News & Highlights
The Employee Recognition Review Committee (R3) of the Department of Medicine (DOM) completed its first bimonthly review of all nominees. The program, which honors outstanding service by DOM employees, named Nadine Miranda, Senior Patient Coordinator, Iris Cantor Women's Center, as the top "Star Performer" of this first review cycle. Read More
For excellence in cancer research, Dr. Lewis Cantley, the Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor in Oncology Research and Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine, received an Inaugural $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The award was given to Dr. Cantley for his landmark discovery of the signaling pathway phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K). Read the New York Times Article
On the Heels of Breakthrough Test for Kidney Transplant Patients the First International Nephrology Conference is Held in Qatar
As guest speaker, Dr. Manikkam Suthanthiran recently attended the "first ever" Nephrology Conference held in Qatar. The event was covered in The Peninsula, a Qatar newspaper featuring local news with a global vision. Dr. Suthanthiran was quoted in the article on a recent groundbreaking “non-invasive” test for kidney transplant patients that he and his team developed in their laboratory. Read More | Click for Landmark Paper in Transplantation (Suthanthiran Lab)
The ad hoc committee for the Department of Medicine Seed Grant for Innovative Research reviewed numerous outstanding applications for 2012. The three recipients are Dr. Jennifer Downs, Dr. Duane Hassane, and Dr. Yariv Houvras. Each recipient will receive a one-year seed grant in the amount of $50,000. Click for research project titles and the exciting research underway in the fields of HIV, acute myeloid leukemia, and genetics. Full Story
Dr. John P. Leonard, a hematologist and oncologist and an internationally recognized expert in lymphoma, shared his knowledge--as well as a hopeful vision for the future--in the January 2013 issue of Westchester Magazine, which listed its Top 8 Game Changers in Westchester. Read Full Story. Click here for Game Changers 2013 List.
Click here for The Cancer Buster (Dr. Leonard) Article.