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Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill Cornell Names Its Department of Medicine for Joan and Sanford I. Weill

Weill Cornell Medical College has named its department of medicine the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine in honor of the couple's longstanding dedication to the medical college. The naming is in recognition of the Weills' recent $100 million gift — which also established the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Center for Metabolic Health — and their historic $250 million gift to the Discoveries that Make a Difference campaign.

The Weill Department of Medicine's mission is to offer and enhance comprehensive patient care programs, shape the next generation of physicians and scientists through modern curriculum, residency programs and fellowships in subspecialty areas of medicine, recruit the top physicians in the world, and fuel research synergies within and between departments. It is led by Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the department's newly endowed Weill Chairman. Weill Cornell is one of only a few medical schools to have a named department of medicine.  | Full Text

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About Us

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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Our Priorities

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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Strategic Vision

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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Toddlers with autism show improvements after intensive intervention by parents.
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A new meditation program increases quality of life for breast cancer survivors from minority and underserved populations.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci '66 discusses the deadly Ebola outbreak and how to stop its spread during Weill Cornell's Global Health …
New research from Weill Cornell investigators shows how cigarette smoke results in cell death.
Weill Cornell faculty have been recognized with one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
Weill Cornell research reveals unexpected mechanisms underlying shaping of limbs in the womb.
Weill Cornell's Class of 2018 comprises 101 exceptional students.
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Thanks to teamwork -- and a lot of free pens -- physicians and surgeons are treating pulmonary embolism faster and more …
Weill Cornell Medical College has launched a $50 million campaign to support and enhance medical education at the …
Two studies provide key insight into the biology of HIV.
Dr. Shahin Rafii's group receives an NIH award to support its "high risk-high reward" research.
A new tool can enhance patient care and surveillance in Ebola treatment centers in Western Africa.
Six Weill Cornell scientists have been selected as winners of the Daedalus Fund for Innovation.
Commentary: An antimicrobial oversight agency should tackle antibiotic resistance.
A new generation of trainee doctors donned the symbolic white coat for the first time during a ceremony at Weill Cornell …
A Weill Cornell physician's experimental toothpaste could make allergy treatment more convenient for patients.
Dr. Dilek Colak is a finalist in life sciences for the Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists from the New York …
Red blood cells perform a second vital function: angiogenesis, the creation of new blood vessels from those that already …
Significantly lower nighttime -- compared to daytime -- blood pressure predicts vision loss in glaucoma patients.
The diversification of what was once considered a singular disease defines a striking new approach to cancer research and …
Researchers have found inconsistencies in a low-cost drug used to prevent age-related macular degeneration prepared by …
Physicians develop their own patterns of using electronic health records, resulting in tremendous variability in the …
Dr. Barbara Hempstead, associate dean for faculty development and diversity and the O. Wayne Isom Professor of Medicine at …
New methods of processing massive amounts of information offer powerful weapons against threats ranging from cancer to …
First-year students gain early exposure to the surgical field by participating in operating room procedures.
Race and ethnicity dramatically influence patients' end-of-life preferences, which affect the likelihood they will …
Dr. Louis Aronne is investigating the metabolic underpinnings of obesity to prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart …
Organ tissue derived from human prostate cancer tumors can be grown in the laboratory, giving researchers a new tool to …
A new report makes wide-ranging recommendations on the development of registries to monitor the safety and effectiveness …
The United States could eradicate the hepatitis C virus, but significant strides in public health have to be taken to …
Different methods for RNA sequencing can produce similar results.
The 101 first-year students in Weill Cornell's Class of 2018 shared in a celebration that marked a milestone in their …
More than 80 doctoral students from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences shared their research findings …

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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Lucille Ferraro
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(646) 317-7387
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Mason Essif
Director, Communications
(646) 317-7401
mae2031@med.cornell.edu