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					Alumni Reunion Weekend Combines Nostalgia and a Look Toward
                        the Future

A whirlwind of activities and warm camaraderie marked the 2004 CUWMC Alumni
Association's Reunion Weekend, Oct. 1 and 2. More than 500 participants, including 303 alumni
and their guests, attended the two-day celebration entitled, "Nostalgia: Looking Back, Thinking
Forward."

The weekend, which also celebrated the centennial of the founding of the Alumni Association,
afforded classmates many opportunities to reconnect informally, while enjoying a full schedule
of events. Highlights included:

• The presentation of the CUWMC Alumni Association Honorary Fellowship Awards to Jack
Barchas, M.D. and Bernice Grafstein, Ph.D., by outgoing president Thomas McGovern, M.D,
'74.
• A diversity-awards presentation dinner featuring author and neuropsychiatrist Hugh Butts,
M.D., and honoring Patricia Treadwell, M.D., '77, and Lytton Williams, M.D., '74, for their work
with underserved communities.
• An address by Dean Antonio Gotto, M.D., D.Phil., on the state of the Medical College.
• Vignettes and reminiscences sponsored by members of the twenty-fifth reunion classes of '78
and '79.
• Keynote talks by Henry Heimlich, M.D., '43 and Jerold Kreisman, M.D., '73.
• A retrospective tribute to Walter Riker Jr., M.D., '43.
• A Cornell trivia quiz show.
• Presentation of Distinguished Achievement Awards by the Center Alumni Council (CAC) to
CAC alumnus Joe Leigh Simpson, as well as more than 20 Distinguished Housestaff Awards.
On Saturday evening, guests attended the reunion gala at the Waldorf=Astoria, and enjoyed a
delicious dinner, fine wines, and visiting and dancing late into the night.

"While reunions help us reconnect with friends from our youth and with an alma mater that has
evolved significantly since our student days, such events also build school spirit and further the
crucial goal of involving alumni as leaders in the college's governance," says Kenneth Swan,
M.D., '60, incoming president of the CUWMC Alumni Association. "Cornell gave me a great
gift, one of immeasurable opportunity. … As we prepare for the 2006 Reunion, I plan to build on
the enthusiasm expressed at this October's events to bolster our momentum."



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   Quarterly Employee Briefing Session with Dean Gotto (Nov. 30)

Dean Antonio Gotto will present his Quarterly Employee Briefing Session on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.
in Uris Auditorium. A question-and-answer session will follow the briefing; all employees of
Weill Cornell Medical College are welcome.


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   Stop By the 14th Medical Complex Art Show (Nov. 18 – Jan. 30)

Dean Antonio Gotto opened the 14th Medical Complex Art Show on Nov. 18 in the Weill
Cornell Medical Library. Stop by to enjoy a wonderful display of artwork contributed by more
than 50 faculty, staff, and students of Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center, the Rockefeller University, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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 Jazz Great Al Gallodoro Gives Medical Students His Prescription
                     for Life and Longevity
When asked his secret for living long and living well, legendary jazz great Al Gallodoro offers a
simple recipe: "steak, a little wine, a positive outlook … and spaghetti at 3 in the morning when
I'm up composing!" At 91 and still performing and teaching, Gallodoro, a master saxophone and
clarinet musician and composer, entertained an appreciative audience that filled Uris Auditorium
on Sept. 8.

Gallodoro's program, jointly sponsored by the Office of the Dean and the Weill Cornell Medical
Student Geriatric Interest Groups, was part of the Humanities and Medicine Series, an effort to
broaden the discussion of medicine and the stories of patients through an appreciation of the arts
and humanities.

Gallodoro talked about his career, which began in Birmingham, Ala., when he "went on the road
at the age of 16." Over the years, he performed with Arturo Toscanini, Leopold Stokowski,
Leonard Bernstein, Percy Faith, and the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. More than 20 musical
arrangements were written specifically for him. Gallodoro also appeared in several films,
including "Rhapsody in Blue," "The Godfather, Part II," and "Strike Up the Band" with Judy
Garland and Mickey Rooney.

He performed a sampling of compositions, and was joined in a spirited duet of "Summertime"
and other pieces with Grammy-award-winning jazz clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera.
In between sets, Dr. Mark Lachs, co-chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Irene F.
and I. Roy Psaty Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine, chatted with the jazz legend, who
regaled the audience with anecdotes about his life and health history.

"I started smoking in 1922, and became a heavy smoker of Lucky Strikes … two to three packs a
day," said Gallodoro, who still retains a razor-sharp memory. "About 1978, I began to feel
winded. On March 25, 1980, at 9:30 at night, I quit smoking. Boom—that was it!

"If I could give up smoking, anyone can. I was a fiend," he added. A self-confessed "vitamin
freak" since the 1930s, Gallodoro still drives and just bought a new car. He attributes his love of
music as "a big part of the secret to my long life" and recently completed a new CD.

Daughter Alice, who accompanied her father, was visibly moved as he played. "Every note he
plays is embedded in my head," she said. "Everything he plays comes from the heart."

A reception followed in the Weill Cornell Medical Library, where the medical students spoke
with Gallodoro, and another special guest – Mrs. Helen Reichert, the oldest living Cornell
University alumnus, who noted, "This is the best jazz I've heard in 102 years!"

"Mr. Gallodoro has a wonderful perspective on life and a wicked sense of humor," said third-
year medical student Tzivia Moreen. "He embodies the concept of aging well, both physically
and mentally. I hope I can be like him at 91!"


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         Dr. Aaron Marcus Receives Prestigious MERIT Award
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has
awarded Dr. Aaron Marcus, professor of medicine and professor of medicine in pathology and
laboratory medicine, the important Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award.
Providing extended grant support to investigators whose scientific contributions are distinctly
superior and who are likely to perform in an outstanding manner, the MERIT Award may be
extended for up to 10 years.

The NHLBI selected Dr. Marcus' grant application for cell-cell interactions in thrombosis in
September, recommending it for the MERIT grant based on the study's recognized importance
and special promise. Dr. Marcus' previous record of outstanding scientific achievement also
contributed to his selection for the award.

