Alumni Award of Distinction

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

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 '77, 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'83, PhD ‘82

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

2018: Janet Braam, PhD '85

2019: Katharine Hsu, MD '94, PhD '93

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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