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. Costantino Iadecola, irector of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology and a professor of neuroscience, has been elected to the American Journal of Hypertension’s Board of Directors. The American Journal of Hypertension is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scientific inquiry of the highest standards in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease. The journal publishes high-quality original research and review articles on basic sciences, molecular biology, clinical and experimental hypertension, cardiology, epidemiology, pediatric hypertension, endocrinology, neurophysiology, and nephrology.
Dr. Oliver Fein, associate dean for affiliations and professor of clinical medicine and of clinical healthcare policy and research, was honored by the Medicare Rights Center in October at its 2018 annual awards dinner. The center is an independent, national non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that Medicare keeps its promise to older Americans and people with disabilities by providing online information and personal counseling about Medicare enrollment. Dr. Fein was honored for the excellent care he provides and his commitment to excellence in medical education, and for his passionate fight to ensure that all Americans have access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage.
Dr. Juan Cubillos-Ruiz, the William J. Ledger, M.D., Distinguished Assistant Professor for Infection and Immunology in Obstetrics and Gynecology and an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has been awarded an ASPIRE Award from the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research for his research entitled “Enhancing Cancer Immunotherapy through Pharmacological Inhibition of ER Stress Sensors.” Designed to answer key proof-of-concept questions in a short timeframe, the ASPIRE (Accelerating Scientific Platforms and Innovative Research) program funds high risk, high reward approaches to solving complex problems in cancer research.