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Dean's Messages

December 11, 2018

At a meeting of our Board of Overseers on September 26, followed by a community Town Hall meeting on October 1, I was pleased to present the working plan for our institutional vision for the next decade.  This working plan articulates key goals and objectives for Weill Cornell Medicine over the next five to ten years and encompasses our entire mission as an academic medical institution. 

September 27, 2018

With the 2018-19 academic year off to a great start, I’d like to welcome all the medical and graduate students who recently began their studies here at Weill Cornell Medicine. 

August 20, 2018

Medical schools around the country, including Weill Cornell Medicine, are concerned about the rising costs of medical education and have implemented a variety of measures over the years aimed at reducing or eliminating debt.  The goal of these initiatives is keep medical education accessible to a talented and diverse body of students, while ensuring that young physicians are able to pursue productive and fulfilling careers, across a range of specialties, without undue financial strain.

May 17, 2018

This year is the 120th anniversary of the founding of Weill Cornell Medicine.  Throughout our rich and varied history, the art and science of medicine, the principles of scientific investigation, and the nuances of teaching have been passed down from one generation of physicians and scientists to another. 

March 7, 2018

People often ask me, "What fuels your passion for diversity?" The reasons originate on a personal level, as they surmise, then quickly extend to the social.

December 12, 2017

My first year as dean—technically my first 348 days—has been both intense and invigorating. Together we are successfully ensuring that the work of Weill Cornell Medicine—its commitment to compassionate care, academic scholarship, and teaching excellence—continues stronger than ever before. With an exceptionally knowledgeable and dedicated senior leadership team in place, we are moving forward across our mission, developing our next strategic plan, and readying ourselves to face the challenges that lie ahead.

October 2, 2017

During the past several months, our country has seen dramatic shifts in policy and witnessed events that have deeply challenged our communities. Especially at this time, it is essential that we reaffirm--with frequency and conviction--our commitment to diversity, science, and the pursuit of knowledge. We stand by all members of our talented and wide-ranging Weill Cornell Medicine family, who hail from all corners of the world and are united in our desire to understand disease and improve human health.

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.