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Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University have been awarded a $9.8 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, to help combat cancer disparities fueled by persistent poverty.

The competitive award will engage faculty members from Weill Cornell Medicine,...

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Weill Cornell Medicine’s Class of 2023 gathered in Carnegie Hall for their commencement ceremony May 18.

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Dr. Christopher Bourne’s journey to Weill Cornell Medicine’s 2023 Commencement was defined by two of his passions: science and social activism – both informed profoundly by the events of 2020.

Dr. Bourne graduated May 18 with a doctorate in immunology from...

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Drs. Barb Hempstead, Cheryl Dreyfus, and Francis Lee

Dr. Cheryl Dreyfus, a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been awarded the 2023 Weill Cornell Graduate School Alumni Award of Distinction.

The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences has been recognizing alumni with this award since 1997 in honor of their outstanding contributions to biomedical research in education, focusing on science and scholarship, leadership, mentoring...

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Upcoming Seminars

Hasina Outtz Reed
October 6, 2023 - 2:00pm
Hasina Outtz Reed, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine will present "Investigating Mechanisms of Lymphatic Dysfunction in Lung Disease"
Senthil Natesan
October 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
2023 - 2024 Physiology, Biophysics, and Systems Biology (PBSB) Seminar Series presents: Senthil Natesan, Ph.D. Associate Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences Washington State University Hosted by Dr. Olaf Andersen
Johannes Broichhagen
October 26, 2023 - 1:00pm
Biochemistry and Cell & Developmental Biology Lecture Series presents: Johannes Broichhagen, Ph.D. Junior Group Leader Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut fur Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) Berlin, Germany

Thesis Defenses

Chen Chen
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 12:00pm

Chen Chen
Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Program in Chemical Biology (TPCB)

Chairperson: Dr. John Chodera
Major Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Heller
Minor Sponsors: Dr. John Blenis and Dr. Derek Tan

Maryam Pourmaleki
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 10:00am

Maryam Pourmaleki
Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (TPCBM)

Chairperson: Dr. Andrea Schietinger
Major Sponsor: Dr. Sohrab Shah
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Olivier Elemento and Dr. Ingo Mellinghoff

Keifer G. Kurtz
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 10:00am

Keifer G. Kurtz

Chairperson: Dr. Jason Lewis
Major Sponsor: Dr. David Scheinberg
Minor Sponsors: Dr. Karuna Ganesh, Dr. Dawid Nowak and Dr. Justin Perry

Student Research

Chris Bourne

We are delighted to announce that Christopher Bourne (IMP, 5th year) recently received the the Sawyers Fellowship, which supports traditionally underrepresented early career scientists in the biomedical sciences who are pursuing doctoral thesis research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). This award, generously sponsored by a donation from Charles and Susan Sawyers to the Maximizing Excellence in Research, Innovation, and Technology Program, supports trainees with aspirations...

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Gilliam Fellowship

Congratulations to Chloe Lopez-Lee (Neuro, 4th year) and Dr. Li Gan on receipt of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. This innovative award funds both the dissertation adviser and graduate student. The selection criteria are based on essential components of a productive research environment, particularly the adviser’s commitment to creating a healthy academic ecosystem that places importance on diversity and inclusivity, as well as the student’s...

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NCI F99/K00

We would like to congratulate Nicholas Prescott (TPCB, 5th year) on receipt of the prestigious NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00). This year, the NCI bestowed the award on a total of 24 trainees across the country. This extremely competitive fellowship will support Nicholas for the duration of his dissertation research training and his subsequent transition to a cancer-focused postdoctoral research position. Further, this multi-year award brings in over $300,...

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