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February 29, 2024

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host its 6th Annual Diversity Week event that will take place during week of April 15th to April 19th, 2024.  An array of events will take place throughout the week featuring two Keynote Lectures presented by Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Dean, Weatherhead Chair, & Professor, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Irwin and Sheila Allen Chair in Women’s Heart Research and Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Director of the Barbra Streisand...

December 5, 2023

When Dr. Linnie Golightly was a medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine in the early 1980s, the world was a very different place. Most professors were male, and students were taught by immersion. Students had to reconcile on their own how what they were learning in lectures would synch with caring for patients. Many of the crucial physician skills, such as doctor-patient interaction, communication, ethics and decision-making, weren’t implicitly taught. One of Dr. Golightly’s then-medical preceptors, however, broke that mold: Dr. Carol Storey-Johnson (M.D. ’77), an alumna of the...

October 25, 2023

For the sixth consecutive year, Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which recognizes the institution’s exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The largest and oldest diversity-centered publication in higher education, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine will highlight the award winners in its November/December 2023 issue. The HEED Award is presented annually to U.S. health professional schools and other medical organizations that exemplify outstanding leadership...

August 16, 2023

Nick Rosenfeld’s passion for medicine is profoundly personal, as is his desire for cultivating enduring relationships with patients.

In the summer of 2019, Rosenfeld was preparing to start his freshman year at Loyola University Chicago—the first in his family to attend college. He had a nagging cold that he simply couldn’t shake and grew increasingly concerned when he started to shed weight. Then, toward the end of summer, he coughed up blood. His parents rushed him to the emergency room where he was initially diagnosed with pneumonia. He received antibiotics and thought that was the...

June 30, 2023

Dr. Greta Strong, an assistant professor of community outreach teaching in the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine, received the U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of thousands of hours of volunteer service in the health care education arena.

The distinction is part of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), which was established by President George W. Bush to honor civilians who volunteer to serve people in need. The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award represents the highest level of the PVSA, given to individuals who contribute...

May 1, 2023

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the fifth year in a row, recognizing the institution’s exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

INSIGHT Into Diversity, the largest and oldest diversity-centered publication in higher education, plans to highlight the award winners in its December issue. The HEED Award is presented annually to U.S. health professional schools and other medical organizations that exemplify outstanding leadership in diversity and...

September 30, 2022

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host its 5th Annual Diversity Week event that will take place April 24 - 29, 2023. This years Diversity Week will include two keynote addresses. An array of events will take place throughout the week featuring Diversity Grand Round talks from experts in their fields, health disparity and mentoring in medicine symposiums, paneled events centered around work-life balance, women in science, and LGBTQ+, among others. In addition, winners of the Ritu Banga Healthcare Disparities Research Awards, Pioneers in Diversity Awards, and...

February 10, 2022

  

Dr. Dakotah Lane, M.D. '13, and Dr. Cristina Toledo-Cornell, M.D. '13, have spent the pandemic partnering to reduce the toll of COVID-19 in one Native American tribal community, their efforts helping to minimize hospitalization and death and encourage high vaccination rates among the Lummi Nation of Northwest Washington State.

Dr. Lane, director of the tribe’s health clinic, and Dr. Toledo-Cornell, public health director of the Lummi Tribal Health Center until July 2021, returned to Weill Cornell Medicine to...

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