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Video of Congratulations to the Class of 2019 | Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Rachel Orleans has achieved a number of firsts in her family: She was the first to graduate from college, the first to earn a Master in Public Health and now, with her graduation May 30 from Weill Cornell Medical College, the first to become a doctor.

“So this is a big deal to us,” said...

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Dr. Katharine Hsu, M.D. ’94, Ph.D. ’93, professor of medicine and attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has been awarded the Weill Cornell Graduate School Alumni Award of Distinction.

Since 1997, graduate school alumni have been recognized with this award for their outstanding contributions to biomedical research in education, focusing on science and scholarship, leadership, mentoring and teaching, and service to society.

“I am so honored that my peers...

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Upcoming Seminars

June 19, 2019 - 5:00pm
Weill Cornell Medicine Medical College Sponsored by The Anesthesiology & Pharmacology Departments Ying-Xian Pan, M.D., Ph.D. Member Department of Neurology Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
September 19, 2019 (All day)
The National Conference on Medical Student Mental Health and Well-Being is hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine, in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Associated Medical Schools of New York, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Medical students experience higher rates of psychological distress, including anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation, compared to peers in the general population. While much needed attention is currently being focused on clinician well-being within the medical community, it is time to concentrate more fully on medical students as well. The National Conference on Medical Student Mental Health and Well-Being is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary forum to examine the mental health needs of medical students. Bringing together leading experts in the field, medical school administrators and faculty, mental health professionals, and medical students, it seeks to better understand the causes of psychological distress in this population. Key goals are to identify new and improved strategies for detection, treatment, and prevention of mental illness in medical students, as well as innovative methods for fostering greater resilience and well-being, that can be implemented at medical schools around the country. Conference Themes Detection and treatment of major mental disorders in early adulthoodStresses of medical school and the transition to residencyAdministrative issues related to mental illness in medical studentsStrategies to prevent burnout and promote resilience and well-beingBest practices for improving medical student mental healthSuicide preventionTarget Audience Conference attendees will include approximately 400 medical school deans, university and teaching hospital administrators, faculty physicians, researchers, mental health professionals, and medical students. It is particularly designed for health care practitioners in the fields of: PsychologyPsychiatrySocial WorkStudent HealthInternal MedicinePrimary CareEpidemiologyPublic Health Individuals working in medical education, admissions, and student affairs fields at medical schools will also benefit from the clinical, scientific, and administrative discussions during the conference. Register now!

Thesis Defenses

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:00pm

Minwei Liu
Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson:               Dr. Christina Leslie

Major Sponsor:           Dr. Ekta Khurana

Minor Sponsors:         Drs. Ping Chi and Olivier Elemento

Additional Member:  Dr. Steven Lipkin (Weill Cornell Medicine)

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:00am

NORA CLAIRE PYENSON
Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Chairperson:                Dr. Jayanta Chaudhuri

Major Sponsor:            Dr. Michael Glickman

Minor Sponsors:          Drs. Carl Nathan and Eric Pamer

Additional Member:   Dr. Luciano Marraffini (The Rockefeller University)

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:00am

JONATHAN WITZTUM
Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson:               Dr. Olga Boudker

Major Sponsor:           Dr. Conor Liston

Minor Sponsors:         Drs. Emre Aksay and Jonathan Victor

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