3 DEAN’S MESSAGE
Comments from Dean Augustine M. K. Choi, MD
4 WORLDQUANT INITIATIVE FOR QUANTITATIVE PREDICTION
Commencement celebrated in Carnegie Hall. Plus: Koretzky appointed vice dean of
WCM, Nathan leads Graduate School, rehab medicine gets department status, Stewart’s
vice dean role expands, an iconic selfie in the OR, Min to head Physician Organization,
a WCM-Q student in Tanzania, Holzer named chief of pediatric cardiology, four win
young investigators prize in cancer research, and heads of research named.
10 LIGHT BOX
A “game-changing breakthrough” in blood cell generation
12 TALK OF THE GOWN
The brain’s molecular “micromachines.” Plus: Making radiation therapy accessible in
the developing world, program mentors aspiring scientists, David Madoff, MD, saves a
nonagenarian liver cancer patient, Cardiovascular Research Institute aims to spur new
treatments, student trips deepen ties to an alumna’s hospital in India, a chat with Bridge
Medicines CEO William Polvino, MD, and Rebekah Gee, MD ’02, heads Louisiana’s
News of alumni
47 IN MEMORIAM
48 POST DOC
#WeAre WCM: Born in Iran, a 2017 PhD grad already runs her own lab
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