News and Events

August 1, 2016
Physicians from across the country gathered in New York for a seminar on patient blood management, hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.   The seminar, titled the New York Perioperative Hemostasis Course, included lectures, case presentations and panel discussions on a range of topics associated with the management and prevention of perioperative bleeding. It was held July 7-9 at the Cornell Club.  Melissa Cushing, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
July 15, 2016
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Sandra J. Shin, MD, to Vice Chairman for Education, a newly created position in the Department effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Shin will continue to serve in the capacity as Director of the Pathology Residency Training Program.Sandra J. Shin, MD Vice Chairman for EducationIn her capacity as Vice Chairman for Education, Dr. Shin will oversee the departmental fellowship programs, in addition to the residency training program. She will also expand her involvement with medical students, particularly those who are interested in pursuing a...
July 12, 2016
Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian and NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, have been awarded a grant from the NIH worth $4 million in the first year of funding to improve physicians' ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. The grant, which could total $46.5 million over five years, will enable researchers to enroll patients in the Cohort Program of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) in order to better understand the genetic and other...
June 28, 2016
Want to Ease Tensions in the Middle East? Science Diplomacy Can Help   by David Hajjar, PhD Editor's Note: For those of us focused on the Middle East, the bad news seems unending: war, terrorism, poor governance, and other problems plague the region and stump U.S. policymakers. But the United States might do better if it used additional tools. Science diplomacy is one such tool: it can be less controversial and highly effective, leveraging a U.S. area of strength. David Hajjar, a veteran science diplomat himself who is a senior non-resident fellow here at Brookings, makes the case for...
June 16, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Domenick J. Falcone who was named to the Senior List during Convocation on May 24 by the Class of 2016. The Senior List recognizes 16 faculty members who have made a commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Domenick J. Falcone, PhD (top right)Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
June 8, 2016
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Matthew Greenblatt in receiving a DOD grant. The award is $50k per year for two years and will allow Dr. Greenblatt to branch the research in his laboratory in a new direction. Matthew Greenblatt, MD, PhDAssistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine The focus of these studies will be on establishing a role of MEKK2-ERK signaling in the skeletal pathology found in neurofibromatosis (NF) type 1 patients. His proposed studies will provide important new information about the biology of NF and reveal potential new drug targets to treat this...
May 5, 2016
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jihye Paik on receiving a Kellen Junior Faculty Award. This award provides $50,000 of support and was made possible by a generous donation to WCM from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. With this, the Dean’s office established the Kellen Junior Faculty Award to provide support to outstanding junior female faculty, especially those with child care responsibilities. Jihye Paik, PhDAssistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Dr. Paik will use this award to initiate studies on the role of the FOXO transcription factor in regulating...
April 26, 2016
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Barry Sleckman, MD, PhD to Executive Vice Chairman for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, a newly created position in the Department effective April 22, 2016.  Dr. Sleckman will continue to serve in the capacity as Vice Chairman for Experimental Pathology. Barry Sleckman, MD, PhDExecutive Vice Chairman for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine In his capacity as Executive Vice Chairman, Dr. Sleckman will support me in overseeing all matters related to space development, faculty recruitment, education and the clinical enterprise. Dr....
April 25, 2016
Congratulation to Dr. David Hajjar on his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This year the Academy elected 213 new members including some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders. David P. Hajjar, PhDProfessor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Dr. Hajjar has been a faculty member in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine since 1981. During this time his laboratory has made many important contributions to our current understanding of basic vascular biology and the...
April 12, 2016
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ethel Cesarman on being inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

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