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May 18, 2018

Marie Claire Leger, M.D., PhD.

Diversity Champion and Clinique Clinical Scholar in Dermatology 

At the recommendation of Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, four members of the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty have been named to endowed positions and scholarships by the Board of Overseers. Endowed professorships are among the most prestigious faculty appointments at Weill Cornell Medicine. The Diversity Champion for the Department of Dermatolgy Dr. Marie...

April 12, 2018

Dr. Henri Ford, an alumnus of the Travelers Summer Research Fellowship (T-SRF) program, was recently named Dean of the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Ford served as vice president and chief of surgery for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles for over 13 years. He has been instrumental in aiding Haiti with medical care, including training doctors, and planting the seeds for improved health care infrastructure. In 2017, Dr. Ford visited the WCM campus as the Diversity Surgery Grand Rounds Speaker. On behalf of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, congratulations!!

April 12, 2018

Dr. Cisse, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and of Neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, was recently appointed the Leonard and Fleur Clinical Scholar. On behalf of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, congratulations!!

April 12, 2018

Dr. Cisse, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and of Neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, was recently appointed the Leonard and Fleur Clinical Scholar. On behalf of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, congratulations!!

April 12, 2018

Angel M. Charles was recently awarded both the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Fellowship and a Doris Duke Research Mentorship Award. The long-term aim of her project is to develop a targeted immunotherapy that can treat HPV induced cancers with high specificity and minimal adverse effects. She is working in the laboratory of David Scheinberg at MSKCC that developed a T-cell receptor mimic (TCRm) monoclonal antibody (mAb) which is specific for a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) peptide (protein fragment) bound to a Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) complex, which presents antigens to T...

March 20, 2018

On March 20th, Dr. Elizabeth Wilson-Anstey hosted a showing of the movie documentary "Agents of Change". WCM alumni, Dr. John Mitchell '73 and Dr. Frank Douglas '77 (and Alumni Association Special Achievement Awardee) shared their experiences as students on the Cornell University campus during the pivotal civil rights era of the late 1960’s depicted in the film. Dr. Wilson-Anstey moderated a discussion that included the alumni’s perspectives on changes and challenges in promoting diverse and inclusive educational curricula and learning environments through the lens of lessons...

March 16, 2018

On Friday, March 16, 2018, eighty-six high school students successfully completed the Health Professions Recruitment Exposure (HPREP) program. Hani Li, 1st year medical student, gave welcoming remarks to open the ceremony. The keynote speech was given by Dr. Elizabeth Wilson-Anstey, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Student Life. The Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) was created in 1989 by Dr. Daniel Laroche ('92). He developed the program while he was a medical student to increase the enrollment of student groups that are underrepresented in medicine. After...

March 13, 2018

Medical students, left to right standing: Benjamin Gordon, Solomon Husain, Ariana Levin 

Medical student second from the right standing: Lauren Tufts 

Medical student first on the right sitting: Jaime Bernstein

Assistant Director of C-STEP, Ernest Daily, sitting second from the right 

On March 13th, students and advisors of the C-STEP program at Syracuse University visited Weill Cornell Medicine. C-STEP students met with Ms. Allison Smith, Director of Admissions, medical students and...

March 5, 2018

Dr. Caprice Greenberg was invited by the Department of Surgery to present the 3rd Annual Diversity Lectureship held on March 5th, 2018. Her presentation entitled, “Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings” used empirical data to address the topic of gender disparities in surgery. Dr. Greenberg discussed interventions that can be adopted to address these disparities and achieve gender equity in surgery.

March 1, 2018

In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the NYP Women Physicians Initiative led by Dr. Laura Forese, promotes support and provides valuable resources to assist our female attendings, faculty, and residents through educational lectures in a relaxed atmosphere. These insightful speakers discuss how to create a positive and proactive culture of support for our fellow colleagues, trainees and ourselves. On March 1, 2018, Dr. Janna Gordon-Elliott and Dr. Lyuba Konopasek led an informative and interactive panel discussion addressing stress and burnout and their...

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