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Weill Cornell Medical College

Sanford I. Weill Retires as Chair of the Weill Cornell Board of Overseers After 20 Years of Transformative Leadership

Jessica M. Bibliowicz, Successful Business Executive, Named New Chair of the Board


Jessica M. Bibliowicz and Sanford I. Weill
Photo credit: John Abbott

After 20 years of bold and visionary leadership that has transformed Weill Cornell Medical College into a global healthcare enterprise, Sanford I. Weill will retire as chair of the Weill Cornell Board of Overseers on Jan. 1. Jessica M. Bibliowicz, a successful entrepreneur in the financial services business for nearly three decades, who has served on the Board of Overseers for the past decade, will succeed Mr. Weill, the new chair emeritus. | Full Text

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Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University’s medical school, located in New York City, is renowned for its excellence in teaching, research, and patient care locally, nationally, and globally. Physicians and scientists of the Medical College are engaged in cutting-edge research from lab bench-to-bedside, aimed at unlocking mysteries of the human body in health and sickness and developing new treatments and prevention strategies.

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The $300 million Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives campaign, which began in September 2013, is dedicated to using the most advanced scientific approaches to rapidly translate research breakthroughs into innovative treatments and therapies for patients.

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Having successfully completed the Discoveries that Make a Difference campaign, Weill Cornell launched the Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives campaign in September 2013 to build upon the achievements made during the three past phases of Weill Cornell’s strategic plan. The new campaign will use the most advanced scientific approaches to rapidly translate research breakthroughs into innovative treatments and therapies for patients.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of Classical Hodgkin lymphoma, illuminating exactly which proteins are altered in …
Dr. Jim Hu has been recruited as the Ronald Lynch Chair of Urologic Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College and …
Nobel laureate Harold Varmus joins Weill Cornell Medical College to advance cancer research.
Dr. Silvia C. Formenti also appointed radiation oncologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Researchers have improved a non-surgical procedure that painlessly and effectively corrects newborn ear deformities in …
Researchers project that between $229,800 and $338,400 would be saved by preventing just one person from contracting HIV …
NIH's $45.7 million grant to Weill Cornell to support the Tuberculosis Research Unit reflects the medical college's …
Researchers have discovered communication networks between tumors and the surrounding microenvironment, providing new …
The NIH has awarded Weill Cornell up to $45.7 million to fund a research collaboration dedicated to stopping tuberculosis …
A new website helps women in their 40s make an informed choice about when to start and how often to have screening …
Researchers produce the first map of microbes that call the New York City subway system home and find that most of them …
Scientists have gained new insights into the function of biological machines that scoop up glutamate, the most common …
Researchers have developed a roadmap for Alzheimer's disease that determines where in the brain the disease has spread, …
Countries that host large, global sporting events should have a detailed plan outlining ways to provide public health …
High levels of estrogen may lead to a unique kind of learning that could explain why women are more susceptible to addiction.
Lifestyle factors are largely responsible for an alarming increase of diabetes in the Middle East and North African region.
Few Medicare patients would have been affected by a change in antidepressant coverage had it been implemented.
The Accountable Care Organization of NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia has been selected as a new Medicare …
A recent study suggests a lack of vitamin A may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes.
Health information exchange technology can help reduce the number of times patients undergo the same diagnostic test.
First-year medical students recognized 52 men and women who bequeathed their bodies to science during the annual Gross …
Early exposure to a medical setting helps confirm students' interest in medicine and enhances their understanding of the …
Student-run free clinics provide medical students with a hands-on setting to learn, while benefitting patients.
Patients diagnosed with cancer face increased risk of stroke, new research shows.
Patients with type 1 diabetes who closely monitor and control their blood sugar live longer than those who don't.
One million Americans who are candidates for the antidiabetic drug metformin aren't taking it, new Weill Cornell research …
Through community outreach, students and faculty tackle health disparities among poor and minority New Yorkers.
For some alumni, their alma mater is also their workplace.
An immune cell type appears to help burn fat and prevent the development of obesity.
Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher lauded Weill Cornell Medical College's triumphs over the last year in her annual State of the …
A new database that maps how cells regulate gene expression could provide strategies to stop tumor growth.
New research demonstrates the benefits of national and international device registries.
Prostate cancer can be driven by the same estrogen receptor responsible for the most common form of breast cancer.
A new study clarifies how telomeres, the protective caps at the tips of our chromosomes, are made.
EEGs could better gauge levels of consciousness in brain-injured patients.
Jessica M. Bibliowicz, successful business executive, named new chair of the board.
A $25 million gift from Gale and Ira Drukier creates the Drukier Institute for Children's Health at Weill Cornell Medical …
An analytic tool allows doctors to predict which patients will incur the highest future costs.
Researchers in pre-clinical studies have found a way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
Social media extolled for its power to amplify scientific messages at inaugural Social Media Summit.

The Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives Campaign

Weill Cornell has launched the Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives campaign, bringing to fruition the medical college’s vision for the Belfer Research Building as a hub for multidisciplinary biomedical research, and prioritizing the recruitment of the world’s best scientists to advance research and treatment of some of our greatest health challenges.

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