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Weill Cornell Medicine has established a new Office of International Affairs that will unify the institution’s portfolio of international activities and strategically plan future international collaborations. Dr. Michael G. Stewart, an esteemed clinician and leader, has been appointed senior associate dean for international affairs and affiliations and is leading both the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Affiliations, which...

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The first and largest genetic association study in the Middle East revealed genetic variations that are specific to the Qatari population, a group of researchers at Qatar Foundation reported Feb. 23 in Nature Communications.

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With highly qualified doctors needed now more than ever, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) welcomed its new cohort of incoming students with a comprehensive three-day orientation program – delivered fully online this year for the first time in the institution’s history.

With measures to control the spread of the coronavirus still in place, new students logged in remotely to meet one another, interact with faculty and staff, and learn study and ITS skills designed to help them excel...

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Medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar have answered a call from the government’s Ministry of Public Health for volunteers to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eighteen WCM-Q students and one recent graduate signed up to help the Ministry of Public Health in its work to contain the effects of the coronavirus in four key areas: risk communication; guidelines and standard operating procedures; investigation; and contact tracing.


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As the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic moves to Latin America and Africa, Weill Cornell Medicine faculty based in Haiti, a country hard hit by natural disasters and poverty, have developed lessons on what low-resourced countries can do to address and treat the outbreak on the ground.

Anticipating the surge in cases, health workers quickly scaled up the medical and public health response, reports ...

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An intensive, one-year, lifestyle-modification treatment for type 2 diabetes patients, featuring a low-calorie diet and physical exercise, resulted in a large average weight loss, and remission of diabetes for most patients, in a clinical trial led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar.

In the study, whose results appear in the June issue of Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, the...

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A drug that blocks a male hormone receptor prolonged life by nearly a year compared with the placebo in men with nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to the final analysis of the results of an international, multi-center Phase 3 clinical trial led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian...

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Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar on May 6 celebrated the dedication and hard work of some of the world’s newest doctors as the Class of 2020 received their Cornell University medical degrees during commencement.               

The institution hosted the ceremony virtually to observe physical distancing rules for the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop the graduates’ friends and family, along with WCM-Q faculty and staff, from logging in to watch each of the new doctors receive their...

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Weill Cornell Medicine, in collaboration with the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida and the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil, has been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate ways to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers in people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Together, investigators at these three institutions comprise the “Multinational Partnership...

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Weill Cornell Medicine and GHESKIO have received a two-year $158,000 grant from LINKS to support the institutions’ work addressing high blood pressure in Haiti’s most vulnerable communities.

LINKS, an online community and resource-sharing platform that connects people working to improve cardiovascular health around the world, awarded its second round of grants Nov. 7 to 18 organizations...

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