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Research Dean's Office

Mission Statement

The research enterprise at Weill Cornell Medicine aims to foster groundbreaking discoveries in basic, translational, and clinical research.  In an era of rapid growth and new program development, we are committed to serving the needs of our faculty and young scientists, to training the next generation of established investigators, and to bridging the gap between fundamental new knowledge and clinical care.

Dean's Statement

Welcome to Research at Weill Cornell Medicine! 

As Senior Associate Dean for Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, my goal is to provide the best possible physical and intellectual environment for conducting world-class research at our institution.  As we tackle pivotal questions in fundamental, translational, and clinical science, we strive toward insights and discoveries that will improve human health and well-being.  In this effort, our approach is to complement the creativity, drive, and collaborative spirit of our investigators with state-of-the-art resources and supportive environments.

I am proud to recognize all of our outstanding faculty, students, and trainees for their remarkable expertise and dedication.  In addition, I am grateful to our superb research staff for their tireless commitment to the research enterprise.  We are establishing powerful partnerships across our increasingly global and interdisciplinary campus with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar, The Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and the Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston. We are collaborating with colleagues in biology, engineering, computer science, chemistry, and veterinary medicine at our sister campuses at Cornell in Ithaca and at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island.  At the same time, research is growing rapidly within our own Upper East Side campus.  An enterprise of this complexity requires an organized, user-friendly, and responsive infrastructure. The following webpages are intended to provide rapid and easy access to an array of research resources and tools. 

The new millennium has ushered in an era of rapid evolution in science and medicine.  Now, more than ever, biomedical research must flow seamlessly between the lab bench and the bedside.  We are grounded in the belief that fundamental discovery enables clinical innovation, and that the individual patient’s experience informs the course of science.  Within this paradigm, transformative advances will arise from both multidisciplinary, team-based approaches and creative, investigator initiated inquiry.  Join us in this new adventure at Weill Cornell Medicine, as we build upon a history of great achievements to create an even greater legacy for the future. 

Hugh Hemmings, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean of Research
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology
Joseph F. Artusio, Jr. Professor of Anesthesiology

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