News & Highlights
Dr. Gregory F. Sonnenberg, newly recruited to the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has published breakthrough findings in Science on how the immune system prevents chronic inflammation in the intestine. In earlier research, he and his team had identified a new member of the innate immune system – innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) which interact with T cells in the GI tract. The new findings in Science reveal that ILCs directly educate T cells in the intestine to not attack beneficial bacteria, and that impairment of ILC function leads to severe intestinal inflammation.
Headstrong Project Receives the Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge: A Model of Success for the Treatment of PTSD
The Weill Cornell Headstrong Project has been selected by Morgan Stanley as one nine recipients to receive the Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge. The "Challenge" will assist the Headstrong Program in NYC to replicate their model of treatment for PTSD in post-9/11 veterans who live in other cities in the U.S.
Dr. Francine Garrett-Bakelman recently spoke at the SNMA's Medical Education Conference (AMEC) held in New Orleans. An Instructor in Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, she was highlighted as one of four physician-scientists at the conference's Grand Rounds opening session.
An exciting "Reading and Discussion" event will take place on April 8th regarding the new book, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year, written by Dr. Matthew McCarthy, an Assistant Attending Physician in the Division of Hospital Medicine. The talk is part of Medical Humanities Round, The Liz Claiborne Center for Humanism in Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Andrew I. Schafer gave the Keynote Address at the spring meeting of the Royal College of Physicians in London on Feb. 27, 2015, to an audience that included HRH Princess Anne. In his address, Dr. Schafer talked about the future of academic medicine, comparing and contrasting the situations in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and Europe, in areas such as medical education and research funding.
The Department of Medicine is pleased to offer our next conference in the Basic Science continuing medical education series. The Basic Neurobiology for Physicians Course, co-directed by Dr. Howard Goldin and Dr. Lia Logio, will be taught by expert faculty members of WCMC and The Rockefeller University.
Weill Department of Medicine Fostering a New Generation of Investigators: WDOM Junior Faculty Presentations a Model of Success
The Weill Department of Medicine is focused on increasing its research footprint both at Weill Cornell and on a national level. To that end, the department has established a mentoring infrastructure to assist junior faculty during their transition to NIH K and R series grants. This infrastructure supports a monthly meeting that seeks to build, promote, and mentor the department's junior faculty.