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Research Highlights

Discover the scientific breakthroughs and patents coming out of our department. 


Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program 2019–2020 Awards

June 1, 2020

Three distinguished fellows have been awarded prizes for outstanding final presentations as part of the Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program, 2019–2020.

Dr. Melissa Rose, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, received first place for her project on outpatient integration of care for pediatric gastrostomy patients. Dr. Lisa Roth, assistant professor of...

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Awards & Achievements

Weill Cornell Medicine Wins Second Annual HEED Award for Diversity and Inclusion

November 4, 2019

In recognition of its outstanding continued commitment to diversity and inclusion, Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the second year in a row.

INSIGHT Into Diversity is the largest and oldest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Weill Cornell Medicine is among 43 health professional schools and centers to win this year’s award, which the magazine will...

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Dr. Rainu Kaushal Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2019

Dr. Rainu Kaushal, chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine and physician-in-chief of healthcare policy and research at NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for her outstanding achievements and exceptional service in medical sciences, healthcare and public health. 

NAM members are...

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Scientific Highlights

Comprehensive Mandates for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Reduce Opioid Prescriptions and Hospital Use

September 3, 2019

States that require prescribers and dispensers to register with and use prescription drug monitoring programs saw notably fewer opioid prescriptions and reduced opioid-related hospital use compared to states with weak drug monitoring program mandates, according to a new study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. The approximate annual reduction of about 12,000 inpatient stays and 39,000 emergency department visits...

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Scientific Breakthroughs
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Utilization Variation In Military Versus Civilian Care: Evidence From TRICARE

August 12, 2019

In a Health Affairs study, Dr. Amelia Bond and colleague compare geographic variation in health care use between a military system and a civilian system. Read more here

Scientific Breakthroughs

Trends in Foster Care Entry Among Children Removed From Their Homes Because of Parental Drug Use, 2000 to 2017

July 19, 2019

Study in JAMA Pediatrics notes the steady rise in foster care cases due to parental drug use and how it coincides with increasing trends in opioid use and overdose deaths. Read more here

Scientific Breakthroughs

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