Features

The Search for a Cure HIV virions by Anatomy Blue

The Search for
a Cure

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists aim to liberate those living with HIV by subduing the virus for good.
Evasive Action data visualization by Matt Twombly

Evasive Action

Could interrupting the evolutionary process of mutating cells hold the key to vanquishing cancer? Researchers led by Dr. Dan Landau are on the case.
New Frame of Mind mental health by Carol Henaff

New Frame of Mind

Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Conor Liston (M.D. ’08, Ph.D.) and his team are poised to upend the way mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated.

Also in This Issue

A New Lens health equity by Hanna Barczyk
Pivot Points exchange Dr. Renuka Gupta Dr. Judy Tung by John Abbott

Alumni

Alumni Profile Dr. Camilia Martin (M.D. ’92) by Michael Cogliantry

“It’s that continual cycle of asking questions, loving what you’re doing, staying curious, that makes you better and better — a better division, a better NICU, and a better physician.” Dr. Camilia Martin M.D. '92 Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Alumni Section

From the Dean

Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D. portrait by Sam Kerr

As an academic medical center, our tripartite mission is what drives us forward: we thrive on providing world-class care to our patients, making groundbreaking discoveries that are changing the future of medicine, and teaching the health care leaders of tomorrow. The incredible spark that happens when these three pillars intersect is central to our ability to accomplish our goals — to transform the medical landscape around us and speed the most innovative cures and treatments to our patients. This synergy can be felt throughout our institution and well beyond our campus walls. In the simplest of terms, our uniquely collaborative spirit and interdisciplinary approach can be measured by our impact.  

And, while this can certainly be seen with our broadest strokes — our dynamic centers of care and education throughout New York City and around the globe, our innovative scientific research on the international stage, and our leadership in mentorship, diversity and equity in health care — our impact can also be felt in our most intimate moments at the patient bedside. We see it when our students pursue their field of interest because of an awe-inspiring moment in grand rounds or at the lab bench with their mentor. And we feel it when our alumni, empowered by a Weill Cornell Medicine education, go out into the world to make discoveries and provide the best possible care to patients.

In this first issue of the aptly named Impact, our reimagined magazine, we are bringing you bold and moving stories that capture our pioneering efforts as we work to change medicine and meet today’s ever-changing health care needs with forward-thinking solutions. We are highlighting our incredible alumni community — giving our graduates an even stronger voice and space for us to share their valuable accomplishments. And we are elevating the conversation about research and its direct effects on patient care.

With the many new features of our magazine, we aim to provide you with an insider’s glimpse of what truly motivates the work of all of us here at Weill Cornell Medicine: the life-changing significance of our impact.

 

Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D. 
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine
Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University

 

Portrait: Sam Kerr

Fall 2022 Front to Back

  • From the Dean

    A Message from the Dean

    As an academic medical center, our tripartite mission is what drives us forward: we thrive on providing world-class care to our patients, making groundbreaking discoveries that are changing the future of medicine, and teaching the health care leaders of tomorrow.
  • Features

    The Search for a Cure

    Weill Cornell Medicine scientists aim to liberate those living with HIV by subduing the virus for good.
  • Features

    Evasive Action

    Could interrupting the evolutionary process of mutating cells hold the key to vanquishing cancer? Researchers led by Dr. Dan Landau are on the case.
  • Features

    New Frame of Mind

    Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Conor Liston (M.D. ’08, Ph.D.) and his team are poised to upend the way mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated.
  • Notable

    New Cancer Director

    Internationally acclaimed medical oncologist Dr. Jedd Wolchok, whose innovations in immunotherapy revolutionized melanoma treatment, was recently recruited as the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine.
  • Notable

    3 Questions

    Dr. Jay Varma, director of the new Center for Pandemic Prevention and Response, explains why an interdisciplinary approach is critical.
  • Notable

    Overheard

    Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members are leading the conversation about important health issues across the country and around the world.
  • Notable

    Notable News Briefs

    Faculty appointments, honors, awards and more — from around campus and beyond.
  • Notable

    Dateline

    In the global scientific effort to understand vaccine and natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2, Weill Cornell Medicine’s location in Qatar, a country of only a few million people, has been making an outsized contribution.
  • Grand Rounds

    Chiari Malformation

    When is Surgery Necessary?
  • Grand Rounds

    3 Questions

    Dr. Susan Loeb-Zeitlin, who worked with a multidisciplinary team to launch the new Women’s Midlife Program, shares insights about making menopause manageable.
  • Grand Rounds

    Social Impediments to Health

    The murder of George Floyd and the resulting national reckoning on race, along with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, galvanized creation of the Anti-Racism Curriculum Committee at Weill Cornell Medicine.
  • Grand Rounds

    Grand Rounds News Briefs

    The latest on teaching, learning and patient-centered care.
  • Discovery

    COVID-19 and Diabetes

    Basic science and clinical investigations converge to offer answers.
  • Discovery

    Development of Schizophrenia

    Multiple changes in brain cells during the first month of embryonic development may contribute to schizophrenia later in life.
  • Discovery

    Findings

    The latest advances in faculty research, published in the world’s leading journals.
  • Alumni

    Profiles

    From taking the lead in newborn medicine to forging critical connections to move research from the bench to the bedside, our alumni are making an impact.
  • Alumni

    Notes

    What’s new with you?
    Keep your classmates up to date on all your latest achievements with an Alumni Note.
  • Alumni

    In Memoriam

    Marking the passing of our faculty and alumni.
  • Alumni

    Moments

    Marking celebratory events in the lives of our students, including Match Day, the White Coat Ceremony and Graduation.
  • Second Opinion

    A New Lens

    What’s one way that medical education must change to better address health inequities?
  • Exchange

    Pivot Points

    Two women leaders at Weill Cornell Medicine whose professional paths have connected discuss the power of mentorship — for themselves and other women in academic medicine.
  • Muse

    Two Forms of Truth

    Dr. Laura Kolbe, whose poetry has garnered notable honors, talks candidly about how her writing helps her build a bridge to her work as a clinician.
  • Spotlight

    Building Connections

    Dr. Kathleen Foley (M.D. ’69) has been bringing people together throughout her expansive career as a specialist in pain management and palliative care for cancer patients.