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Press Releases: 2014

December 18, 2014 - New Research Demonstrates Benefits of National and International Device Registries
New research demonstrates the benefits of national and international device registries.

December 15, 2014 - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Develops New Procedure to Alleviate Common Side Effects for Gastric Bypass Patients
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center developed the first minimally invasive procedure to treat pancreaticobiliary diseases in gastric bypass patients.

December 09, 2014 - Sanford I. Weill Retires as Chair of the Weill Cornell Board of Overseers After 20 Years of Transformative Leadership
After 20 years of bold and visionary leadership, Sanford I. Weill will retire as chair of the Weill Cornell Board of Overseers. Jessica M. Bibliowicz, successful business executive, named new chair of the board.

December 04, 2014 - $25 Million Gift from Gale and Ira Drukier Creates the Drukier Institute for Children's Health at Weill Cornell Medical College
A $25 million gift from Gale and Ira Drukier creates the Drukier Institute for Children's Health at Weill Cornell Medical College.

December 02, 2014 - Vitamin Supplement Successfully Prevents Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Researchers in pre-clinical studies have found a way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

November 06, 2014 - Study Highlights Prevalence of Mistreatment Between Nursing Home Residents
Inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home residents is a sizable problem.

October 28, 2014 - Siemens Introduces MRI Education Tool For Pediatric Patients
A special kit is designed to diffuse pediatric patients' anxiety about MRI exams by educating them about the procedure in a gentle and compelling way.

October 20, 2014 - Dr. Lewis C. Cantley and Dr. Catherine Lord Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Weill Cornell faculty have been recognized with one of the highest honors in health and medicine.

October 08, 2014 - Researchers Watch, in Real Time, the Dynamic Motion of HIV as it Readies an Attack
Two studies provide key insight into the biology of HIV.

September 18, 2014 - Study Shows Inconsistent Dosages of Widely Used Eye Disease Drug
Researchers have found inconsistencies in a low-cost drug used to prevent age-related macular degeneration prepared by pharmacists.

July 02, 2014 - New Program to Detect Early Lung Cancer in Current and Former Smokers
In response to a recent national study showing that CT scans in a select high-risk population lower lung cancer deaths, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has launched a lung cancer screening program for those at risk for developing the disease.

June 17, 2014 - Emerging HIV Epidemics Among People Who Inject Drugs in the Middle East and North Africa
HIV epidemics are emerging among people who inject drugs in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, according to findings published today in PLOS Medicine.

June 05, 2014 - New Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Established at Weill Cornell Medical College
Through the generosity of longstanding benefactor Jill Roberts and the Jill Roberts Charitable Foundation, Weill Cornell Medical College is establishing the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. David Artis, one of the world's leading immunologists, was recruited from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine to direct the institute.

June 03, 2014 - Weill Cornell Medical College Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development
Dr. Jennifer Downs has been awarded a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant to study the role of clergy in promoting male circumcision.

June 03, 2014 - Study Finds Coordinated Approach Improves Quality of Primary Care
Primary care doctors practicing in a model of coordinated, team-based care that leverages health information technology are more likely to give patients recommended preventive screening and appropriate tests than physicians working in other settings, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

May 21, 2014 - Two New Pediatrics Division Directors at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has appointed two new division directors at its Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health.

May 19, 2014 - Study Shows No Benefit from Widely Used Antioxidant in Treating Deadly Lung Disease
A common antioxidant had no effect on lung function compared to a placebo in patients with a chronic, progressive respiratory disease, according to research led by Weill Cornell Medical College and the IPF Clinical Research Network. The findings on N-acetylcysteine (NAC), released today by the New England Journal of Medicine, are likely to prompt physicians to reconsider the best way to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an incurable disease that often kills patients within a few years of their diagnosis.

May 12, 2014 - Paying It Forward: Breakthrough Prize Winners and Institutions Commit $3 Million in Support of Next Generation of Scientists
Three winners of last year's Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences have established a new annual prize for promising postdoctoral trainees.

April 21, 2014 - "Chaperone" Compounds Offer New Approach to Alzheimer's Treatment
A team of researchers has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.

March 31, 2014 - New Custom-Designed Treatment Option for High-Risk Aortic Aneurysms
Vascular surgeons are investigating the use of custom-designed stent grafts to treat thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.

March 24, 2014 - Gene Implicated in Progression and Relapse of Deadly Breast Cancer
A gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease, a particularly deadly strain that often has few treatment options.

March 06, 2014 - Study Calls for Standardization in Measuring Testosterone Levels
While the number of men in the United States diagnosed with low testosterone has increased considerably over the last decade, a team of experts, led by Dr. Darius A. Paduch from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has found that relying on a blood test alone is an insufficient method of diagnosing the condition.

March 04, 2014 - Does Palliative Chemotherapy Palliate? Study Shows More Hospital Deaths and Invasive Care for Dying Cancer Patients Who Receive Chemotherapy
Terminal cancer patients who receive chemotherapy in the last months of their lives are less likely to die where they want and are more likely to undergo invasive medical procedures than those who do not receive chemotherapy, according to research in this week's BMJ.

February 25, 2014 - Scientists Uncover Trigger for Most Common Form of Intellectual Disability and Autism
A new study led by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists shows that the most common genetic form of mental retardation and autism occurs because of a mechanism that shuts off the gene associated with the disease.

February 13, 2014 - Risk of Serious Blood Clots Extends to 12 Weeks After Childbirth Researchers Find Risk Lasts Twice as Long as Previously Thought
Mothers remain at risk of developing a serious blood clot for 12 weeks after giving birth, rather than six weeks as previously thought, say a team of researchers in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

February 12, 2014 - Weill Cornell Medical College Names Four New Members to Board of Overseers
Weill Cornell Medical College names four new members to its Board of Overseers.

January 30, 2014 - Weill Cornell Opens Its Transformative Belfer Research Building, Empowering Scientists to Speed Discoveries to Patients
Weill Cornell Medical College opens the Belfer Research Building, a state-of-the-art facility that ushers in a new era at the institution for cutting-edge, translational science.

January 22, 2014 - A Pill "Melts Away" Common Form of Leukemia
Use of a twice-daily pill could turn a deadly blood cancer into a highly treatable disease, according to Weill Cornell scientists.

January 16, 2014 - NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Named to National Institutes of Health Stroke Trials Network
In a novel approach to stroke research, investigators from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center will collaborate to create the New York Stroke Trials Network of Columbia and Cornell. The network is one of 25 regional stroke centers across the country funded by the National Institutes of Health Stroke Trials Network (NIH StrokeNet), announced by the National Institutes of Health in December 2013.

January 08, 2014 - Weill Cornell Medical College Receives $75 Million Gift from Sandra and Edward Meyer and the Sandra and Edward Meyer Foundation to Create the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell
Weill Cornell Medical College announced today that it has received a $75 million gift from Sandra and Edward Meyer and the Sandra and Edward Meyer Foundation to expand and enhance the medical college's distinguished cancer research and care programs.