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Kimberly Rickman, MD-PhD student, will defend her thesis Molecular Characterization of Novel Mutations in Fanconi Anemia Patients, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:30pm in the Carson Family Auditorium on The Rockefeller University Campus. There will be a tea preceeding the lecture in the same location.Kimberly is doing her research in Professor Agata Smogorzewska's lab at Rockefeller University. 
Diana Wang, PhD Defense
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION LECTUREPIP4K has a Catalytic Independent Role in Modulating PIP5K and the PI3K Pathway. by DIANA GRACE WANG
Krista Dubin, PhD Thesis Defense
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION LECTUREMicrobial Dynamics During Gut Inflammation and Infection.byKRISTA ALEXANDRA DUBINCandidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 
Mentoring Academy Established at Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine has established a new Mentoring Academy that is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of healthcare leaders. Dr. Ruth Gotian, a highly regarded academic administrator and educator, has been appointed assistant dean for mentoring and will lead the academy as its executive director.
As second year medical students, Nathan Liu and David Westfall had a recurring problem when they studied together: how to describe what they were seeing on X-rays and other images if they weren’t working side-by-side.
Gateways Alumni John A. Campbell Awarded UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Fellow
Gateways alumni John Campbell, '09 has just been awarded the UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Fellow. John was one of 15 students that was selected for this highly competitive award. John is extremely appreciative of his summer Gateways to the Laboratory experience and thanks the Gateways Program administration by stating, "I am both humbled and honored at this immense opportunity with which I have been presented. I do not take it lightly...
Many successful researchers cite the influence of a mentor who inspired and advised them—and that’s especially true for Dr. Kevin O’Rourke, PhD ’17. Even though he’s still an MD-PhD student, Dr. O’Rourke cites numerous people who have helped guide him on his path.
Agata Smogorzewska, MD, PhD (class of 2003) and current faculty member at The Rockefeller University is a new member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry Editorial Board.
For the first time in the program’s history, there are now two Tri-Institutional MD-PhD students who have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.  Alexendar Pérez, who created a software package for DNA researchers, joins this year’s list. Pérez and 2017 list honoree Kevin O’Rourke, who studies the genetic causes of colon cancer, discussed their experiences with the program and how it contributed to their success.
Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D., awarded the NIH Director's Early Independence Award
Gateways alumnus Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D., has been recently awarded the NIH Director's Early Independence Award for his project Antibody Therapeutics for Human Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Prevention of Late Neurological Syndromes.