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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.

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. Scherl Receives Prestigious Rosenthal Humanitarian Award from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Crohns and Colitis Foundation "Great Gutsby" invitation
Dr. Scherl’s distinguished career and pioneering advances in IBD were celebrated in a virtual event with research collaborators, medical colleagues, the families of patients, and friends.

Dr. Iliev Receives Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Dr. Iliyan Iliev
The award provides early-career scientists with $500,000 over five years to investigate the interplay between humans and pathogens, and how such encounters can lead to disease.

Dr. Sonnenberg Receives ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research

Dr. Gregory Sonnenberg
Dr. Gregory F. Sonnenberg has been recognized for his “innovative research program which continues to make seminal scientific contributions at the interface of immunology and microbiology.”

WDOM Faculty Receive Weill Cornell Medicine Grants in Support of COVID-19 Research

Tansmission electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2. Credit: NIAID-RML
The WDOM congratulates three of its faculty - Drs. Julie Magarian Blander, Robert Peck, and Erica Phillips - who received grants from Weill Cornell Medicine in support of their innovative research on COVID-19.

WDOM Faculty Across Many Divisions Accepted to the 2020-2021 Class of LAMP

A development program for junior faculty, LAMP provides participants with critical tools to accomplish their primary career goals as academicians in the field of medicine.

Pivotal Paper on Clostridium difficile Published in Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Medical illustration of C. difficile bacteria
The paper is a one-year retrospective review of the incidence of Clostridium difficile infection in NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center inpatients.

The Young Investigators Award Recipients of 2020

This award is presented annually to members of the Weill Department of Medicine below the rank of professor who perform on outstanding levels in the areas of clinical and/or basic biomedical research.

Publication in Cell Host & Microbe Reveals Why Some Ulcerative Colitis Patients Benefit from Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)

Cell Host & Microbe cover. Artwork by C. Demarta, eureka comunicazione visiva, courtesy of Cell Press.
Fecal microbiota transplant has been shown in some studies to promote healing in the mucosal lining of the lower digestive tract, thus relieving ulcerative colitis symptoms in some people.