Dr. Elizabeth Wilson-Anstey has been a champion of diversity in academic medicine for more than 40 years, dedicating her career at Weill Cornell Medicine to supporting generations of aspiring minority doctors and scientists. As a tribute to that enduring dedication, Weill Cornell Medicine on Oct. 6 announced that it has created a new lectureship in Dr. Wilson-Anstey’s name.
Weill Cornell Medicine will select a national leader in diversity to deliver the newly established Elizabeth A. Wilson-Anstey Lecture during the institution’s annual Diversity Week, hosted each April. Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, surprised Dr. Wilson-Anstey, director of the Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program, with the recognition at the program’s 50th anniversary event in Uris Auditorium.
“Liz embodies excellence in diversity in academic medicine,” Dr. Choi said. “Four decades of Travelers classes have benefited from her warmth, compassion and energy. Without her, the Travelers program would not have been the same.”