The Office of International Affairs (OIA) serves as the front door for international initiatives. Its mission is to engage international activities to provide opportunities for our students, trainees and faculty, to improve health, education, and research in the world, to extend and enhance our impact, and to benefit both our international partners and Weill Cornell.

The OIA is pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual Learning Institute, a comprehensive online training library for healthcare organizations to access first-class medical education anywhere and anytime. Click here to learn more.

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Faculty Spotlight

Weill Cornell Medicine is proud to encourage and promote Global Health Initiatives from our faculty and provides clinicians and clinician scientists with the freedom to pursue humanitarian work, education and research abroad.

Douglas Nixon
Douglas NixonM.D.
Infectious Disease
Project Locations
Brazil, Mexico, Canada

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The Global Initiatives Team under the OIA has vast experience in facility, clinical and educational program development that involve a strategic and culturally sensitive approach. With the launch of our new Virtual Online Institute for remote learning, we look forward to growing our reach.


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