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Bolstering Home Care Workers

Providing care in the home can feel like a challenging, and sometimes, thankless job. With the demand for home care at an all-time high, Dr. Madeline Sterling (B.A. ’08, M.S. ’18), an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, teamed up with experts from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cornell Tech to conduct research designed to elevate the value of home care workers and improve both their working conditions and their patients’ outcomes.

Over the last four years, the team has partnered with the country’s largest health care worker union to produce 20 academic papers aimed at reshaping how policymakers view this vital workforce. In June, they began a clinical trial testing of one of their interventions.

“More patients want to age in place,” explains Dr. Sterling. “Home care providers deliver essential day-to-day care to help manage patients’ chronic conditions. We need to recognize their contributions and make them part of the medical arena.”

100% Match Day 2022

Every one of the 116 graduating students in the Weill Cornell Medical College Class of 2022 who entered the match secured postgraduate residency positions. Forty students matched to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and 38 will pursue primary care residencies in internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology.

“Before medical school even started, I remember thinking — I’m gonna match one day,” said Dr. Nivita Sharma (M.D. ’22), who matched at Duke University Medical Center for internal medicine. “The fact that it’s finally here, and the fact that Weill Cornell could get me to my dream program, I feel relief, enthusiasm and excitement for the future.”
(See more about Match Day at Alumni Moments).

Hacking Health

Teeming with ways to use technology to solve societal ails like overwork and burnout, Jia Cheng and Thasin Peyear, students in the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, led two grand-prize winning teams to victory at the Human Performance Hackathon in New York City, organized by the Clinical Translational Science Center, and Entrepreneurship at Cornell. Each team took home $8,000.

Supporting Transgender Kids

“Every child deserves to feel validated and supported as they explore their gender identity,” says Dr. Jane Chang, an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an associate attending pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Chang partnered with a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a pediatric endocrinologist, a social worker and a mental health specialist to launch the Compass Program to provide a safe space for kids with Medicaid insurance to explore their gender journey, along with their parents.

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


    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


    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


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


    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


    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


    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.