Honors & Awards Archive 2010
A graduate of Cornell University, Kyu Y. Rhee, MD, PhD is one of only nine grantees to receive further funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, through the Grand Challenges Exploration Program. Dr. Carl Nathan was another of these nine grantees to receive follow-on funding. In addition, each received a second grant through the TB Drug Accelerator Program (two of only seven), an independent program that is part of the larger Gates Grand Challenges initiative.
Sandra M. Hall-Ross, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Assistant Attending Physician, has been named Physician of the Year by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Department of Nursing. Established in 2005, the award recognizes physicians who exemplify a spirit of collegiality and collaboration with the nursing staff.
David J. Skorton, MD, President of Cornell University and a member of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Joseph J. Fins, MD, Chief of Weill Cornell's Division of Medical Ethics and an Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine. Membership in the IOM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to service and made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, healthcare and public health.
Andrew I. Schafer, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Physician-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has been elected President of the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM). He will take office July 1, 2010.
GHESKIO, an institution in Haiti founded nearly three decades ago to fight HIV/AIDS, has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Gates Award for Global Health for its years of groundbreaking clinical service, research, and training to effectively treat and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other related illnesses.
Monica L. Guzman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, is among this year's recipients of the National Institute of Health Director's New Innovator Awards. Established in 2008 to stimulate highly innovative research and support promising new investigators, the five-year award is for $1.5 million.
A pioneer in many areas of clinical pharmacology, Dr. Reidenberg has been honored with the prestigious Torald Sollmann Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Jean W. Pape, MD, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Founding Director of the AIDS research and treatment organization GHESKIO, has received a Clinton Global Citizen Award. Established by President William J. Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative in 2007, the award recognizes individuals who have championed innovative solutions to pressing global problems. The award ceremony, held September 23 in New York City, will be broadcast by CNBC Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT.
This award is presented annually to members of the Department of Medicine below the rank of professor who perform on outstanding levels in the areas of clinical and/or basic biomedical research. The award has been generously supported by the Michael Wolk Foundation.
Initiated in 2002, this award is presented annually to fellows within the Department of Medicine who have presented outstanding research.
In keeping with our tradition of excellence in education, the Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the following Teaching Awards presented to our faculty, fellows, and residents at the 2010 Convocation Ceremony.
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph J. Fins has been elected President-Elect of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). Dr. Fins is Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health and Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry. He is also Director of Medical Ethics at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.