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.
The monthly meetings, known as the DOM Junior Faculty Presentations, are attracting a large circle of attendees including top tier faculty members from the department and throughout Weill Cornell. Two participants (junior faculty members) are highlighted at each meeting where they present power point summaries of their research. Projects cover a wide swatch of studies.
Overall goals for the DOM Junior Faculty Presentations are to provide practical and personalized advice to junior faculty on how to develop successful, independent research programs; proactively facilitate connectivity amongst like-minded investigators with complementary expertise; and enable the necessary resources and skills to achieve successful results in research.
Monthly meetings are a great addition to the current Pre-Career Award Development Program, which provides targeted support for fellows and faculty who are interested in pursuing a physician-scientist career. The program provides funding during the crucial period of career development that spans the completion of research training and through the early years of a first faculty position at Weill Cornell.
Listed below are the junior faculty physician scientists currently participating in this program.
Kathryn Dupnik (Infectious Diseases/Global Health)
Joyti Mathad (Infectious Diseases/Global Health)
Leah Buke (Infectious Diseases)
Bisrat Abraham (Infectious Diseases)
John Lee (Nephrology)