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October 22, 2018

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....

October 4, 2018

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a Diversity Center of Excellence dedicated to increasing the number of minority physicians in academic medicine.

The HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is administering the grant through its Centers of Excellence program. Established in 1991, the program supports health professions schools that strive to train and retain underrepresented minority students and faculty. Weill Cornell Medicine is one of only...

August 20, 2018

Thank you to all those who joined us in welcoming the 1st year medical and graduate students!

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 Dermatology, ...

April 30, 2018

Dr. Joy Howell was recently awarded a Healthcare Leadership Fellowship by Weill Cornell Medicine and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization. The fellowship helps physicians to develop skills as physician-leaders. On behalf of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Congratulations!


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April 30, 2018

This year's 2018 Diversity award winners were announced during Diversity Awards Ceremony and Reception on April 23rd, 2018. 

2018 Dean's Diversity and Dean's Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards

The inaugural Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards supports excellence in research to improve the health of underrepresented minorities and/or reduce health disparities in healthcare systems and in clinical settings, either locally or globally. 


April 30, 2018

On April 30th, 2018, the Offices of Community Service and Student Affairs honored the four student groups who received theMarcus M. Reidenberg, M.D. Award in Community Service Award for 2017 and 2018. This award recognizes the collective efforts of students for outstanding contribution to the community. The winners are: 

Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights

The Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR) is a student-run organization that brings together volunteer clinicians and Weill Cornell students to provide forensic medical evaluations to survivors of...

April 27, 2018

Medical students (top photo), Joshua Adjei (4th year), Zara Adamou (1st year medical student), and Francesca Voza (2nd year) represented Weill Cornell Medicine Student National Medical Association Chapter at the Annual National Education Conference.

April 23, 2018

This year's 2018 inaugural day diversity speakers on April 23rd, 2018 were: 

Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP (Diversity Keynote Speaker)

NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

Senior Investigator, NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 

Adil Haider, MD, MPH (Surgery/Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds)

Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public...

April 17, 2018

On April 17th, 2018, Dr. Romulo Hurtado, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Research in Surgery, presented his recent work "Upper urinary tract pacemakers activity: An Ih funny current coincidence" on smooth muscle pacemakers that drive autonomic contractions in the urinary tract. We thank Dr. Romulo Hurtado for his efforts in research and contributions to the Weill Cornell Medicine community.

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