News and Highlights
Department Faculty and Students Honored for Excellence
Dr. Erika Abramson Receives Excellence in Teaching Award
Erika Abramson, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Healthcare Policy and Research, received an Excellence in Teaching award for her role in teaching Medicine, Patients and Society I.
Drs. Ziyad Mahfoud and Laith Abu-Raddad Receive Excellence in Teaching Awards in Qatar
Ziyad Mahfoud, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Director of Health Quantitative Sciences at the Department of Global and Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College/Qatar and WCMC-Q Associate Director of the Biostatistics Research Core, received an Excellence in Teaching award for his role in teaching Medicine, Patients and Society I.
Laith Abu-Raddad, PhD, Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research/Qatar and Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Biomathematics Research Core, received an Excellence in Teaching award for his role in the fourth-year courses and Clinical Clerkships.
The presentation ceremony was held at WCMC/Q.
Weill Cornell Medical Students Receive Public Health Prizes
The Elise Strang L'Esperance Prize in Public Health is awarded to the female student in the graduating class who best reflects the attributes and values of Dr. Elise Strang L'Esperance, who graduated from the Women's Medical College of The New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1901. Dr. L'Esperance served on the faculty of Cornell University Medical College for over forty years. She and her sister, May Strang, founded the Strang Cancer Prevention Clinics at Memorial Hospital and The New York Infirmary in memory of their mother. Jessica Beth Rubin received this year's Elise Strang L'Esperance Prize in Public Health.
The George G. Reader Prize in Public Health was endowed in 1992 by friends and colleagues of Dr. George Reader '43, who served as Chairman of the Department of Public Health from 1972 to 1992. A cash prize is given to the graduating student(s) who, in the judgment of the Department's faculty, shows the most promise in the field of public health. This year's George G. Reader Prize in Public Health was awarded to Eleanor Hope Emery and Miheer Sane.
The students received the awards at the Weill Cornell Medical Convocation.
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