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The WDOM congratulates its 2020 Diversity Award honorees!

These awards are presented by The Executive Committee on Diversity and Inclusion: Drs. Linnie Golightly, Joy Howell, Said Ibrahim, Marcus Lambert, Rache Simmons.

Pivotal Paper on Clostridium difficile Published in Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Medical illustration of C. difficile bacteria
The paper is a one-year retrospective review of the incidence of Clostridium difficile infection in NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center inpatients.

The Young Investigators Award Recipients of 2020

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.

COMBAT Trial Data Published in Nature Medicine: Triple Combination Approach Holds Promise for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo
Patients with the most common type of metastatic pancreatic cancer showed improved results when treated with a combination of an investigational drug, an immunotherapy drug, and chemotherapy.

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

Fund for the Future
The award supports selected faculty during the crucial period of career development, spanning completion of research training through the early years of their first faculty position held at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Guo Publishes Pivotal Paper in Science on Genome Editing of Gut Bacteria

Dr. Chun-Jun Guo
The study has yielded breakthroughs to help illuminate a growing body of evidence that gut microbial metabolites play a critical role in mucosal immunity and inflammation.

Publication in Cell Metabolism Suggests Gut Microbiome Controls Blood Glucose Levels Through the Liver

Dr. David Cohen
The paper opens a new window on the control of blood glucose levels through the liver via gut microbiome.

Dr. Wilkin Appointed as a Principal Investigator on $8.3 Million Grant from the NCI: HPV Clinical Trials

Dr. Timothy Wilkin
The grant will fund critical studies on HPV-related cancers in people living with HIV and will include clinical trials focused on two forms of cancer – oropharyngeal and cervical.

Dr. Lo and Colleagues Publish Critical Findings on Type 2 Diabetes in Nature Medicine

Dr. James C. Lo
Dr. Lo and colleagues hope that by using adipsin or DUSP26 therapies, patients with type 2 diabetes will be spared from developing beta cell failure and thus spared from insulin injections.

Dr. Lee and Colleagues Publish Breakthrough Paper on UTI in Nature Communications

Dr. John R. Lee
In a collaborative study, Dr. John R. Lee and colleagues revealed a first-of-its-kind discovery showing that the abundance of uropathogens in the gut is associated with future development of UTI.

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