Faculty from Weill Cornell and other institutions alike extended their warm congratulations to
Dr. Marcus for his impressive achievement. "This award is a testament to the significance and
longevity of your research," said Dr. Antonio Gotto. "We at Weill Cornell Medical College are
proud of your achievements and are honored to work with you."
Said Dr. David Hajjar, dean of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, "You certainly
continue to bring distinction and exemplary scholarship to our institution as you have since
1958."

Dr. Andrew Schafer, chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania,
noted, "The MERIT Award is hardly a surprise because there is no one in American hematology
who deserves it more richly than you. It is wonderful recognition of your brilliant lifelong
achievements, and your remarkable ability to continually create and inspire new lines of high-
impact study."

Dr. Marcus' research on the physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of blood cells and
vessels has spanned nearly 50 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the
International Aspirin Senior Award in 2001 and the 1994 Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for
Distinguished Achievement in Cardiovascular Research. Dr. Marcus' extensive involvement in
veterans' affairs has also garnered him recognition from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
and the William S. Middleton Award from the Veterans Administration.


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     PA Students Offer BP Screenings and More During National
               Physician Assistant Awareness Week

More than 100 people attended a free blood pressure screening on Oct. 4 in the Greenberg Lobby
of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center as part of National Physician
Assistant Awareness Week. Sponsored by the Class of 2005 and 2006 Weill Cornell Physician
Assistant (PA) Program, 24 students participated in the event, administering screenings to more
than 70 staff, patients, and community members. In addition, they provided information on
hypertension, preventive medicine, stroke, and the physician-assistant profession to many more
visitors who passed through the lobby.

Physician assistants are licensed health-care professionals who practice medicine under the
supervision of physicians. As part of their services, PAs conduct physical examinations,
diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgery, and can write prescriptions. The American
Academy of Physician Assistants estimates that, in 2004, PAs managed 206 million patient
visits, up from 192 million in 2003.

"The number of patients being treated by physician assistants continues to grow," says Katherine
Gebhardt, PA-S, vice president of the PA Program student society at Weill Cornell. "We felt it
was important to have a visual presence in the Hospital during PA Awareness Week."

Established in 1973, the Weill Cornell PA program has seen a steady increase in applicants over
the past three years. "Our program is unique," says Luis Garcia, PA-C, clinical coordinator of the
PA program. "Our students receive the same medical education as other programs offer, but
there is also a greater emphasis on surgical training."
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Local High School Students Conduct Lab-Based Summer Research
Now in its sixth year of operation, the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WGSMS)
Outreach Office, directed by Dr. Brian Turner, '02, has committed significant resources to an
ambitious plan aimed at improving the science education of secondary-school students in New
York City. In recent years, the office has worked directly with students to help them gain a
stronger understanding of science and gain a foothold in science and medicine as a career.

This past summer, the Outreach Office collaborated with Dr. Polly Gregor from the Sloan-
Kettering Institute to offer a mentoring program to the Urban Academy Laboratory High School,
a small alternative school with only 120 students who are from predominantly under-represented
minority populations.

In coordination with the science and administrative staff at Urban Academy, the Outreach Office
organized graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and staff of the medical college to tutor and
mentor Urban Academy students for their projects in science and math. In addition, three urban
students who showed promise were selected by school staff to conduct summer intern projects in
the research laboratories at the Sloan-Kettering Institute.

Over the summer break, Chantal Soekhoe, Emily Santiago, and Jadne Williams worked as paid
research assistants in the laboratories of Dr. Polly Gregor and Dr. Frances Weis-Garcia in the
Sloan-Kettering Institute, with wage and research funds obtained through the Sloan-Kettering
SPORE grant. Chantal worked on the production of DNA vaccines, while Emily and Jadne
worked on the production and purification of antibodies specific for some of the cancer projects
going on in the Institute.

By all accounts, the girls' projects were very successful. More importantly, the students came
away with a greater sense of their own self-worth and the knowledge that a career in science is
an obtainable goal. In the words of Jadne, "I really enjoyed this summer. Being able to work in a
real lab and with a professional scientist on an actual experiment that did something for the
scientific community, even if it made a small contribution, was a great experience that was
completely different than any I've ever had. Even if I don't end up working in medicine or
science, I will use the job skills I learned this summer when I move on to college."


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                                   Spotlight on Qatar
• Three-Way Affiliation Agreement Signed on Oct. 11
Taking the next step to formalize the partnership initiated last spring, Weill Cornell Medical
College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Hamad Medical Corporation signed an affiliation
agreement on Oct. 11 to advance and promote medical education, clinical care, and research in
the State of Qatar.

Present for the historic signing were dean of Weill Cornell Medical College Antonio Gotto Jr.,
M.D., D.Phil.; Daniel Alonso, M.D., dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar; Steven
Corwin, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital;
Latifa Al-Houty, Ph.D., chairperson of the Hamad Medical Corporation Board of Directors; and
H.E. Turki Al-Khater, managing director, Hamad Medical Corporation.

While each partner will remain an independent entity, the agreement calls for Hamad Medical
Corporation (HMC) to offer its hospitals and primary health-care facilities as clinical education
training centers for medical students at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. Opportunities
for training and educational exchanges for clinicians, researchers, and students at the three
institutions will also be pursued.

"The agreement signed today will further the exchange of knowledge, the education of future
physicians, and will also provide an excellent level of clinical care, as well as promote increased
cooperation among the institutions in the field of biomedical research," noted Dean Gotto. "The
partnership not only will greatly benefit the Medical College and its students, but also the
hospitals and the people of Qatar."

"It is an honor to be affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian
Hospital," said Dr. Al-Houty. "This step further enhances Qatar's position as a center of
educational excellence."

According to Dr. Corwin, the affiliation agreement assures further cooperation between
clinicians and researchers. "As the University Hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College, with
many chiefs of clinical services in the Hospital holding chairmanships of corresponding
academic departments within the Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian is ideally placed to
work with Hamad and WCMC-Q in developing opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and
training between clinicians and researchers in Doha and New York."

