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Dr. Katherine Hajjar, an esteemed physician-scientist with expertise in pediatric hematology and vascular cell biology, has been named senior associate dean for faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective Jan. 1. Dr. Judy Tung, a distinguished internist and educator, has been appointed associate dean for faculty development.

Dr. Hajjar will lead Weill Cornell Medicine’s Office of Faculty, which will focus on all aspects of faculty advancement at the institution and under whose...

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An inexpensive program using trained community members to deliver a structured program based on cognitive behavioral therapy by telephone was able to improve daily functioning, self-reported physical activity, and overall quality of life among diabetic patients with chronic pain, according to a clinical trial led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The study, reported Jan. 13 in Annals of Family...

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BROOKLYN, NY (January 7, 2020) — Dr. Tan A. Ince has been named chief of pathology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, effective February 1. Dr. Ince was also recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine as a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine.  

Dr. Ince will lead NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist’s pathology enterprise, which provides cutting-edge clinical and laboratory services and engages in translational research.  He also plans to build a biospecimen...

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Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have built the first global database of clinical trials testing a rapidly expanding approach to cancer treatment that involves genetically modifying immune cells to recognize specific targets on a patient’s cancer cells and attack them. By analyzing the approach, called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies, the scientists designed a “therapeutic roadmap” that identifies all current therapies as well as additional cancers that can be treated with them....

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The protein adipsin, which is produced in body fat, helps protect insulin-secreting cells called pancreatic beta cells from destruction in type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. Among middle-aged adults, higher levels of the protein in the blood were also associated with protection from type 2 diabetes.

The study, published Nov. 7 in Nature Medicine, may have implications for the future development of type 2 diabetes...

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A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread—or metastasis—to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian investigators. The protein, CEMIP, will now be a focus of efforts to predict, prevent and treat brain metastases, which are a frequent cause of cancer deaths.

In their study, published Nov. 4 in Nature Cell Biology, the scientists found that CEMIP prompts blood vessel and resident immune cells in the...

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Gary George just started his third year of medical school at Weill Cornell Medicine, but he’s already constantly on the go. When not in his clinical rotation, he’s meeting up with fellow classmates before setting aside time to get work done outside the hospital. He said he was always frustrated in past years by the lack of space dedicated to study groups, student activities or even a place to just grab a quick bite to eat in between. 

That’s why he was excited to be at the unveiling of...

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Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, opened the first-ever National Conference on Medical Student Mental Health and Well-Being with a call to action.

“Arguably, medicine is the most noble profession, and we have to intervene so we’re not placing so much stress on our students and preventing them from becoming the best doctors they can be,” said Dr. Choi, as he stood in front of an audience of more than 350 medical school educators,...

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Video of Medical Student Scholarship Announcement Highlights | Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine medical students react to the institution's scholarship announcement on Sept. 16. Credit: Ashley Jones

Watch a video of the full announcement here.

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