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Distinguished Alumnus

Established in 1997, the Weill Cornell Graduate School Distinguished Alumnus award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to biomedical research and education

List of WCGS Distinguished Alumni

1997: Albert Kuperman, PhD ‘57               

1998: Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD ‘80

1999: Priscilla Schaffer, PhD ‘69

2000: June Biedler, PhD ‘59                     

2001: Hazel Szeto, MD, PhD ‘77                     

2002: Bonnie Mathieson, PhD ‘75              

2003: Abel Robertson, MD, PhD ‘59

2004: Herbert Rosenkranz, PhD ‘59

2005: Ellen Goldberg, PhD ‘71

2006: Emilio Emini, PhD ‘80

2007: Terry Magnuson, PhD ‘78

2008: Amir Askari, PhD ‘60

2009: Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD ‘82

2010: Christopher Ross, MD, PhD ‘83

2011: Kathleen Scotto, PhD ‘83

2012: Carlos Cordon-Cardo, MD, PhD ‘85

2013: James Di Santo, MD ‘91, PhD ‘89

2014: M. Elizabeth Ross, MD ’79, PhD ‘82

2015: Avery August, PhD '94

2016: Lisa Staiano-Coico, PhD ‘81

2017: Bruce Sullenger, PhD '91

If you would like to nominate an outstanding alumnus, please email wcgs-awards@med.cornell.edu with a nomination letter that summarizes why this individual is deserving of such a distinction. Please make sure to include the nominee’s name and contact information. In your letter, please describe the nominee’s impact and significant contributions to any/all of the following:

  • Science & Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring and/or Teaching
  • Service to Society

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