Commenting on the clinical education opportunities for WCMC-Q medical students, Dean
Alonso noted: "This fall, our students will directly observe medicine being practiced in the
Hamad General Hospital and primary health-care centers. Thereafter, they will receive much of
their clinical education in HMC facilities, which offer an excellent breadth of inpatient and
outpatient services."

"We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients," said Dr. Al-Khater.
"We welcome WCMC-Q students as they begin their clinical education, and we look forward to
welcoming them back as physicians in the future."

 • Cheers for Inaugural Class of 2008 at First-Ever White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2008—the inaugural class at WCMC-Q—took place
on Oct. 11 in Doha before an enthusiastic audience of students, parents, faculty, staff, and guests
from Qatar and around the world.
The 16 young physicians-to-be, who entered the four-year medical program last month, donned
the symbolic and traditional white coats with assistance from WCMC-Q medical faculty,
including senior physicians at the Hamad Medical Corporation. Fourteen of the students
successfully completed their pre-medical education at the Medical College, while two are
graduates from U.S. universities.

Dean Gotto addressed the students, noting that they had "crossed a threshold" in their education
and medical career. He also stressed that the mission of the Medical College is to train them to
meet the highest standards of biomedical sciences and humanistic principles, and then invited
them to listen to the reading of the Hippocratic Oath by Dean Alonso.

Dr. Jordan Cohen, president of the Association of American Medical Colleges, delivered the
keynote address to the assembly that also included Qatar's Minister of Finance, H.E. Yousuf
Hussein Kamal, representing Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, wife of the
Emir and chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community
Development. "Medicine is not just a business, but a moral enterprise," said Dr. Cohen, who
noted that the inaugural medical students were privileged to be entering the medical profession at
a pivotal point in history when major developments in information technology give the medical
profession unprecedented access to information. He also added that the revolution in genetics,
offering the prospect of identifying disease before it is manifest, is leading the way to the
practice of truly preventive medicine. The development of stem-cell research, he added, "also
promises to usher in an unimaginable era of regenerative medicine."

Dr. Cohen also presented the medical students with pins from the Arnold P. Gold
Foundation, established in the U.S. in 1988 to promote humanism in medicine.

• The Summer of 2004: WCMC-Q Students Report on U.S. Research Fellowships
Following a summer of pursuing research projects at U.S. college and university labs, 12 first-
year medical students presented a summary of their experiences at the First Annual Medical
Student Research Forum at WCMC-Q on Oct. 7.

Ten students worked with research teams at Cornell University in Ithaca and at Weill Cornell
Medical College, while two conducted research during their undergraduate education at other
U.S. universities.

"It is clear that part of the medical education mission at WCMC-Q is to have a research
component as part of your education here," said Gary Schneider, Ph.D., senior associate dean for
research at WCMC-Q, who opened the forum. Each student then gave a 10-minute presentation
on projects ranging from studying the differentiation of cells in the nematode worm C. elegans
by mapping a specific mutation, to studying the effects of the environmental neurotoxicant
methylmercury in the hippocampus of mice.


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 Campus-to-Campus Bus Service Available for Cornell Community
In response to an overwhelming request for transportation services between the Cornell
University campus in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, a regularly
scheduled express bus service began operation on Sept. 7.

Prior to its launch, President Jeffrey Lehman asked the University's Office of Transportation in
2003 to survey the Cornell community as to the need for such a service and to determine its
feasibility. The findings indicated that bus transportation would fill an unmet need for Cornell
commuters. "This type of service will also promote engagement and interaction among
colleagues, and also help to facilitate interdisciplinary academic pursuits," said President
Lehman.

Operated by a regional provider of high-end transportation, the comfortable, coach-style buses,
with only 21 seats, provide business-class accommodations. The service is available for a fee to a
wide variety of Cornell-associated individuals, including faculty, staff, students, alumni,
recruiters, guest lecturers, prospective students, and University guests. The bus can be used for
business or personal purposes.

"The campus-to-campus bus service fulfills a unique niche in travel needs for Cornell
community members," said William Wendt, Director of Transportation Services, who is also
responsible for the University's fleet operations. "It will be less expensive for the University to
send people down by the busload, allowing them to arrive relaxed, without the hassle and
expense of finding parking. It will also free up our fleet vehicles for other types of trips."

The pilot program is scheduled to run until December 17; plans are to continue it for the spring
semester if the service is utilized and well received. For more information, call the
Transportation Office at (607) 255-4628; for reservations call (607) 255-4284; or visit
www.cbs.cornell.edu/travel/c_to_c.html.


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                          New Appointments in Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Children's Hospital of
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell announced two new appointments this fall. Dr.
Barry Kosofsky, an expert in genetic and intrauterine factors that affect brain development, was
named professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and chief of
the Division of Pediatric Neurology for Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill
Cornell. Dr. Mark Dovey, a specialist in the treatment of pediatric cystic fibrosis, was appointed
assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical College and chief of the Division of
Allergy/Immunology/Pulmonary at the Hospital.
Dr. Kosofsky's interest centers on the impact of maternal substance abuse on brain development.
He was previously associate neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the
Child Neurology Residency Training Program. Dr. Kosofsky currently serves as chair of the
Scientific Selection Committee for the Child Neurological Society, and is the founder and
director of the Substances of Abuse Exposure Follow-Up Clinic.

Dr. Dovey's research focuses on the clinical investigation of disease markers and new therapies
for cystic fibrosis lung disease. Dr. Dovey was previously assistant in pulmonary medicine at
Children's Hospital Boston.

Drs. Kosofsky and Dovey both held teaching positions at Harvard Medical School before coming
to Weill Cornell. "Their demonstrated leadership makes them ideal division chiefs in the
Department of Pediatrics," said Dr. Gerald Loughlin, chairman and the Nancy C. Paduano
Professor of Pediatrics, and pediatrician-in-chief at Weill Cornell.


