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Diversity

  • We in the Department of Neurology highly prioritize fostering an inclusive environment for students, trainees, and faculty from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  We also place premium value on serving a diverse patient population not only from New York, but world-wide.
  • We actively partner with New York Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine on many institution wide initiatives to connect to our diverse communities and to understand the influence of sociodemographic factors in clinical care and in research.  Programs include working with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Weill Cornell and the Diversity Center of Excellence of the Cornell Center for Health Equity including “Make Your Match” and GME Welcome Back diversity events.
  • We prioritize the annual Diversity Week where we invite Grand Rounds speakers to present and hold workshops on gender and diversity disparities in neurology.
  • Faculty members also participate in local and national advocacy initiatives in the American Academy of Neurology, the New York State Neurological Society, and many subspecialty societies to ensure patients from all backgrounds with neurological disorders receive the care they deserve.
  • Our Department features a Women in Neurology group to provide a regular venue for mentorship in professional and social settings.
  • Many of our faculty members and academic divisions feature scholarly work focusing on the influence of patient backgrounds on neurological disease.
    • Examples include the Women’s Brain Initiative and studies by the Clinical & Translational Neuroscience Unit (CTNU) on the role of gender and race in stroke diagnosis and treatment.
    • A total of 71 active research protocols involve diverse and important studies in neuro-oncology, stroke, dementia, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, and other areas.  Our infrastructure comprises a Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Claire Henchcliffe, M.D., D.Phil., and a Clinical Trials Director, Blagovest Nikolov, M.D. with a dedicated Neurology Clinical and Translational Research Committee comprising faculty representing each subspecialty area and representatives of the Residency Research Council.  This committee aims to promote success of ongoing and future clinical trials, with a focus on efficiency of clinical study set up, implementation, recruitment, and retention.
GME Diversity Welcome Back 2019

The GME Diversity Welcome Back event in 2019, featuring participation from our neurology house staff.

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