What's Behind a Cure?
Hitting Research Home Runs
Weill Cornell is widely known for its esprit de corps and collaborative research atmosphere, "which is why scientists from all around the world like coming here," says David P. Hajjar, Ph.D., dean of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and research dean. "This is why we are hitting big research home runs."
"We currently have 18 active collaborations between medical scientists on the Weill Cornell campus and life scientists on Cornell's Ithaca campus — and dozens more with our neighbor research institutions on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and others around the world," says Dr. Hajjar, whose own research specialty is cardiovascular disease.
With the initial recruitment of 30 additional scientists and completion of the 480,000-square-foot Medical Research Building — doubling Weill Cornell's research space — we are "on the edge of a wonderful horizon," he says. In the next 10 years, we are going to "see greater advances in understanding disease and improving human health than ever before." The new facility will be dedicated on November 9, 2011.
The Research Leads to Cures Initiative
Dean Hajjar and other Weill Cornell scientists are making significant breakthroughs in understanding, treating and preventing a host of debilitating diseases. These researchers are the heart of the Research Leads to Cures initiative — a new and critical phase of the Discoveries that Make a Difference campaign.
Learn more about the people leading this revolution in translational research and patient care, and find out how you can help fulfill the promise of the many medical discoveries that are under way here at Weill Cornell.