Dr. Fins will have the unique opportunity of working collaboratively with the two medical organizations in support of advancing excellence in health care delivery for all patients and the medical professionals who serve.
Often residents-in-training are called upon to facilitate end-of-life care discussions with family members, and Weill Cornell faculty are helping internal medicine residents to build their skills in this specialized form of communication.
Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics, has been appointed to serve on the NYS Department of Health Palliative Care Education and Training Council. The three-year term appointment was made by Howard A. Zuker, M.D., the New York State Department of Health's Acting Commissioner.
Dr. Fins is the E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health and Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry. He is an elected Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
On October 11, 2012, Dr. Mark Lachs testified in Washington, D.C., providing recommendations to the Elder Justice Coordinating Council on HIPAA and IRB issues related to the investigation of elder abuse. He described the challenges faced by elder abuse researchers under HIPAA and IRB guidelines.
Dr. Joseph Fins was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious honor recognizing extraordinary accomplishments and Leadership in Business and Public Health.
Dr. Joseph Fins has been named as the first endowed chair for the E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professorship in Medical Ethics. A thought leader in medical ethics, a scholarly researcher, a superb physician and teacher, and an accomplished administrator, his career has remained on an upward trajectory as he consistently exemplifies the highest level of ethical standards in medicine.
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College's two campuses – in New York City and in Doha, Qatar – have collaborated on findings that provide a key insight for medical education across the globe. In the March issue of Academic Medicine, Drs. Joseph J. Fins and Pablo Rodriguez del Pozo borrow a concept from anthropology to demonstrate how "low-context" and "high-context" societies significantly impact how students learn.
David J. Skorton, M.D., President of Cornell University and a member of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Joseph J. Fins, M.D., Chief of Weill Cornell's Division of Medical Ethics and an Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine.
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph J. Fins has been elected President-Elect of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). Dr. Fins was elected to this position in recognition of his important contributions to bioethics and his broad expertise in the field.