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Four WDOM Faculty Receive the 2021 ASCI Council Young Physician-Scientist Award

Four faculty in the WDOM have received the ASCI Council Young Physician-Scientist Award. This prestigious award recognizes physician-scientists who are early in their first faculty appointment and have made notable achievements in their research.

Dr. Schwartz Co-Senior Author on Pivotal Publication in Nature: Lung Pathology in COVID-19

Dr. Robert E. Schwartz
In a collaborative study, investigators have implemented advanced technology and analytics to map, at single-cell resolution, the cellular landscape of diseased lung tissue in severe COVID-19 and other infectious lung diseases.

COVID-19 Community Education and Empowerment Internship for Undergraduate STEM Students

This exciting new program on COVID-19 for STEM students will cover many areas, including the dissemination of information about COVID-19 and vaccination for diverse communities, vaccine science, and approaches for community education.

Dr. Longman and Colleagues Publish Critical Findings on a Type of Gut Bacteria and Crohn’s Disease

Dr. Randy Longman
Investigators found that patients with Crohn’s disease have an overabundance of an inflammation-producing gut bacteria. A metabolite produced by this bacteria interacts with the immune system cells in the lining of the intestine.

Dr. Cerchietti and Colleagues Publish Novel Advance on Lymphoma Tumors and their Microenvironments in Cancer Discovery

Dr. Leandro Cerchietti
Dr. Leandro Cerchietti and colleagues have published a paper in Cancer Discovery that has revealed a critical connection between lymphoma tumors and their microenvironments, which consist of different ecosystems of cells and treatment responsiveness.

Dr. Melnick and Team Identify a Gene Critical in B Cell Immune Response

Illustration of normal (left) or reduced (right) levels of Smc3
Dr. Ari Melnick and team have published a breakthrough finding in Nature Immunology that has identified Smc3 as a critical gene in the development of the body’s immune response (B cells).

WDOM Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Dr. Jose Fernandez (Department of Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Fernandez, formerly an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine in the WDOM, joined Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell in 1987. An outstanding and beloved physician, he excelled at the highest level of excellence during his years with the WDOM and throughout his tenure in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Apostolou Receives 2021 Emerging Leader Award from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

Dr. Effie Apostolou
The awards are given to “promising early-career projects aimed at addressing unmet needs in cancer research.”

Dr. Roboz Publishes Key Finding in NEJM on Oral Azacitidine as Maintenance Therapy for AML

Dr. Gail Roboz
Results from an international Phase 3 clinical trial have led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of oral azacytidine (Onureg) as a maintenance therapy for AML, which is now being used as part of standard patient care.

Dr. Safford and Colleagues Publish Pivotal Paper in Circulation: Social Determinants to Prevent Fatal Heart Attacks

Dr. Monika Safford
The researchers analyzed data from the REGARDS Study, which tracked cardiovascular-related outcomes in over 20,000 people for a decade, to identify adverse social determinants of health that can lead to a higher likelihood of a fatal heart attack.

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