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                             Awards, Honors, Activities
Dr. Morton Coleman, clinical professor of medicine, was honored with the "Ellen Glesby
Cohen Award" from the Lymphoma Research Foundation on Oct. 19 in New York. The award,
presented during the Foundation's "Discovery Gala" celebration, acknowledges Dr. Coleman's
longstanding contributions in the field of lymphoma research. The award is named after the late
Ellen Glesby Cohen, who established the Lymphoma Research Foundation in 1991.

Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, the Henry R. Erle, M.D. – Roberts Family Professor of Medicine and
professor of medicine in surgery, is the recipient of a grant from the Breast Cancer Research
Foundation (BCRF) for his outstanding achievements in breast cancer research. The grant was
presented at the Oct. 13th Annual BCRF Symposium and "Knockout" Luncheon at the
Waldorf=Astoria Hotel.

Dr. Mark Lachs, professor of medicine, has been named the Irene F. and I. Roy Psaty
Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine. The Professorship was established in 1983 through
the bequest of Mrs. Irene F. Psaty to support the work of an outstanding clinician and teacher at
the Medical Center. Dr. Lachs, who joined Weill Cornell Medical College in 1994, is a leading
expert on geriatrics and has achieved national and international recognition for his contributions
to geriatric research and academics.

Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, professor of medicine, is the editor of the new book, Medication
Adherence in HIV/AIDS, a compilation of reports on the problem of patient compliance with
HIV/AIDS therapy. The book contains more than 30 reports from authorities on antiretroviral
therapy that define the scope of the problem and offer possible solutions. The nearly 400-page
book was published in September 2004 by Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
Dr. Veronica LoFaso, assistant professor of medicine, was awarded the first Joachim
Silbermann Family Clinical Scholar Award in Geriatrics. Dr. LoFaso is the director of Weill
Cornell's Housecalls Program, which allows physicians to visit the homes of elderly patients and
provide care for those unable to see a doctor.

Dr. David Nanus, associate professor of medicine and associate professor of urology, was
appointed the Mark W. Pasmantier Professor of Hematology and Oncology in Medicine. Dr.
Nanus, who also serves as co-chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology in the
Department of Medicine, is an international authority on all types of genitourinary cancers,
including prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer. He is also medical director of the
Genitourinary Oncology Program at Weill Cornell. The Mark W. Pasmantier Professorship of
Hematology and Oncology in Medicine was established in 1990 by a gift from an anonymous
donor to the Medical College to honor Dr. Mark Pasmantier, clinical professor of medicine, for
his extraordinary service to the Division of Hematology and Oncology of the Department of
Medicine and for his dedication as a physician.

Dr. James Nininger, clinical associate professor of psychiatry, was elected speaker of the
Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Nininger is also a distinguished
fellow of the APA, and served as past president of the New York State Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Mark Pochapin, associate professor of clinical medicine, was presented with the Colon
Cancer Alliance (CCA) "Voices Award" at the 4th Annual Colorectal Cancer Conference in
Alexandria, Va. on Oct. 8-10. The award is the highest honor given by the CCA, and is presented
by patients and families affected by colon cancer to individuals for their outstanding contribution
in the fight against the disease.

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez del Pozo, assistant professor of public health at Weill Cornell Medical
College-Qatar, is a co-recipient of the 2004 "Fulvio Pagani Award," the annual award presented
by the Arcor Foundation to support research and policy proposals that contribute to human
development in Latin America. The award recognizes Dr. Rodriguez del Pozo's paper on the
Argentine health-care system, entitled "The Argentine Healthcare Failure: Diagnosis and
Proposals." The paper will be published by the Arcor Foundation as a book in November.

Dr. Linda Vahdat, associate professor of clinical medicine, has been awarded the newly
established Madeline and Stephen Anbinder Clinical Scholar Award in Hematology/Oncology in
honor of Dr. Anne Moore, professor of clinical medicine.


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                             Weill Cornell in the News
The work and achievements of Weill Cornell faculty and students are frequently featured in the
news. Below is a listing of the broadcast, print, and online media – in alpha order by media
outlet – that reference their accomplishments. The listing incorporates information from Oct. 11
through Nov. 12.



BROADCAST MEDIA

ABC Good Morning               Dr. Paul Kligfield         Effect of automobile traffic on cardiac
 America                                                  health

ABC Good Morning               Dr. Rache Simmons          Commentary about the causes,
 America                                                  detection, treatment options, and
                                                          prognosis for breast cancer patients
                                                          (engendered by diagnosis of John
                                                          Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, with breast
                                                          cancer)

ABC News One                   Dr. Eleni Tousimis         Commentary about the causes,
                                                          detection, treatment options, and
                                                          prognosis for breast cancer patients
                                                          (engendered by diagnosis of John
                                                          Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, with breast
                                                          cancer)

ABC World News Sunday          Dr. Nathaniel Hupert       Flu vaccine shortage and tips on
Fox-5                                                     avoiding the flu
NBC Nightly News
MSNBC
WABC-TV

ABC Oprah                      Dr. Gail Saltz             Cheating husbands

BBC                            Dr. Craig Basson           embryonic stem cells correct
                                                          congenital heart defects in an animal
                                                          model (Dr. Basson's study in Oct. 8
                                                          Science)

Business Week Money            Dr. Keith LaScalea         Flu vaccine shortage
 Talks (syndicated TV)
CanWest (Canada)       Dr. Kutluk Oktay      Fertility preservation techniques for
                                             women with cancer (Presentation at
                                             American Society for Reproductive
                                             Medicine—ASRM—meeting)

CBC Radio (Canada)     Dr. Owen Davis        Recent American Society for
                                             Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
                                             meeting: multiple-births issue; how to
                                             produce a single embryo

CBS Early Show         Dr. Alan Manevitz     Defining and treating claustrophobia

CBS Early Show         Dr. Arthur Spielman   Change of seasons and daylight-saving
                                             time can affect sleep

CBS Evening News       Dr. Joseph Fins       Ethics of Internet medicine
                                             (engendered by Colorado case
                                             involving Web site used to match
                                             kidney donors and recipients)

CBS Radio Network      Dr. James Hurley      Thyroid cancer (engendered by
                                             condition of Chief Justice William
                                             Rehnquist)

CHQR Radio (Canada)    Dr. Kutluk Oktay      Ovarian tissue transplant (Drs. Oktay
                                             and Zev Rosenwaks' study in March 9
                                             Lancet; engendered by press release)

CNBC Kudlow & Kramer   Dr. Philip Stieg      Potential benefit of tort reform for
                                             health care (live interview)

CNN                    Dr. JoAnn Difede      Virtual-reality exposure therapy for
                                             PTSD and phobias/fears (engendered
                                             by press release)

CNN/fn                 Dr. Eleni Tousimis    Male breast cancer

Fox-5                  N.A.                  Halloween party at Children's Hospital
                                             of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill
                                             Cornell, whose decorations and crafts
                                             were donated by Martha Stewart
                                             Living Omnimedia Inc.

