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Kicking Off 2020 with Weill Cornell Medicine Holiday Mixer 

Department of Pediatrics Vice Chair of Diversity Dr. Joy Howell and other members of the Department of Pediatrics attended Weill Cornell Medicine's Diversity Holiday Mixer on January 7th, 2020.  Co-sponsored by the Weill Department of Medicine, the Diversity Center of Excellence of the Cornell Center for Health Equity, and the Dean's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the festive and very well-attended event included trainees, faculty, and many other members of diversity leadership. (1/7/2020)

Dr. Anjali Rajadhyaksha attends the WCM Diversity Holiday Mixer

Dr. Elaine Barfield Inducted as a Fellow at New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)

Elaine Barfield, M.D. has been inducted as a Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) this month. Dr. Barfield is a pediatric gastroenterologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine as well as assistant attending pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  NYAM Fellows are elected by their peers, from across the medical and health professions, and other disciplines affecting health.  The New York Academy of Medicine are champions for health equity, tackling barriers that prevent people from living a healthy life. (11/2019)

Dr. Barfield at New York Academy of Medicine being inducted as a fellow Dr. Barfield at NYAM during induction as Fellow

Weill Cornell Medicine Unveils Paintings of Four Diversity Leaders

Members of the Weill Cornell Medicine community gathered on Oct. 25 in Griffis Faculty Club to celebrate the unveiling of a set of paintings depicting four icons of diversity and inclusion efforts at the institution. Dr. Daniel Laroche, M.D. ’92, his wife Marjorie Laroche and his cousin Marie Claude Brutus commissioned the paintings from the Haitian artist Junior Jacques to recognize the seminal contributions of Drs. James Curtis, Elizabeth Wilson-Anstey, Bruce Ballard, and Carlyle Miller, M.D. ’75 to Weill Cornell Medicine’s efforts to attract and retain underrepresented minorities in medicine.  See full story

Dr. Elaine Barfield Receives NMA's Top Health Care Professionals Under 40 Award

Elaine Barfield, M.D. received the National Medical Association (NMA)’s Top Health Care Professionals Under 40 award at the opening ceremony of the NMA annual convention in Honolulu. Dr. Barfield is a pediatric gastroenterologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine as well as assistant attending pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  She serves as the NMA Region I Scientific Program Chair and is the Vice President for the Manhattan Central Medical Society, a local affiliate of the NMA.  (6/27-6/31/2019)

Dr. Elaine Barfield receives the NMA award.

Department Climate Survey

The Department of Pediatrics is inviting all faculty to participate in its latest diversity climate survey, which will assist the Department in measuring progress over time as well as inform our discussion at Diversity Town Hall on Friday, 4/26 (12pm in A-250). 
LINK: Complete the Diversity Climate Survey

New Publication: Dr. Elaine Barfield Co-Author of JAMA Article: Management of Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Dr. Elaine Barfield and Dr. Michelle W. Parker provide a synopsis of the updated guideline for management of Pediatric GERD by NASPGHAN and ESPGHAN. (3/18/19)

WCM Receives $2.7 Million to Fund Diversity Center of Excellence

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a Diversity Center of Excellence dedicated to increasing the number of minority physicians in academic medicine. (9/28/18)

Role Model: Fewer Men of Color are Pursuing Medicine—but Dr. Maurice Hinson who was the First in his Family to go to College, Aims to Change That

Learn more about internist Dr. Hinson, who founded Weill Cornell Medicine’s Black and Latino Men in Medicine Initiative and a recipient of WCM's 2018 Pioneer in Diversity Awards— in this Weill Cornell Medicine spotlight article. (9/26/2018)

Dr. Laura Riley Appointed Obstetrician-in-Chief and Department Chair

Dr. Laura Riley, a renowned obstetrician who specializes in obstetric infectious disease, has been appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine and obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective Oct. 1. In her new role, Dr. Riley will lead the state-of-the-art NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, which will comprise the top five-and-a-half floors of the NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center when the NYP Cohen Hospital opens in 2020. (7/30/18)

Dr. Joy Howell awarded healthcare leadership fellowship

Dr. Joy Howell was recently awarded a Healthcare Leadership Fellowship by Weill Cornell Medicine and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization. The fellowship helps physicians to develop skills as physician-leaders.  (4/30/18)

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