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Tri-I MD-PhD student Sarah Schrader has been awarded an F30 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for her work on elucidating mechanisms of antibiotic tolerance in Mycobacteria in Weill Cornell Medicine's Nathan Lab.
Ross Levine, MD, the Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, has been named as the 2018 William Dameshek Prize winner by The American Society of Hematology. The William Dameshek Prize is awarded to an early- or mid-career hematologist who has made a recent outstanding contribution to the field of hematology. 
Daniel Kramer, a fourth-year student in the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, has received a 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship in the discipline of Biosciences, sponsored by the US Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR).Kramer is completing his PhD studies in genetics and metabolic disease in the laboratory of Paul Cohen, MD, PhD at The Rockefeller University. 
The National Academy of Medicine has named a Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program alumnus, Sandeep Kishore, MD, PhD, MSc, and a current Tri-Institutional faculty member, Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD, as 2018-2019 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine. 
Gustav Cederquist, Thesis Defense
MD-PhD Student Gustav Cederquist will defend his thesis Dissecting the Complex Landscape of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells on Wednesday, July 18th in the Zuckerman Auditorium (on the first floor of the Zuckerman Research Center) at 10am.Gustav conducted his research in the lab of Dr. Lorenz Studer of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Kara Maxwell, Tri-Institutional MD PhD graduating class of 2007, has joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the Department of Medicine and Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Maxwell is a board certified Medical Oncologist who performs clinical services in the area of Cancer Risk Evaluation. Her research interests are in cancer genetics and in the translation of genetic data into improved management of individuals with cancer.
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.