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Health tech pioneer Deborah Estrin named MacArthur fellow

Deborah Estrin, professor of computer science at Cornell Tech and of healthcare policy and research at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded a 2018 MacArthur Foundation fellowship for her innovative work using mobile devices and data to address social challenges.

Speed Conference at Cornell Tech examines the pace of a digital world

The Sept. 28-29 Speed Conference, part of Cornell Tech’s new Digital Life Initiative, drew faculty from New York City and Ithaca to explore how humans can keep up with computers’ speed.

Weill Cornell Medicine receives $2.7M grant for Diversity Center of Excellence

Weill Cornell Medicine was awarded a $2.7 million grant to establish a Diversity Center of Excellence to increase the number of minority physicians in academic medicine.

Cornell hosts climate change events at Climate Week NYC

Faculty and industry partners will gather Sept. 28 at the Cornell Club-New York for a discussion about new clean energy technologies.

Digital guide encourages ‘moonshot’ thinking to improve NYC

Cornell Tech has partnered with New York City on designing the NYCx Moonshot Launchpad, a downloadable guide for defining ambitious solutions to urban problems.

Grants create community-engaged opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded nearly $840,000 to 21 teams of faculty and community partners integrating community engagement into majors and minors.

Cornell Food Venture Center helps company bring Indian sauces to US

The Cornell Food Venture Center helped the company Masala Mama bring its four all-natural Indian simmer sauces to market.

Cornell Tech startup to help kids with autism raises $1.13M

A startup founded at Cornell Tech digitizing the way teachers chart autistic children’s progress has raised $1.13 million in venture capital and will work with more than a dozen clinic chains and autism schools in the coming year.

Gift establishes Friedman Center for Nutrition and Inflammation

With a $7.5 million gift from the Friedman Family Foundation, Weill Cornell Medicine has established a cross-campus center dedicated to improving human health through research in the complex relationship between nutrition, inflammation and the development of disease.