Dean's Messages

August 2, 2017

Research is a core component of our mission.  Foundational discovery, translational studies that bring laboratory breakthroughs to the patient, clinical research, and clinical trials are all essential activities at Weill Cornell Medicine that must continue to be supported.

June 8, 2017

Mentoring has been very important to me throughout my career and is one of my top priorities as dean. By fostering a vigorous and dynamic culture of mentorship throughout Weill Cornell Medicine, I believe that we can break through into the national arena as a triple-threat institution--at an even higher level than where we currently stand.

May 9, 2017

As the academic year draws to a close, it is an honor to reflect on the achievements of our community and to look forward to developments that will accelerate our efforts to care, discover, and teach.

April 18, 2017

Science is not a partisan activity. However, in light of debates currently taking place in the national arena, I wanted to acknowledge the concerns that many of you have regarding federal funding for medical research. As your dean and as a recipient of government research grants myself, I share your unease.

March 1, 2017

The past six weeks since being named dean of this great institution have been exhilarating.  I have been meeting extensively with Overseers, senior administration, faculty, staff, students, and partners and learning even more about the many different ways we are working collaboratively to advance Weill Cornell Medicine's mission. I am continually struck by the passion and commitment of members of our community working across fields and departments, and I thank all of you for your support, your feedback, and your enthusiasm in helping Weill Cornell Medicine attain even greater heights of excellence.

December 8, 2016

As the year draws to a close, it is heartening to reflect on the advances at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) that will help make 2017 even better for people across the city and around the globe.

September 28, 2016

It's an exciting time at Weill Cornell Medicine, and I am honored to serve as interim dean as we continue to grow on all fronts.

May 11, 2016

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.

December 1, 2015

This month at holiday tables across this diverse city, you'll hear a common refrain spoken in different languages: To your health!