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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.

Dr. Martinez Leads PRECISIONS Study on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Dr. Fernando Martinez
Funded by a $22 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and Three Lakes Partners, the PRECISIONS study aims to transform diagnosis and treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Highlight on HCV: Dr. Brown Lead Author on Breakthrough Paper in Journal of Hepatology

Dr. Robert Brown
Results of a recent study that used a new drug combination (glecaprevir/pibrentasivr) for chronic HCV and compensated cirrhosis of the liver, showed high virological cure rates.

Dr. Fins Receives Brain Initiative Grant from the NIH

Dr. Joseph Fins
The grant seeks to understand the opportunities and challenges posed by cognitive restoration for people with severe to moderate traumatic brain injury in the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Melnick Laboratory: Critical Advances for the Treatment of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Published in Cancer Cell

Dr. Ari Melnick
Dr. Melnick and his team have developed an SIRT3-blocking compound that rapidly kills diffuse large B cell lymphoma cells in the culture dish and in mice.

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