Fox-5                  Dr. Mark Souweidane   Endoscopic surgery to treat
                                             hydrocephalus
Fox-5                   Dr. Eleni Tousimis      male breast cancer

Fox News                Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld   Elizabeth Edwards' breast cancer
                                                diagnosis

Fox News                Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld   Dr. Rosenfeld answers health
                                                questions in weekly Sunday "House
                                                Calls" segment

Fox News                Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld   Ways to cope with the flu vaccine
                                                shortage

MSNBC                   Dr. Ira Jacobson        WIN-R study showing that a weight-
                                                based dose of REBETOL® (ribavirin,
                                                USP), in combination with PEG-
                                                INTRON® (peginterferon alfa-2b),
                                                was effective in African-American
                                                patients with the most-difficult-to-treat
                                                form of hepatitis C. WIN-R is the
                                                largest prospective study of hepatitis C
                                                to date.

NBC Dateline            Dr. Zev Rosenwaks       News of the birth of twins by a 57-
                                                year-old New York City woman

NBC For Your Health     Dr. Wallace Carter      Ways to prevent catching the flu this
                                                winter season

NBC Nightly News        Dr. Louis Aronne        Results from a clinical trial of the
ABC News                                        weight-loss drug Accomplia
CBS Early Show
WCBS-TV
VNR (Video News
 Release)

NBC Today Show          Dr. Ted Schwartz        Alleged link between mobile phone
                                                use and brain tumors (live interview)

NBC Today Show          Dr. Gail Saltz          Curing children's boredom

NBC Your Total Health   Dr. Neil Sadick         Botox
                        Dr. Robert Grant

NBC Your Total Health   Dr. John Leonard        Symptoms of lymphoma
NPR "Science Friday"   Dr. Carl Nathan         New initiatives needed to address
UPI                                            crisis of antibiotic resistance (Dr.
                                               Nathan's commentary in Oct. 21
                                               Nature; engendered by press release)

NY1                    Dr. Mark Souweidane     On Monday, Nov. 8, 12-year-old
WABC-TV                Dr. Bruce Greenwald     Angel Reyes was released from
WNBC-TV                Dr. Jennifer DiPace     Children's Hospital of NewYork-
WCBS-TV                Dr. Joy Howell          Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, following
Fox-5                                          a dramatic recovery from life-
UPN-9                                          threatening trauma sustained in a car
WB-11                                          accident. After receiving emergency
Channel 41-Telemundo                           care from New York Hospital Queens,
Channel 47-Univision                           a member of the NewYork-
 (national)                                    Presbyterian Healthcare System, the
1010 WINS                                      critically ill boy was transferred to
                                               Weill Cornell's Emergency
                                               Department. At a press conference,
                                               members of his medical team joined
                                               Angel and his family to describe his
                                               treatment. The boy's mother thanked
                                               the Hospital, saying, "The care that
                                               they gave Angel is what helped save
                                               his life…it was absolutely
                                               extraordinary."

NY1                    Dr. Tim Wilkin          Microbicides prevent spread of HIV
                                               (re-broadcast)

NY1                    Dr. Neal Flomenbaum     Health effects of carbon monoxide, in
WNYC-FM                                        the context of a new law requiring
                                               carbon-monoxide detectors in New
                                               York City buildings

NY1                    Dr. Craig Kent          Increase of vascular procedures in the
                                               U.S.

NY1                    Dr. Barbara Bartlik     "Cuddle parties," a new phenomenon
                                               where strangers get together and
                                               cuddle

NY1                    Dr. Barbara Hempstead   Protein mBDNF makes long-term
                                               memory possible (Dr. Hempstead and
                                               Dr. Bai Lu's article in Oct. 15 Science;
                                               engendered by press release)
NY1                          Dr. Philip Stieg        Following the death of actor and
                                                     activist Christopher Reeve, numerous
                                                     media outlets sought commentary
                                                     from our experts. Issues discussed
                                                     included the cause of Mr. Reeve's
                                                     death, his impact on the public's
                                                     understanding of paralysis, and current
                                                     research to treat victims of spinal cord
                                                     injury.

Public Radio International   Dr. Richard Granstein   Latest advances in dermatology
 "Skin Revealed"             Dr. John Carucci
                             Dr. Diane Berson

Telemundo                    Dr. Isaac Kligman       News of the birth of twins by a 57-
                                                     year-old New York City woman

VHA-TV (educational          Dr. Richard Roberts     Antimicrobial resistance in hospital
 video)                                              and community settings


WABC-TV                      Dr. Nathaniel Hupert    Flu vaccine

WABC-TV                      Dr. Maura Frank         Flu vaccine shortage and tips on
                                                     avoiding the flu

WABC-TV                      Dr. Zev Rosenwaks       On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 400 patients
                                                     and their children joined physicians
                                                     and staff from NewYork-
                                                     Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Center
                                                     for Reproductive Medicine and
                                                     Infertility (CRMI) to celebrate the
                                                     10,000th baby successfully conceived
                                                     through in vitro fertilization since the
                                                     founding of the Center in 1989. CRMI
                                                     is one of the few centers worldwide to
                                                     achieve such a milestone.

