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Dean's Messages

November 30, 2021

We have accomplished so much during the challenging months of the pandemic – each of us individually, as well as collectively as a community.  I am so grateful for your efforts and your dedication to Weill Cornell Medicine, which keep us advancing in our mission to care, discover and teach.

October 6, 2021

There is no way to know what the months ahead have in store, but our students, faculty, and staff are adapting and rising to new challenges, day in and day out.

September 17, 2021

In this era of integration and innovation, it is time to make another transformational leap—to change medicine, because we can and must.

May 18, 2021

This is a time of transition for all members of our community, as we start to imagine life after the pandemic.  We have come a long way since the word “coronavirus” first entered our common vocabulary, and we should feel a sense of pride and optimism about where we are now. 

April 14, 2021

We at Weill Cornell Medicine have a responsibility as leaders in academic medicine to demonstrate what it looks like to confront inequality with self-awareness and transparency, and commit to the uplift and wellbeing of all.

March 17, 2021

It’s been just over a year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in New York City.  Although that specific day—March 1, 2020—may not carry the same significance for all of us, I’m sure that each of you recalls the moments when you realized that life was being rapidly and completely transformed by the coronavirus.

December 10, 2020

This decade certainly started out differently than we all predicted.  Like many of you, I’m looking forward to the start of a new year and am eager to have 2020 in the rearview mirror. 

October 6, 2020

As New York City progresses on its path of recovery, slowly but surely, Weill Cornell Medicine is also moving forward in its mission to care, discover, and teach.  One area that we are emphasizing to an even greater extent now is anti-racism and social justice. 

August 7, 2020

I firmly believe that we will emerge from this battle wiser and stronger than before, and that our COVID-related work at Weill Cornell Medicine will only enhance the ways we approach research, patient care, and education down the road. As we move forward, however, we must reflect on the lessons COVID has taught us, so we can do everything possible to ensure that the next generation of physician-scientists is able to mobilize as quickly and effectively as we did against any impending health crisis that endangers our community, our nation, and the world.

June 26, 2020

Combating racism and achieving social justice will require contributions from all of us, at all levels, working together.