Fund for the Future Award Winners Announced: Advancing the Research Careers of Junior Faculty

The Fund for the Future award supports selected junior faculty during a crucial period in their career development - the completion of their research training into the early years of their first faculty position at Weill Cornell Medicine. Backed by the generosity of donors to the Weill Department of Medicine (WDOM) and Iris Cantor Center for Women’s Health, the Fund for the Future program provides an initial year of funding to the recipient with a total funding maximum of $300,000. This...

Dr. Lisa Roth and Dr. James Lo Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Dr. James C. Lo, an associate professor of medicine and Dr. Lisa G. Roth, an associate professor of pediatrics in the Department of Medicine, were elected members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) for 2023.

Election into the ASCI, which represents excellence across the breadth of academic medicine, is a milestone for physician-scientists. The nonprofit medical honor society, which is composed of more than 3,000 physician-scientists from all medical specialties,...

Dr. Kyu Rhee Inducted into Association of American Physicians


Dr. Kyu Rhee, a distinguished physician-scientist currently a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Weill Department of Medicine, has been elected to the esteemed Association of American Physicians (AAP).

Dr. Kyu Rhee

Election to the AAP is one of the top honors in health and medicine, recognizing physician-scientists exhibiting excellence in the pursuit of medical knowledge and the advancement of basic or translational science...

Dr. Monika Safford Recognized for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty

Dr. Monika Safford

Dr. Monika Safford, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, director of the Cornell Center for Health Equity and the John J. Kuiper Professor of Medicine, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Jessica M. and Natan Bibliowicz Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty.

The Bibliowicz Award recognizes outstanding men and women faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine who demonstrate commitment to advancing the academic careers of women in the areas of clinical care, research...

Shentique Brown, RN, Among Recipients of Weill Cornell Medicine's First Annual Nursing Awards


Coinciding with National Nurses Week, Shentique Brown, RN, was among the recipients of Weill Cornell Medicine’s first annual nursing awards. Shentique, a nurse in the division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, received the first annual Rising Star Nursing Award at a ceremony May 11 in the Belfer Research Building.

Shentique Brown, RN, far right, is among the recipients of Weill Cornell Medicine's first annual nursing awards.


Announcing a New Program in Support of Grand Rounds

Starting May 1, the Weill Department of Medicine is kicking off a new program in support of Grand Rounds. Each month, in-person participants at two or more Grand Rounds will be eligible to win prizes including a 10th generation iPad! Drawings will be held at the end of each month, and we’ll highlight the winner on our usual channels. All Grand Rounds take place in Uris Auditorium. We thank everyone for their contribution to building our live community!

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Drs. Thomas Di Vitantonio and Maria Karas Named 2023 Physicians of the Year

doctors in group

Congratulations to Drs. Thomas Di Vitantonio and Maria Karas, who were recently named 2023 Physicians of the Year by NewYork-Presbyterian’s Department of Nursing. Each year, the Department of Nursing honors a select number of physicians who exemplify Weill Cornell’s values of collaboration and service.

At a ceremony March 30, chief medical resident and instructor in medicine Dr. Di Vitantonio was recognized for being an exceptional partner to the nursing team, proactively seeking...

In Memory of Peter Kam

Peter Kam

The Weill Department of Medicine is saddened to announce the passing of Peter Kam, a key member of our administrative leadership team for nearly 35 years, on March 27. Peter received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and later acquired an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.  

Peter Kam

After starting his career at Cornell University Medical College in 1987 as a research technician in the Department of Neurology...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Former Weill Department of Medicine Chief Resident, Imparts Wisdom on Research, Pandemic Prevention and Career Development

Group shot of residents with Dr. Fauci.

Three years after COVID-19 became the most devastating global pandemic in a century, Dr. Anthony Fauci (M.D. ’66) visited the Weill Department of Medicine to reflect on a future made increasingly tenuous by the impact of climate change, continued economic and social inequities, and as, Dr. Fauci himself put it: “an era of the normalization of untruths.”

Before a packed audience in Uris Auditorium on March 29, Dr. Fauci delivered the 2023 Ralph L. Nachman M.D. Distinguished Visiting...

Gregory F. Sonnenberg, PhD Recipient of 2023 AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award

Gregory F. Sonnenberg, PhD
Gregory F. Sonnenberg, PhD Recipient of 2023 AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award

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