General Internal Medicine

Dr. Arnab Ghosh Named a 2024 NIH Climate and Health Scholar

Dr. Arnab Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was recently named a National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2024 Climate and Health Scholar. This is the NIH’s second year doing the program. Dr. Ghosh is one of seven established scientists withexpertise in climate and health who will continue work on the NIH’s effort to reduce health threats from climate change across the lifespan and build health resilience in individuals, communities, and nations...

Race Doesn't Impact Cardiovascular Risk Calculations

A study recently published in JAMA Cardiology adds to a growing body of evidence questioning the use of race in medical decision-making. Currently, doctors use cardiovascular risk assessments that include personal health information, gender and race to gauge how likely a person is to develop heart disease. The risk score can then guide lifestyle changes and medications to prevent disease.“The major takeaway is we need to rethink the idea of race in cardiovascular risk prediction,”...

Summer 2023 Banner Year for General Internal Medicine Internship Program

Earlier this year, the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) saw 800 applicants pursue placement in the highly competitive Anita Mesi GIM Internship program. Founded in 2018 by Anita Mesi, M.B.A., GIM’s first Administrative Officer, the Anita Mesi GIM Internship program offers an array of internship opportunities for high school, college, and graduate students. Participants have meaningful exposure to the diverse career opportunities in academic medicine in general and general internal...

Dr. Margaret McNairy Appointed Interim Chief of Hospital Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Margaret (Molly) McNairy has been appointed Interim Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, effective October 2, 2023.Dr. McNairy has been a practicing hospitalist in the section of Hospital Medicine since 2010. She is excited to build on the program’s exceptional foundation of high-quality inpatient clinical care, health care delivery innovation, and outstanding training of medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. She brings expertise in implementation science...

WDOM Researchers host second annual Summer Institute for the REasons for Geographic And Racial Difference in Stroke – Myocardial Infarction Study

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The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-4 (REGARDS-MI-4) Study, funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), held its second annual Summer Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine from July 31 – August 1, 2023. The 30 investigators were from Weill Cornell, led by Dr. Monika Safford; University of Alabama at Birmingham, led by Dr. Emily Levitan; and Duke, led by Dr. Barrett Bowling.The Study’s overall aims are to:Identify...

Dr. Madeline Sterling Awarded American Heart Association Grant to Improve Cardiovascular Health of Home Health Aides

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Dr. Madeline Sterling, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Weill Department of Medicine, has been awarded a $400,000, three-year grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to test and implement a behavioral lifestyle intervention among home health aides to improve their cardiovascular health and overall wellbeing.  Entitled “Leveraging Home Health Aides to Achieve Life’s Essential 8,” Dr. Sterling’s study is based on the AHA’s...

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...

Dr. Safford Receives $7.9 Million Grant from NHLBI for the REGARDS-MI Study

Dr. Monika Safford
The new award into REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke – Myocardial Infarction (REGARDS-MI) will support both scientific aims and early-stage investigator training, with a focus on structural racism.

The Young Investigators Award Recipients of 2022

2022 Young Investigators Award
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.

Fund for the Future (FFF) Awards Announced: Advancing Research Careers of Junior Faculty

The Weill Department of Medicine has announced five winners who will receive Fund for the Future (FFF) awards.

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