The Annual Report provides an in-depth view of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine's latest news in patient care services, breakthrough research, innovative educational programs for residents and fellows, Honors, Awards and a Financial Report. Read More
The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine is home to one of the premiere internal medicine residency program in the country.
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Steven M. Lipkin, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has been named as Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research in the Weill Department of Medicine. As Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research, Dr. Lipkin will work closely with departmental and divisional leadership to enhance and foster the research activities of our faculty and trainees.
Dr. David Artis, a world renowned expert in immunology and inflammatory bowel disease research and Director of the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, has published a landmark paper in PNAS that provides new insight on how the intestines repair themselves after daily attacks from microbes and environmental triggers.
End-of-Life Chemotherapy for Cancer Patients in Question: Dr. Prigerson Publishes Landmark Findings in JAMA Oncology
Challenging widespread clinical practice and accepted treatment guidelines, Dr. Holly Prigerson, Irving Sherwood Wright Professor in Geriatrics, has published a paper in JAMA Oncology that puts the value of chemotherapy for end-of-life patients with cancer into question. Among several findings, it was found that patients who were ambulatory (able to do light work) and receiving chemotherapy at study entry, had significantly lower quality of life at the end of their lives compared to those who were not received chemotherapy.
Improving the Odds for People with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology Takes the Lead
The Mayo Clinic has received an $11 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support research addressing current and long-term unmet healthcare needs of people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The NCI-funded project is a collaborative effort among multiple institutions. Dr. Peter Martin, Assistant Professor of Medicine, is serving as the Weill Cornell site Principal Investigator for this study, and Dr. John Leonard, the department's Vice Chair for Clinical Research, is a participating investigator.
SLE, Pregnancy, Predictors, and Outcomes: Dr. Salmon & Colleagues Publish Pivotal Paper in Annals of Internal Medicine
Dr. Jane Salmon, Professor of Medicine in the Weill Department of Medicine and Collette Kean Research Chair at Hospital for Special Surgery, has published a pivotal paper, "Predictors of Pregnancy Outcomes in Patients with Lupus – A Cohort Study," in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In this multicenter study, Dr. Salmon and colleagues identified clinical and laboratory predictors of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women who have inactive or stable-mild active lupus.
Dr. Duane Smith was recently named as a recipient of the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center Patient Centered Care Physician Champion Award. This award recognizes one physician annually who provides outstanding leadership and who inspires members of their team to provide excellent, compassionate, and responsible care for patients and their families.
Weill Cornell Department of Medicine's Employee Recognition Program Announces Record Number of Winners
The Results, Rewards and Recognition Committee (R3) of the Weill Department of Medicine completed its bimonthly review. There were a record number of winners this cycle, including five Super Stars, six Star Performers, and a Silver Star recipient.