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Video of Weill Cornell Medicine Class of 2020 Celebrates with Virtual Commencement

Like more than half of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Class of 2020, Dr. Kevin Ackerman chose to graduate early to be of service to New York City’s healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. After the quick transition to working in the field in April, he relished the opportunity Commencement afforded to mark the end of his medical education and reflect on why he chose medicine as his career. 

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Dr. Kornelia Polyak, Ph.D. ’95, a professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, has been awarded the Weill Cornell Graduate School Alumni Award of Distinction.

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

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The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences honored the Class of 2020 for their academic achievements during a virtual convocation ceremony on May 27. Students and their families and friends watched a livestream of the event, as graduate school faculty announced the recipients of special awards and prizes.

“Convocation this year certainly looks different than our normal celebration, but with the current challenges of COVID-19, it is all the more important to recognize the...

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The prospect of residency typically brings jitters to newly minted doctors as they prepare to start the next phase of their medical training, and the level and scope of their patient care responsibilities increases. But the transition has become far more complex with numerous unknowns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which will drive changes in clinical care and in their residency training. In a moment of deep uncertainty about the future course of the new coronavirus’ spread and...

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Dr. Rache Simmons, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named one of Crain’s inaugural Notable Women in Talent Resources in the Greater New York City area.

For its inaugural list, Crain’s New York Business selected 62 honorees—women executives working in human resources, talent retention and acquisition, and diversity and inclusion—to celebrate them for their varied achievements.

“I’m very flattered and honored to have been selected for...

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TylerAnne Valerio’s love of biology, pathology and anatomy left her with “a fascination for all things medicine,” she said, and a desire to experience the unique opportunities physician assistants have to switch between specialties. It was her work as a volunteer EMT that inspired her to be in a helping profession. 

“I wanted to become a PA in order to positively impact the lives of others in ways I believe are only possible through medicine,” she said. “I hope to help patients when...

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Everyone agrees: When it comes to healthcare, it's important for patients and their caretakers to have access to medical records, but that's often easier said than done. Medical information can be fragmented across healthcare providers, making it challenging for patients and their families to have a comprehensive view of their healthcare needs. Six students from Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, Columbia University and City Tech thought there should be a tool to help, and banded...

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Video of Weill Cornell Medicine Honors Dr. Barbara Hempstead

Dr. Barbara Hempstead, dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, has been awarded Weill Cornell Medicine’s Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award.

The Weill Award was established in 2018 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the medical college’s renaming in honor of the institution’s foremost benefactors, Joan and Sanford I. Weill. The Weill Award recognizes outstanding...

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Dr. Adrian Jinich came to Weill Cornell Medicine in 2018 as a new postdoc—with the goal, he says, of doing cutting edge research “while making the world a better, healthier and more just place.” He was already on that path: he’d previously co-founded a series of free STEM workshops for high school and college students in his home country of Mexico and elsewhere, as a way to improve access to high-quality science education for the underserved. At Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Jinich has...

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