White Coat Ceremony Launches Students’ Careers in Medicine
August 17, 2017 The 107 students in the Class of 2021 shared in a celebration on Aug. 15 that marked a milestone in their lives: the annual White Coat Ceremony.
ARCADIA Trial Will Test Link Between Stroke and a Common Heart Condition
August 15, 2017 ARCADIA, a multicenter phase III trial, will study the role of abnormalities in the structure and function of the heart’s left atrium, or atrial cardiopathy, in stroke patients, and test a medication that could prevent them from experiencing recurrent strokes.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Receives Trauma Center Verifications from the American College of Surgeons
August 14, 2017 NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Adult and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma.
Dr. Gregory Sonnenberg Wins Inaugural Award from the Society for Mucosal Immunology
August 9, 2017 Dr. Gregory Sonnenberg, an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received the newly established Young Investigator Award from the Society for Mucosal Immunology.
NewYork-Presbyterian Named New York’s #1 Hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Hospitals’ for the 17th Year in a Row
August 8, 2017 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the largest and most comprehensive academic medical centers in the nation, is ranked New York’s No. 1 hospital for the 17th consecutive year, and No. 8 in the United States, according to the U.S. News and World Report annual survey of “Best Hospitals,” published online today.
Mandatory Drug Monitoring Program Registration Reduces Opioid Prescriptions
August 3, 2017 States that require prescribers to register for prescription drug monitoring programs have seen a reduction in the number of prescriptions issued for Schedule II opioids to Medicaid enrollees by up to 10 percent, according to research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.
Dr. Robert Burakoff Named to Leadership Roles in Gastroenterology at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine
August 1, 2017 Dr. Robert Burakoff has been named vice chair for ambulatory services for the Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and site chief for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Robert Min Appointed President and CEO of Physician Organization, Dr. Adam Stracher CMO
July 31, 2017 Dr. Robert Min has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Physician Organization, effective Jan. 1. Dr. Adam Stracher has been named chief medical officer of the physician organization and promoted to associate dean for clinical affairs.
Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine
July 27, 2017 Awards, honors, prizes and achievements for the month of July. 
Plant-Derived Drug Shows Powerful Ability to Eliminate Zika Virus Infection from Brain Cells
July 27, 2017 A compound used in traditional Chinese medicine to lower blood pressure also strongly combats Zika virus infection of the brain, and may protect against Zika-associated birth defects, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center scientists. 

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