Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Since 1898, our doctors and scientists have been engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar offers a Cornell University medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide exemplary patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist.
Dr. Susan Pannullo, associate professor of clinical neurological surgery, was recently named winner of the 2021 Robert G. Schwager, MD ‘67 Education Scholar Award by Weill Cornell Medicine. In March, Dr. Pannullo was also elected chair of the board of trustees of The Washington Center, on whose board she has served since 2007. The center is an academic institution that provides internships and academic seminars for undergraduate students around the world, many of whom are from groups underrepresented in education or first-generation college students. Dr. Pannullo is the first alumna of the center, and the second woman, to lead the program.
Dr. Saad Mir, assistant professor of clinical neurology, received the A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education from the American Academy of Neurology. The academy presents awards to teachers and mentors who deserve recognition for their contributions to improving neurology now and in the future. Teaching binds students, residents, faculty, other clinicians, researchers and even patients, together and helps make the daily work more meaningful.
Dr. Effie Apostolou, an assistant professor of molecular biology in medicine, has received a 2021 Emerging Leader Award from the Mark Foundation Award for Cancer Research, which recognizes promising early-career projects aimed at addressing unmet needs in cancer research. The Mark Foundation gives the Emerging Leader Awards in an effort to empower scientists who are pursuing innovative, high-risk/high-reward projects that have significant potential to improve outcomes for cancer patients.