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September 23, 2021
NEW YORK, NY. Sept. 21. Today, the Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of its largest grant to date, the Global Team Science Award, which will fund international, multidisciplinary research teams to unravel lupus heterogeneity with the goal of leading to new personalized treatment approaches. The two 2021 awards will enable the work of teams led by internationally renowned lupus researchers Virginia Pascual, MD, Drukier Director of the Gale and Ira Drukier...
Drukier Prize Award
September 22, 2021
NEW YORK (Sept. 22, 2021) — Dr. Erick Forno, a physician-scientist who investigates the risk factors and genomic mechanisms underlying childhood asthma, has been awarded the sixth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research, Weill Cornell Medicine announced today.
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August 12, 2021
The autoimmune disease lupus may be triggered by a defective process in the development of red blood cells (RBCs), according to a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. The discovery could lead to new methods for classifying and treating patients with this disease.
Dr. David Lyden. Photo credit: Ashley Jones
April 23, 2021
Weill Cornell Medicine physician-scientist Dr. David Lyden, whose research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about how cancer spreads, has been elected into the esteemed Association of American Physicians. Dr. Lyden, the Stavros S. Niarchos Professor in Pediatric Cardiology and a member of the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health at Weill Cornell Medicine, joins six dozen other distinguished physician-scientists from the United States, Canada and other countries as a 2021...
Dr. David Lyden and Dr. Oleh Akchurin
March 23, 2021
We are pleased to announce the appointment of David C. Lyden, M.D, Ph.D. as Director and Oleh Akchurin, M.D., Ph.D. as Associate Director of the newly launched Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) in the Department of Pediatrics. Physician-scientist development is a multi-faceted process that requires extensive mentoring and guidance throughout an individual’s career, but particularly during periods of intensive clinical training, such as fellowship and residency. Building a departmental...
November 19, 2020
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has brought distinct challenges to the care of children and adolescents globally. Unusually for a respiratory viral infection, children and adolescents are at much lower risk from symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) than any other age group. The near-global closure of schools in response to the pandemic reflected the reasonable expectation from previous respiratory virus outbreaks that children would be a key...
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November 1, 2020
The Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City is proud to announce a call for nominations for the Sixth Annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research.
October 20, 2020
Congratulations to M. Virginia Pascual, MD, recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Basic/Translational Investigator Award. Dr. Pascual is Director of the Drukier Institute for Children’s Health and Ronay Menschel Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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