WB-11                        Dr. Margaret Altemus    Comment on Yale Science study
                                                     finding stress triggers brain enzyme
                                                     that impairs short-term memory

WCBS-AM 880                  Dr. Alan Manevitz       Citywide depression after Yankee
                                                     pennant loss
WCBS-AM 880                Dr. Gail Saltz        Sex and happiness

WCBS-TV                    Dr. Mark Pochapin     Young women and colon cancer

Wall Street Journal This   Dr. Arthur Spielman   Lack of sleep leads to stress
Morning (Syndicated
radio)

WCBS Radio                 Dr. Gail Saltz        This year's Women's Health
                                                 Symposium, entitled "Stress: Rx Part
                                                 II—Sex, Mood and the Brain," to
                                                 benefit the Iris Cantor Women's
                                                 Health Center

WMCA-Radio (570 AM)        Dr. Timothy Wilkin    HIV in the U.S.

WNBC-TV                    Dr. Mark Pochapin     Heath-care policy

WNBC-TV                    Dr. Lewis Drusin      Flu vaccine shortage and tips on
                                                 avoiding the flu

WNYC-Radio (93.9 FM)       Dr. Mark Lachs        Prevalence and treatment of elder
                                                 abuse (Dr. Lachs and Dr. Karl
                                                 Pillemer's review article in Oct. 2
                                                 Lancet; engendered by press release)

WRTN Radio (93.5 FM)       Dr. Roger Hartl       FDA's approval of Charite artificial
 (Medicine for the                               disk
 Millennium)

Your Total Health          Dr. Wallace Carter    Flu vaccine shortage
 (syndicated TV)




PRINT MEDIA

Associated Press           Dr. Allan Gibofsky    FDA Arthritis Committee's
                                                 forthcoming review of Bextra and
                                                 other COX-2 inhibitors

Associated Press           Dr. Kutluk Oktay      Fertility preservation techniques for
                                                 women with cancer (Presentation at
                                                 American Society for Reproductive
                                                 Medicine—ASRM—meeting)
Avenue                   Dr. Zev Rosenwaks         2004 "Cabaret" listed in Avenue's
                                                   social calendar

Avenue                   Dr. Antonio Gotto         NYPH/Weill Cornell's Center for
New York Resident        Dr. Herbert Pardes        Reproductive Medicine and Infertility
                         Dr. Zev Rosenwaks         (CRMI) celebrates its 10,000th IVF
                         Dr. Frank Chervenak       baby (engendered by press release)

BioWorld                 Dr. Craig Basson          Embryonic stem cells correct
                                                   congenital heart defects in an animal
                                                   model (Drs. Basson and Robert
                                                   Benezra's study in Oct. 8 Science;
                                                   engendered by press release)

BioWorld Today           Dr. Craig Bassson         Genetic mutation responsible for heart
                                                   tumors and limb deformity (Dr.
                                                   Basson's study in July 29 NEJM;
                                                   engendered by press release)

BioWorld Today           Dr. Ronald Crystal        New gene therapy strategy corrects
                                                   Hyper IgM X-linked
                                                   immunodeficiency disorder in animal
                                                   model (Dr. Crystal's study in July 25
                                                   Nature Medicine; engendered by press
                                                   release)

BioWorld Today           Dr. Costantino Iadecola   Role of prostanoids in COX-2-related
                                                   neurotoxicity resulting from brain
                                                   injury and stroke (Dr. Iadecola's study
                                                   in May Annals of Neurology)

Charlotte Observer       Dr. Holly Atkinson        Lecture/presentation in Charlotte
 (North Carolina)

Chemical & Engineering   Dr. Cynthia Pfeffer       Potential benefit of publicly available
 News                                              database of clinical trial results

Chicago Tribune          Dr. Anna Fels             Legacy of former Chicago Mayor Jane
 Magazine                                          Byrne
Cornell Chronicle      Dr. Francis Barany     Dr. Francis Barany has been named to
                                              2004's "Scientific American 50"—
                                              Scientific American magazine's
                                              prestigious annual list recognizing
                                              leadership in science and technology
                                              from the past year. Dr. Barany is
                                              included as "Research Leader in
                                              Medical Diagnostics," for his
                                              leadership role in the development of a
                                              universal array genomic chip that
                                              allows for the rapid and accurate
                                              detection of cancers and other
                                              diseases—especially breast and colon
                                              cancer.

Cornell Chronicle      N.A.                   Christopher Reeve Paralysis
                                              Foundation funded two-year stem-cell
                                              study at WCMC

Cornell Chronicle      Dr. Marks Lachs        Study finds prevalence of elder abuse;
                       Dr. Karl Pillemer      Drs. Lachs and Pillemer's review in
                       (Cornell University)   Oct. 2 Lancet (engendered by press
                                              release)

Crain's Health Pulse   N.A.                   CUMC researchers win $2 million
                                              stroke research grant

Crain's Health Pulse   Kathleen Robinson,     Nyack Hospital becoming a sponsored
                       director of media      member of NewYork-Presbyterian
                       relations              Healthcare System

Crain's Health Pulse   Dr. Barry Kosofsky     Dr. Kosofsky appointed chief of
                       Dr. Mark Dovey         division of pediatric neurology at
                                              CHONY/Weill Cornell; Dr. Dovey
                                              named chief of division of allergy,
                                              immunology, and pulmonary at
                                              CHONY/Weill Cornell (engendered
                                              by press release)

Crain's Health Pulse   Dr. Peter Faries       NYPH doctors implant first FDA-
                                              approved carotid artery stent
Crain's Health Pulse   Dr. Nathaniel Hupert   Findings from NYC primary-care
                                              physician response to anthrax attack in
                                              2001 (Dr. Hupert's study in Oct. 11
                                              Archives of Internal Medicine;
                                              engendered by press release)

Crain's Health Pulse   Dr. Ashutosh Tewari    NYPH/Weill Cornell Institute of
                                              Robotic Urologic Surgery established
                                              (engendered by press release)

Daily News             Jeffrey Lehman         On Sunday, Oct. 10, Cornell
Gulf Times                                    University President Jeffrey Lehman
The Peninsula                                 met with members of the U.S. and
Al-Sharq                                      foreign press in a roundtable
Al-Rayah                                      discussion at the Doha campus of
Al-Watan                                      Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar.
Agence France-Presse                          He spoke about the emergence of the
Qatar News Agency                             transnational university, and the latest
                                              developments at the Medical College.

