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Newly Discovered Receptor Acts as Messenger for Nerve Cells: Artis Lab Publishes Paper in Nature

Intestinal goblet cells and mucin production
A breakthrough paper has been published in Nature revealing that the immune system and the neuronal system work together inside the gut to respond to infection.

NBC Interviews Dr. Sharaiha on the Sewing Machine ‘No-Incision’ Surgery for Weight Loss

Dr. Reem Sharaiha
This non-invasive procedure, called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), is bringing new hope for people who want to lose 40 pounds or more and has been added to a list of options targeted to the reduction of obesity.

Dr. Iliev Receives Support from The Rainin Foundation: Prediction and Prevention of IBD

Dr. Iliyan Iliev
Dr. Iliyan Iliev has won the Kenneth Rainin Foundation's Breakthrough Award (2016) for his study on the role of mycobiota during immunomodulatory therapy for inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Blander Brings Expertise on Innate Immune System to Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Julie Blander
Dr. Julie Magarian Blander is the recipient of significant funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Burroughs Wellcome Trust Fund, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar Award.

Dr. Kahaleh and Team Honored with a 2016 Plenary Session Award from the ASGE for STER

Dr. Michel Kahaleh
At the forefront of noninvasive procedures for GI conditions, Dr. Michel Kahaleh and his team from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology have received a 2016 Video Plenary Session Award from the ASGE. This award was given in appreciation of their outstanding work utilizing a procedure known as STER (submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection) for the treatment of gastrointestinal submucosal tumors.

The Department of Medicine Annual Investigators Award Recipients of 2016

The 2016 Investitgator Award finalists
The 25th Annual Weill Department of Medicine Awards were announced on June 29, 2016 at Medicine Grand Rounds. 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. It is supported by the Michael Wolk Foundation.

New Breakthrough on the Causes of Allergic Inflammation of the Lung: Study from the Artis Lab Published in Nature Immunology

Allergen-induced type 2 inflammation
Research from the Artis Lab, leading a five-institution collaboration, has uncovered a pivotal finding implicating a metabolic pathway that promotes allergic inflammation in the lung. The groundbreaking studies, published in Nature Immunology, identify that an enzyme, Arginase-1, changes the metabolism within ILCs, a recently identified class of innate immune cells.

Dr. Cohen Appointed to Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. David Cohen
Dr. David E. Cohen has been appointed as Vincent Astor Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Weill Department of Medicine. Dr. Cohen will be joining the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in July of 2016.

Dr. Sonnenberg Publishes Collaborative Study in Nature Medicine: New Promising Approach for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Dr. Gregory Sonnenberg
Dr. Gregory F. Sonnenberg, a member of the Roberts Institute for Research in IBD, has led an international team that developed an innovative therapeutic approach that blocked production of an inflammation-promoting molecule in mice – but left key protective immune factors intact. This breakthrough has provided promise for a new approach for the treatment of IBD.

Dr. Brown Appointed to Vice Chair of Transitions of Care for the WDOM

Dr. Robert Brown
Robert S. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., has been appointed to Vice Chair of Transitions of Care for the Weill Department of Medicine (WDOM). He is the Interim Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Director of the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Brown holds the title of Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

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