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Dr. Sallie Permar Appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital

NEW YORK (September 17) — Dr. Sallie Permar, an eminent physician-scientist who focuses on the treatment and prevention of neonatal viral infections, has been appointed chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and pediatrician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, effective Dec. 1.

Study Identifies Abnormal Gene Activity in Distinct Subsets of Immune Cells in Lupus

Abnormal immune activity in lupus, a chronic disease that can cause rashes, fatigue, joint pain, and kidney failure, seems to occur mostly in small subsets of immune cells in patients, potentially enabling better targeting for future treatments, according to a study from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

Tiny Protein Packages Released from Cells May Serve as Biomarkers for Early Blood-Based Cancer Diagnosis

Tiny packets called extracellular vesicles and particles (EVPs), released by cancer and immune cells, contain specific proteins that may serve as reliable biomarkers for diagnosing early-stage cancer, according to investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Mapping systemic lupus erythematosus heterogeneity at the single-cell level

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) display a complex blood transcriptome whose cellular origin is poorly resolved. Using single-cell RNA sequencing, we profiled ~276,000 peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 33 children with SLE with different degrees of disease activity and 11 matched controls. Increased expression of interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) distinguished cells from children with SLE from healthy control cells.

Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research Awarded to Two Leading Pediatric Physician-Scientists

NEW YORK (July 30)—Dr. Sallie Permar, a physician-scientist who investigates the prevention and treatment of neonatal viral infections, and Dr. Stephen Patrick, a neonatologist focused on the impact of the opioid epidemic on pregnant women and infants, have been jointly awarded the fifth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research, Weill Cornell Medicine announced today.

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