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Dr. Ndhlovu Appointed as Principal Investigator of the HOPE Collaboratory

Dr. Lishomwa Ndhlovu
The HOPE (HIV Obstruction by Programmed Epigenetics) Collaboratory represents a completely new strategy for curing HIV. Utilizing previous knowledge regarding how other viruses have become naturally inactivated over time, the HOPE approach aims to silence and permanently remove HIV from the body.

Dr. Jones Appointed as Principal Investigator of REACH: $28.5 Million NIH-funded Grant

Dr. Brad Jones
As part of The Martin Delaney Collaboratories, which is an NIH flagship funding mechanism, Dr. Jones will be leading REACH (Research Enterprise to Advance a Cure for HIV) in pursuit of a cure for HIV.

Documenting the Impact of HIV on the Host Epigenome During the Earliest Stages of HIV Infection

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The research from Drs. Ndhlovu and Corley finds that abrupt and altered cell-type specific DNA methylation profiles in blood, seen during acute HIV infection, persist despite prompt initiation of antiretroviral therapy.

The Young Investigators Award Recipients of 2021

2021 Young Investigator Award finalists
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.

Dr. Powell and Colleagues Identify Three Key Inflammatory Proteins Potentially Related to Risk of Acquiring Severe COVID-19

Dr. Timothy Powell
Drs. Timothy Powell, Douglas Nixon, and Rodrigo Duarte have published a paper in Clinical & Translational Immunology that has identified three key inflammatory proteins that may be involved in the risk of acquiring severe COVID-19.

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

The Fund for the Future award supports selected junior faculty during the crucial period of career development spanning completion of research training through the early years of their first faculty position at WCM.

Dr. Calfee Named Editor-in-Chief of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Dr. David Calfee
A clinician and dedicated researcher in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antibiotic stewardship, Dr. Calfee has served as an associate editor of the journal over the past several years.

NIAID Renews HIV Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) Grant: Advancing Prevention and Treatment Research for HIV

Dr. Roy Gulick
Dr. Roy M. Gulick and colleagues have received a renewal from the NIAID in support of their HIV CTU grant in the amount of $18.9 million through 2027. The renewal provides funding for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group and HIV Prevention Trials Network.

Study on T-Cells from Recovered COVID-19 Patients Shows Promising Results: Dr. Jones and Collaborators Publish Findings in Blood

Dr. Brad Jones
Dr. Brad Jones, Division of Infectious Diseases, began a collaboration several years ago involving T-cell therapy approaches to HIV that has played a key role in a breakthrough study on COVID-19.

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.