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WDOM’s 6th Annual Research Retreat Day Hosts Leader in RNA and Vaccine Research

2021 research retreat
Lectures were provided by WDOM faculty and keynote speaker, Dr. Drew Weissman, who played a major role in critical discoveries that allowed for the mRNA platform to be used in developing vaccines against SARS-CoV.

Drs. Pape and Fitzgerald Face New Challenge in Haiti: COVID-19

GHESKIO main entrance
Tens of thousands of people are expected to become sick with COVID-19 in Haiti.

Dr. Dupnik Receives a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Dr. Kathryn Dupnik
The CSDA will provide Dr. Dupnik with $495,000 over three years in support of her research studies in the area of infectious diseases.

Dr. Peck Receives 2019 Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine

Dr. Robert Peck
The award honors outstanding service that represents the highest values of altruism, compassion, and dedication. Dr. Peck was recognized in the areas of medical practice, medical education, and research.

2018 Wallis Prize for Women's Health Research Awarded at Medicine Grand Rounds

2018 Wallis Prize
This award was founded to encourage outstanding research in women’s health. The finalists presented their work at Medicine Grand Rounds.

New Fellowship Launched in Weill Department of Medicine: Global Health Research on the Move

The department announces a new fellowship which is designed to train generalist clinician-scientists for careers in global health research. Over the past decade, there has been a heightened recognition of the need for generalist clinician-scientists in global health, reflecting the rise of non-communicable diseases in resource-limited settings and the importance of primary care for sustainable health improvements.

Dr. Downs and Colleagues Publish Paper in Academic Medicine on Promoting Women in Global Health

Dr. Jennifer Downs
The paper focuses on solutions aimed at promoting female leaders from both resource-wealthy and -poor countries and highlights challenges such as climbing institutional career ladders, tensions between career and family responsibilities, and health and safety issues. At centers for global health at the top 50 US medical schools, less than a fourth of directors are women. Only one of Tanzania's four regional referral hospitals and one of its five major medical schools have female directors.

Congrats to Pioneers of Novel Master's Program in Global Health

Dr. Jennifer Downs
Dr. Jennifer Downs was one of the "first" of four to graduate from a novel Global Health Track of the Master's of Science Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research. This program is a proactive collaboration between the Department of Medicine's Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research and the Center for Global Health in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Global Health Center Receives $560K Grant from Mulago Foundation

Daniel W. Fitzgerald, M.D., Warren D. Johnson, Jr., M.D., and Robert N. Peck, M.D., and the Global Health Center secured a Mulago Foundation grant for $560,000 over three years to support health innovations at Weill Bugando Medical School in Tanzania.

B.H. Kean-Boxer Family Foundation Lecture in Global Health

Weill Cornell Medicine News
The annual B.H. Kean-Boxer Family Foundation Lecture in Global Health took place at Medical Grand Rounds on October 20th in Uris Auditorium. The speaker was Dr. D.A. Henderson from John Hopkins University.