Daily News             Dr. Wallace Carter     Ways to prevent catching the flu this
                                              winter season

Daily News             Dr. Alan Manevitz      Citywide depression after Yankee
                                              pennant loss

Daily News             Dr. Frederic Flach     Q&A with Dr. Flach regarding his
                                              book Resilience: Discovering a New
                                              Strength at Times of Stress

Daily News             Dr. Mark Callahan      Flu vaccine shortage and tips on
                                              avoiding the flu

Daily News             Dr. Barbara Bartlik    Comment on Journal of Sex Research
                                              study about prevalence of asexual
                                              adults

Dermatology Times      Dr. Neil Sadick        Pigment abnormalities in photo-aged
                                              skin
Education Update          Dr. Timothy Ryan         Discovery of synaptic role for a lipid
 (Medical Update)                                  found on the plasma membrane of
                                                   brain cells (Dr. Ryan's study, with
                                                   Yale-HHMI colleagues, in Oct. 18
                                                   online edition of Proceedings of the
                                                   National Academy of Science;
                                                   engendered by press release)

Forbes                    Dr. Arthur Spielman      Non-drug treatments for insomnia

Glamour                   Dr. Elizabeth Jacobson   Health-related self-exams women can
                                                   do at home

International Herald      Myrna Manners,           Managing media relations for high-
 Tribune                  vice provost of Public   profile patients
                          Affairs

Ithaca Journal            Dr. Bruce Volpe          Immune antibodies may be key to
                                                   Lupus-linked memory loss (Drs.
                                                   Volpe and Betty Diamond's study in
                                                   August Immunity; engendered by press
                                                   release)

Los Angeles Times         Dr. Zev Rosenwaks        Frozen and reimplanted ovary results
San Diego Union-Tribune                            in healthy baby girl
Baltimore Sun

Medical Herald            Dr. Alan Manevitz        Comment on CDC report on mental
                                                   distress among adults

Modern Healthcare         Dr. Antonio Gotto        State of health care in the context of
Crain's New York                                   President Bush's re-election and the
Business                                           passing of California's Proposition 71,
                                                   a state initiative to fund stem-cell
                                                   research. On the positive side, Dr.
                                                   Gotto says that the election may usher
                                                   in the revival of tort-reform efforts.
                                                   On the negative side, budget cuts
                                                   could hurt graduate medical education
                                                   and New York City's teaching
                                                   hospitals.
Modern Healthcare          Dr. Nathaniel Hupert   National AHRQ guide developed by
                                                  NYPH/Weill Cornell's Department of
                                                  Public Health; community response
                                                  plans for a bioterrorism attack
                                                  (engendered by press release)

Modern Healthcare          Dr. Wayne Isom         Comment on new survey about on/off-
                                                  pump bypass surgery

Nature (Outlook section)   Dr. Kutluk Oktay       Extending female fertility

Nature                     Dr. Joseph Fins        Tribute to Daniel Callahan, co-founder
                                                  of Hastings Center, a medical-ethics
                                                  institute

New York Magazine          Dr. Alan Manevitz      Presidential election causes stress

New York Post              Dr. Adam Stracher      Common cold myths

New York Resident          N.A.                   Health & Wellness Seminar listing

New York Resident          Dr. Mark Dovey         NYPH/Weill Cornell appoints
                           Dr. Barry Kosofsky     pediatric division chiefs Drs. Dovey
                                                  and Kosofsky (engendered by press
                                                  release)

New York Sun               Dr. Zev Rosenwaks      Full-color photo spread highlighted
                                                  the annual "Cabaret" benefit gala. This
                                                  year's musical performer Celine Dion,
                                                  a former patient of Dr. Zev
                                                  Rosenwaks, gave an emotional tribute
                                                  to Dr. Rosenwaks and the Hospital.
                                                  The sold-out event raised a record
                                                  $2.5 million for patient care and
                                                  clinical research programs at
                                                  NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill
                                                  Cornell Medical Center.
The New York Times        Dr. Mark Souweidane   On Monday, Nov. 8, 12-year-old
Daily News                Dr. Bruce Greenwald   Angel Reyes was released from
New York Post             Dr. Jennifer DiPace   Children's Hospital of NewYork-
New York Sun              Dr. Joy Howell        Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, following
El Diario                                       a dramatic recovery from life-
Hoy                                             threatening trauma sustained in a car
                                                accident. After receiving emergency
                                                care from New York Hospital Queens,
                                                a member of the NewYork-
                                                Presbyterian Healthcare System, the
                                                critically ill boy was transferred to
                                                Weill Cornell's Emergency
                                                Department. At a press conference,
                                                members of his medical team joined
                                                Angel and his family to describe his
                                                treatment. The boy's mother thanked
                                                the Hospital, saying, "The care that
                                                they gave Angel is what helped save
                                                his life. … It was absolutely
                                                extraordinary."

The New York Times        Dr. Eleni Tousimis    Commentary about the causes,
                                                detection, treatment options, and
                                                prognosis for breast cancer patients
                                                (engendered by diagnosis of John
                                                Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, with breast
                                                cancer)

The New York Times        Dr. John Boockvar     FDA's approval of Charite artificial
                                                disk

The New York Times        Dr. Arthur Klein      Affiliation agreement between
 "Long Island" section                          NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare
Southampton Press                               System and Southampton Hospital
                                                (engendered by press release)

The New York Times        Dr. Michael Sacks     How psychiatrists deal with a patient's
                                                suicide

The New York Times        N.A.                  Cardiac rehab patient at NYPH/Weill
                                                Cornell Cardiac Health Center (photo)

The New York Times        Dr. Dix Poppas        Girls born with congenital urologic
 (Letter to the Editor)                         condition
The New York Times         N.A.                    "Light Up a Life" annual benefit for
                                                   NYPH/Weill Cornell's Pediatric
                                                   Programs to be held Saturday, Oct. 23,
                                                   at Toys "R" Us in Times Square
                                                   (announcement)

