and Bryan Leppert, who shared their experience involving residents in developing content for the Department’s internal medicine...

Dolores T. Reynolds Recognized for Lifetime Achievement at Second Annual Nursing Awards


Dolores T. Reynolds, R.N., a Research Administrator in the Division of Cardiology, won the Lifetime Achievement Award at Weill Cornell Medicine’s recent second annual nursing awards, held in Belfer Research Building on May 8.

After studying nursing in her native Ireland and training in London, Ms. Reynolds came to the United States in 1993 to pursue a nursing career in the New York City area. She came to Weill Cornell Medicine in 1998, where she worked in the Cardiac Catheterization...

Numerous Weill Department of Medicine Faculty Recognized At Convocation and Commencement Ceremonies


Numerous Weill Department of Medicine faculty members and Weill Cornell Medicine residents were honored during last week’s commencement and convocation ceremonies.

Congratulations to our Senior List Excellence inTeaching awardees: Dr. Juliet Aizer, Dr. Andrea Card, Dr. Emily Coskun, Dr. Bryan Leppert, Dr. Anthony Ogedegbe, Dr. David Scales, Dr. Deborah Silber and Dr. Alexis Vien.

Dr. Brian Eiss won the Elliott Hochstein and Richard A Hermann MD Teaching Awards. He says he always...

Latest Vitals: Featuring Dr. Shira Sachs and Dr. Laura Kirkman


Recently on Vitals, Dr. John Leonard welcomed Dr. Shira Sachs, a hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Dr. Laura Kirkman, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. 

Dr. Sachs discussed her work as a hospitalist and expressed particular fondness for her experience as a mentor for trainees, particularly as an associate program director of our Department’s residency program. 

Dr. Kirman...

Common Type of Fiber May Trigger Bowel Inflammation


Inulin, a type of fiber found in certain plant-based foods and fiber supplements, causes inflammation in the gut and exacerbates inflammatory bowel disease in a preclinical model, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. The surprising findings could pave the way for therapeutic diets that may help ease symptoms and promote gut health. 

The study, recently published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that inulin, which is found in...

Dr. Myles Wolf Appointed Chair of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Myles Wolf, MD, MMSc

We're pleased to announce that Dr. Myles Wolf, an esteemed physician-scientist who specializes in nephrology, has been appointed chair of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective July 1.

Recruited as the Sanford I. Weill Chair, Dr. Wolf will lead the institutions’ largest clinical and academic department,...

Resident-to-Resident Aggression Can Be Common in Assisted Living Facilities


One in six residents of assisted living facilities is subject to verbal, physical or other aggression by fellow residents in a typical month, and those suffering from dementia are most at risk, new research finds in the first large-scale study of the phenomenon.

Involving 930 residents of 14 licensed assisted living facilities in New York state, the study, published May 3 in JAMA Network Open, found incidents of resident-to-resident aggression, also called resident-to-resident...

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