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September 22, 2022
A common, spontaneous mutation in blood stem cells, which has been linked to higher risks of blood cancer and cardiovascular disease, may promote these diseases by altering the stem cells’ programming of gene activity and the mix of blood cells they produce, according to a study co-led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, the 
August 15, 2022
A portable diagnostic device designed by researchers at Cornell Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine has been deployed in clinical tests in Uganda to identify cases of Kaposi sarcoma, a common yet difficult-to-detect cancer that often signals the presence of HIV infection. Ethel Cesarman, MD, PhDProfessor of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineNow, thanks to a $4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health, the rollout is expanding to 11 sites throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including locations in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana and Malawi – where a shortage of...
July 22, 2022
Vaccination against COVID-19 had no impact on the health of placentas in pregnant women, according to new research by pathologists at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.
July 16, 2022
Read the latest  WCM Pathology Newsletter to learn more about our Research Highlights, Scholarly Advances, new faculty and much more. You can also read our past issues here.
July 14, 2022
Dr. Steven Josefowicz, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has won a 2022 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
July 6, 2022
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Melissa Cushing to Executive Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs. Melissa Cushing, MDExecutive Vice Chair of Clinical AffairsIn her new role, Dr. Cushing will work closely with the Chair and Clinical Vice Chairs in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to implement department-wide initiatives in clinical pathology, anatomic pathology and hematopathology, as well as oversee faculty and trainee affairs for the Department.  She will also lead projects to integrate and standardize the clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology across...
June 8, 2022
During the June 3rd Resident’s Dinner, three members of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department were recognized with some of our most important departmental awards.Dr. Susan Mathew, Director of Cytogenetics and Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, earned the M. Desmond Burke Teaching Award, which was voted on by the Pathology residents.Dr. Matthew Greenblatt, Associate Director of Pathology Residency Training Program and Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, earned the David P Hajjar Distinguished Research Award. This award is given for...
June 3, 2022
A promising venture that hopes to develop a new drug therapy for colorectal cancer won $50,000 in funding and recognition from experienced venture capitalists on May 26 at the annual Biomedical Business Plan Challenge.
May 11, 2022
Congratulations to Drs. Cynthia Magro, Jose Jessurun, Amy Chadburn and Syed Hoda on being recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly, which are peer-nominated, for excellence in Medicine.Also special shout-out to Amy Chadburn, MD and Cynthia Magro, MD as being a recipient of Exceptional Women in Medicine 2021, by Castle Connolly (2022 recipients are announced this fall 2022).Congratulations to all!
May 9, 2022
Tumors can force neighboring cells into supporting cancer growth by releasing lactate into their local environment, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. The findings pave the way for future drug treatments that thwart that defense mechanism to help cancer patients.

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