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Renowned Clinician-Scientist Dr. Barbara Hempstead Awarded Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award

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Video of Weill Cornell Medicine Honors Dr. Barbara Hempstead

Dr. Barbara Hempstead, dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, has been awarded Weill Cornell Medicine’s Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award.

The Weill Award was established in 2018 to...

Scientists Build the First Global Database and Roadmap for CAR Therapy Clinical Trials

Dr. Chris Mason

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have built the first global database of clinical trials testing a rapidly expanding approach to cancer treatment that involves genetically modifying immune cells to recognize specific targets on a patient’s cancer cells and attack them. By analyzing the approach, called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies, the scientists designed a “therapeutic roadmap” that identifies all current therapies as well as additional cancers that can be treated with them....

Dr. Mildred Rust (MD ’56) Raises Awareness for Medical Student Mental Health

Dr. Mildred Rust (MD ’56) Raises Awareness for Medical Student Mental Health at Weill Cornell Medicine Conference

Dr. Mildred Rust, a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College’s class of 1956, doesn’t often attend Weill Cornell Medicine events, but says it was important that she attend the first-ever National Conference on Medical Student Mental Health and Well-Being. Over the course of two days in September, the symposium drew more than 350 medical...

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