NYC faculty discuss equity, community ownership

Faculty in Cornell’s Action Research Collaborative (ARC) joined New York City and State policymakers and community members for ARC’s second symposium on June 22. The annual symposium is an opportunity for researchers, policymakers and community stakeholders to share their knowledge and advance equity in areas like nutrition and health, housing and social services, and youth development. 

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International team develops new vaccine distribution model

A new vaccine distribution model expands the concept of vaccine coverage to include vaccinated person-days, which prioritize both the number of people vaccinated and the speed of getting shots into arms. 

Wildfire smoke downwind affects health, wealth and mortality

Smoke particulates from wildfires could lead to between 4,000 and 9,000 premature deaths and cost $36 to $82 billion per year in the U.S., according to research by Cornell and a university in China.

Federal program inadvertently promotes costlier drugs

A new study investigated whether the structure of the 340B Drug Pricing Program inhibits the use of biosimilar medications, which are medically equivalent but not identical to original biologic drugs due to production differences.

Google, Cornell to partner in online security initiative

Cornell is one of four higher-education institutions in a new $12 million partnership with Google aimed at establishing New York City as the world leader in cybersecurity.

Shawon Debnath honored with Breakout Award

Shawon Debnath, a research associate in pathology and laboratory medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been honored with a 2023 Tri-Institutional Breakout Award for Junior Investigators. 

Cornell Tech launches new product, technology leadership program

Cornell Tech in New York City will host the Product and Tech Executive Leadership Program in September.

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Health care subsidies for all immigrants a must: analysis

Recent uncertainties regarding the legal status of the DACA program underscore the urgency for policymakers to reassess long-standing restrictions on government-sponsored health care subsidies for immigrants.

Dr. Robert Harrington named dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Robert A. Harrington, a cardiologist and chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University, has been named the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University.