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 comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical 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. Melissa B. Davis, who was recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate professor of cell and developmental biology research in surgery, was on Dec. 28 named to Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America. The Community of Scholars, a group of Persons Excluded because of their Ethnicity or Race (PEER) composed of postdoctoral fellows, early-stage investigators, instructors and consultants, created this list of inspiring Black scientists in order to highlight outstanding Black talent and dismantle the myth that outstanding Black scientists comprise a small percentage of the scientific community.
Dr. Fei Wang, associate professor of population health sciences, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Wang will be formally inducted into the Fellows of AMIA during their 2021 Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference. This honor recognizes individuals for their accomplishments and achievements in the application of informatics.
Dr. Joseph Fins, chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and the E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and a professor of medicine, was on Nov. 12 named president-elect of the International Neuroethics Society. The society is a professional association of scientists, scholars, students and practicing legal and health professionals who lead discussions on the complex ethical issues arising from brain research and an expanding understanding of the mind. Experts in the ethical, legal and societal impacts of advances in neuroscience, society members are uniquely equipped to communicate the value and implications that new knowledge, technologies and potential applications may bring to human health and wellbeing.