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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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A team of researchers has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called …
Too much vitamin D can be toxic, especially for children. Over-the-counter preparations often have different …
Dr. Gregory Petsko has been appointed the new director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute.
A common pattern of low brain activity marks patients with traumatic brain injuries, no matter how they were hurt, …
Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, speaks with Dr. Hazel Szeto, professor of pharmacology.
Nearly 40 students exhibited their extracurricular research to their peers, faculty and other investigators during Medical …
Research reveals a new genetic route to megalencephaly, or MEG, a growth and development disorder in which the brain is …
Gene therapy cures cardiac disease in mice with Friedreich's ataxia, a fatal muscle disorder that usually strikes teenagers.
Dr. Adam Stracher has been appointed assistant dean of clinical affairs.
Weill Cornell and drug maker UCB have teamed up to translate innovative research in bone disorders, metabolic disease and …
Vascular surgeons are investigating the use of custom-designed stent grafts to treat thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.
Ty Louis Campbell, 5, suffered from a rare brain tumor and passed away. In his honor, Ty's parents have endowed a …
A new animal model developed at Weill Cornell may help investigators develop therapies for anemia of inflammation.
The 104 M.D. and Ph.D. students in the Class of 2014 learned where they will be doing their residency training during …
A gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple …
Weill Cornell's new crop of physician assistant students received their white coats March 17.
By producing proteins that nurture cancer, blood vessel cells can turn a slow-growing malignancy into an aggressive …
Scientists will study the biology of the only set of identical twins who've ever left the Earth's atmosphere to see if …
Cuts to the NIH budget threaten patient lives, scientific advances and the United States' reputation as a biomedical …
ED physicians are less likely to admit patients to the hospital when they have readily available electronic access to …
Relying on a blood test alone is an insufficient method of diagnosing low testosterone.
Tri-I TDI seeks early-stage research projects for its drug discovery and development program.
Terminal cancer patients who receive chemotherapy in the last months of their lives are less likely to die where they want …
A U.S. health care system that relies on teams of providers is in need of a uniform code of ethics for its disparate …
The most common genetic form of mental retardation and autism occurs because of a mechanism that shuts off the gene …
Using solar energy and a smartphone, healthcare providers can now diagnose Kaposi's sarcoma in remote areas of the world.
The program will offer investigators support to conduct research that will demonstrate to industry that their discoveries …
Researchers have found the fuel needed to power communication between brain cells is generated as needed -- not …
Mothers remain at risk of developing a serious blood clot for 12 weeks after giving birth, rather than six weeks as …
Weill Cornell Medical College names four new members to its Board of Overseers.
Naming honors the couple's longstanding dedication to the medical college.
The new Belfer Research Building is not only conducive to high-impact research, but is also warm, inviting and engaging.
Newly discovered link between COPD-associated genes and lung function may explain disease's development and disparate …
The Belfer Research Building is a state-of-the-art facility that ushers in a new era at the institution for cutting-edge, …
Investigators have identified a new pathway responsible for the development of cancer and its spread.
A discovery by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar could lead to a quick, non-invasive screening test …
With the help of the National Football League, Weill Cornell investigators are using nuclear medicine and advanced MRI …
Use of a twice-daily pill could turn a deadly blood cancer into a highly treatable disease, according to Weill Cornell …
Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar have discovered how a diabetes drug protects patients' circulatory …
Investigators from NYP/Columbia and NYP/Weill Cornell will create the New York Stroke Trials Network of Columbia and Cornell.

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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Mason Essif
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