Dear Weill Cornell Medicine Community,
Together we have accomplished so much during my time as dean.
Weill Cornell Medicine was firmly set on a trajectory of growth when I arrived here in 2012. We have kept that forward momentum going so successfully that we became the fastest growing medical school in the country in terms of revenue between 2009-2014. Our mission to care, discover, and teach--all in the service of patients--has never been in clearer focus.
An increasing number of our doctors are now seeing patients in Brooklyn and Queens, as well as throughout Manhattan. Focused recruitment of outstanding physician-scientists and strategic initiatives in faculty development and entrepreneurship are invigorating our research enterprise. And with our new interactive medical curriculum and our unwavering commitment to diversity, our students are receiving the preparation they need to become the next generation of leaders in healthcare and biomedical science.
I am proud of all that we have done together to advance this great institution, and it has been an amazing journey working with all of you. In stepping down as dean, I know that I am leaving Weill Cornell Medicine at a time when it can only continue to thrive. And like so many people around the world, I consider myself lucky to be forever part of the Weill Cornell Medicine family.
As always, members of our community have been very busy in the past few months, and I am pleased to share with you highlights of their myriad activities.
As the academic year and my time as dean draw to a close, I am deeply grateful for the leadership of our Board of Overseers, the contributions of our faculty and staff, our partnerships with affiliated institutions, the enthusiasm of our talented students and alumni, and the support of our many friends. You are Weill Cornell Medicine--and you are what make it special.
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Weill Cornell Medicine