Office of the Dean
A Message from Dean Laurie Glimcher
“Making patients the center of everything we do at Weill Cornell is our ultimate goal, driving us to deliver the best patient care and novel therapeutics and discover better ways to fight human disease.”
Everyday as Dean, I continue to discover the greatness that is Weill Cornell Medical College. From our classrooms to our research laboratories I experience the remarkable energy and camaraderie that underpin a culture of collaboration and achievement at our institution.
More than 1,000 medical, graduate, and MD-PhD students at Weill Cornell train alongside our world-class physicians who provide comprehensive patient care in affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country.
The scientific endeavors of Weill Cornell's faculty span an amazing range of disciplines across the research continuum. Their work is further advanced through our innovative collaborations and groundbreaking partnerships with institutions of note – from The Rockefeller University in our own neighborhood to Cornell University in Ithaca, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Texas, and as far away as our medical school in Qatar, to name just a few.
Making patients the center of everything we do at Weill Cornell is our ultimate goal, driving us to deliver the best patient care and novel therapeutics and discover better ways to fight human disease. Critical to continuing to develop these new treatments is the ability of our clinicians, translational researchers, and basic scientists to meld ideas and share discoveries. Our interdisciplinary model is the future of biomedicine and we are transforming the way that medical research is conducted.
At Weill Cornell, a solid foundation is in place to further the institution as a world-class research enterprise. Thanks to the overwhelming success of our current $1.3 billion Discoveries that Make a Difference Campaign, in late 2013, we will open the Belfer Research Building, ushering in a new era in biomedical research. The building will double the Medical College's available research space and through the Research Leads to Cures initiative we will recruit some 30 top-tier physician-scientists who will become the next generation of clinical and research leaders.
Health care in this country is facing a watershed moment, and the challenges posed will require bold new ideas and a commitment to excellence. Today, we have a unique opportunity available to very few American medical colleges: to bend the curve in clinical care, graduate education and biomedical research. I am delighted to be here at this pivotal juncture in the history of Weill Cornell Medical College.
Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College
Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College & Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University
Dean in the News
(July 25, 2012)
(May 21, 2013)
I recently returned from Qatar, where I attended the graduation of WCMC-Q's Class of 2013. There was nearly a full day of festivities. Early in the afternoon, WCMC-Q held a ceremony for its 35 new doctors, and later that evening, the Qatar Foundation celebrated with a convocation for the 437 graduates of all of the universities located in Education City. Then, at the end of May, WCMC-Q's newly minted physicians will be feted once more, when they travel to New...
(May 01, 2013)
Dear Weill Cornell Community: The long awaited arrival of spring coincides with a period of growth and enthusiastic activity here at Weill Cornell. During the past several months, we have continued on our path of becoming one of the nation's premier institutions for patient care, biomedical research, and medical education, while also preparing ourselves for the challenges we face as part of an academic medical center. As this academic year draws to a close, I'd like to share with you...
Interview with the Dean
(April 08, 2013)
I have the pleasure of being here today with two of our distinguished faculty: Dr. Costantino Iadecola, the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology and the director of the new Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute. Also with me is Dr. Matthew Fink, the new chair of the Department of Neurology and a professor of neurology. We're coming together today to talk about this new institute and the future of neurology and neuroscience at Weill Cornell. LAURIE H....