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Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Poster Symposium: Continued Success

2022 QIPS Symposium
The interdepartmental and interdisciplinary celebration of quality and patient safety initiatives included 27 projects from 13 departments across WCM, Lower Manhattan Hospital, NYP/Queens, and NYP/Brooklyn Methodist.

Dr. Desai Receives Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Award at Weill Cornell’s Celebration of Diversity Event

Dr. Pinkal Desai
The award recognizes the tremendous research conducted by WCM investigators to improve the health of underrepresented minorities and/or to reduce health disparities.

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.

Dr. Van Besien Leads Novel Life-saving Bone Marrow Transplant Highlighted on NPR’s FRESH AIR

Dr. Koen van Besien
Another success story under Dr. Koen van Besien’s leadership of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, WDOM, has been highlighted on NPR.

Dr. Roboz and Patient Delia Ephron Interviewed on CBS News Sunday Morning: Leukemia, Loss, and Love

Dr. Gail Roboz
Interviewed by Dr. Jonathan LaPook of CBS News’s Sunday Morning, Dr. Gail Roboz’s patient, Delia Ephron, shared her experiences after learning she had leukemia in 2017.

WDOM Physician-Scientists Play Key Role in Possibly Curing HIV Infection by Special Stem-Cell Transplant

Drs. Van Besien, Hsu, and Glesby
Drs. Koen Van Besien, Jingmei Hsu, and Marshall Glesby have led a clinical trial involving a patient living with HIV who has now been free of the virus for 14 months.

Dr. Cristofanilli Appointed as Director of Breast Medical Oncology in Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli
Dr. Cristofanilli's many scientific advances in the field of breast cancer include novel biomarkers (endocrine), findings on circulating tumor cells, and drug development with a focus on endocrine therapy.

Dr. Landau Receives The Mark Foundation’s 2022 Emerging Leader Award

Dr. Dan Landau
The award will support Dr. Landau’s development of novel technology to study clonal mosaicism in normal tissues. This research will open a critical window into the earliest stages of cancer formation.

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.

WDOM Announces the Retirement of Dr. Joseph T. Ruggiero: A Remarkably Distinguished Career

Dr. Joseph Ruggiero
Beloved by patients, colleagues, trainees, and staff alike, Dr. Ruggiero is retiring after a 44-year career at Weill Cornell Medicine.