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First Stop: Weill Cornell Travel Medicine (WCTM)

Weill Cornell Travel Medicine
Whether planning to travel for pleasure, work, or embarking on a humanitarian mission, it is vital to make a "first stop" with a travel medicine expert prior to leaving in order to ensure a safe and healthy trip. Since its inception in 1980, the Division of Infectious Diseases has been home to a premier clinic that serves this purpose.

Dr. Smith Receives the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Physician Champion Award

Dr. Duane Smith
This award recognizes one physician annually who provides outstanding leadership and who inspires members of their team to provide excellent, compassionate, and responsible care for patients and their families.

The Department of Medicine Annual Investigators Award Recipients of 2015

2015 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. It is supported by the Michael Wolk Foundation.

The 2015 Fellow Award in Research Finalists Announced at Medicine Grand Rounds

2015 Fellows Award finalists
Initiated in 2002, the Fellow Award in Research is presented annually to fellows within the Weill Department of Medicine who have presented outstanding research. This year's finalists were announced at the June 10 Medicine Grand Rounds (13th Annual).

Five Weill Department of Medicine Faculty Accepted to the Association of American Physicians (AAP)

AAP Logo
Membership to the AAP is a coveted honor and reflects remarkable dedication to the advancement of scientific and practical medicine. Founded in 1885 as a non-profit professional organization, the AAP has some 1,300 active members and 600 honorary members.

Weill Department of Medicine Fosters a New Generation of Investigators

Weill Cornell Department of Medicine Junior Faculty
The Weill Department of Medicine is focused on increasing its research footprint both at Weill Cornell and on a national level. To that end, the department has established a mentoring infrastructure to assist junior faculty during their transition to NIH K and R series grants. This infrastructure supports a monthly meeting that seeks to build, promote, and mentor the department's junior faculty.

Three Weill Department of Medicine Faculty Accepted to the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

Founded in 1908, the American Society of Clinical Investigation is an honor society of some 3,000 physician-scientists who serve in the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. Those who become members of ASCI are premier leaders in translating findings from the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice.

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.

New Function of a Well-known Enzyme Linked to Virulence of TB Bacterium: Dr. Rhee and Colleagues Publish Findings in Nature Communications

Dr. Kyu Rhee
Dr. Kyu Rhee and colleagues have uncovered a link between the function of a well-known enzyme and the virulence of the TB bacterium. Their findings are helping to uncover why the TB bacterium is naturally resistant to antibiotic treatment, and they suggest a strategy that could make new and existing drugs more powerful in treating TB. TB is the world's leading bacterial cause of death.

Contact Information

Infectious Diseases

Roy M. Gulick, M.D., Chief

Avi Bueno, Administrator
Tel: (212) 746-4914
Fax: (212) 746-8675

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Infectious Diseases Associates & Weill Cornell Travel Medicine
1305 York Avenue, Floor 4
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (646) 962-TRIP (8747)

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