The New York Times         Dr. Philip Stieg        Comment on FDA's potential approval
                                                   of artificial disc

The New York Times         Dr. Andrew Dannenberg   Dr. Dannenberg is recipient of Breast
(advertorial)                                      Cancer Research Foundation "Power
                                                   of 10" grant

The New York Times         Dr. Joseph Fins         Ethics of deep brain stimulation
Magazine                                           (DBS) to treat anxiety and depression

Newsday/Kidsday            N.A.                    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill
Daily News                                         Cornell Medical Center's "Light Up A
The New York Observer                              Life" event at Toys "R" Us to benefit
The Brooklyn Eagle Dan's                           pediatric care at the Weill Cornell
Papers                                             campus
South Shore Record
Gotham Magazine
Quest Magazine

Newsday                    Dr. Frederic Flach      Developing resilience to stress

Newsday                    Dr. Michael Zelefsky    Calendar listing of free lecture on
                                                   treating prostate cancer

Newsday                    Dr. Michel Gagner       Calendar listing of Health & Wellness
                           Dr. Arthur Harris       Seminar series on acid reflux and
                                                   heartburn

Newsday                    Dr. Barbara Bartlik     Calendar listing of Health & Wellness
                           Dr. Betty Dodson        Seminar series on women's sexuality

Newsday                    Dr. Nathaniel Hupert    Flu vaccine shortage and tips on
                                                   avoiding the flu

Newsday                    Dr. Barbara Hempstead   Protein mBDNF makes long-term
                                                   memory possible (Dr. Hempstead and
                                                   Dr. Bai Lu's article in Oct. 15 Science;
                                                   engendered by press release)
Newsday (Health             N.A.                  Health & Wellness Seminar Series
Calendar)                                         calendar listing (engendered by press
                                                  release)

Newsweek                    Dr. Ronald Crystal    Current research in gene therapy
                            Dr. Michael Kaplitt

Newsweek                    Dr. Carl Nathan       New initiatives needed to address
Galileu magazine (Brazil)                         crisis of antibiotic resistance (Dr.
                                                  Nathan's commentary in Oct. 21
                                                  Nature; engendered by press release)

Open All Night              Dr. Zev Rosenwaks     "Cabaret" benefit for NYPH/Weill
                                                  Cornell

Our Town                    Dr. Shahin Rafii      Politics of stem-cell research

People                      Dr. Zev Rosenwaks     News of the birth of twins by a 57-
Newsday                                           year-old New York City woman
New York Post

People                      Dr. Keith Roach       Flu vaccine shortage and tips on
                                                  avoiding the flu

The Record                  Dr. Joseph Fins       Kidney donations raise ethical
 (New Jersey)                                     questions

Redbook                     Dr. Barbara Bartlik   Sexual activity increases estrogen in
                                                  women

Reuters Health              Dr. Robert Campagna   Comment on Pfizer's warning of
                                                  COX-2 inhibitor Bextra's adverse
                                                  effects on cardiac bypass patients

The Scientist "Business     Dr. Ronald Crystal    The business of genetic medicine
 Vision" column                                   (special article by Dr. Crystal)

South Florida Sun-          Dr. Philip Stieg      Treating head trauma with steroids
 Sentinel                                         may be harmful

State (Columbia, SC)        Dr. Cynthia Pfeffer   Fears expressed by surviving children
                                                  of 9/11 victims
25 Hours                   N.A.                     "Light Up a Life" annual benefit for
 (Sunday Daily News                                 NYPH/Weill Cornell's Pediatric
 magazine supplement)                               Programs

U.S. House of              Dr. Nathaniel Hupert     Report by U.S. Representative Jim
 Representatives Report                             Turner, Democratic leader of House
                                                    Subcommittee on Homeland Security,
                                                    includes findings by Dr. Hupert

USA Today                  Dr. Andrew Dannenberg    Controlling inflammation may help
                                                    treat and prevent cancer

Vogue                      Dr. Sandra Belmont       LASIK eye surgery

Wall Street Journal        Dr. Claudia Henschke     Women and lung cancer

Wall Street Journal        Dr. James Rahal          Search for a West Nile vaccine

Westchester County         N.A.                     Status of NYPH/Westchester
Business Journal                                    Biomedical Research Project

Westchester Journal News   Dr. Keith Roach          Energy drinks and health

Westchester Magazine       Dr. George Alexopoulos   Drs. Alexopoulos, Halmi, Addonizio,
                           Dr. Katherine Halmi      Dulit, and Perry named to the 2004
                           Dr. Gerry Addonizio      "Best Docs" list in Westchester
                           Dr. Rebecca Dulit        Magazine, representing half of all
                           Dr. Bradford Perry       psychiatrists from the tri-state area
                                                    named to the list.

Women's Wear Daily         N.A.                     Listing for Oct. 23 "Light Up a Life"
"Suzy" Column                                       gala to benefit pediatric programs at
                                                    NYPH/Weill Cornell

World Hospital             N.A.                     Medical technology at NYPH/WC
Administration and
Clinical Magazine
Society (China)
ONLINE MEDIA

DailyHealthNews.com    Dr. Jeffrey Borer     Comment on NEJM study finding risk
                                             of sudden cardiac arrest linked to
                                             combined use of anti-hypertensives
                                             and erythromycin

15Minutemagazine.com   N.A.                  "Light Up a Life" annual benefit for
                                             NYPH/Weill Cornell's Pediatric
                                             Programs to be held Saturday, Oct. 23,
                                             at Toys "R" Us in Times Square
                                             (announcement)

Healthday.com          Dr. Abraham Sanders   Winter exercise and asthma
                                             (engendered by seasonal press release)

Healthday.com          Dr. Gail Saltz        Holiday stress (engendered by
                                             seasonal press release)

Healthday.com          Dr. Kutluk Oktay      Frozen and re-implanted ovary results
                                             in healthy baby girl

HealthNewsDigest.com   Dr. Francis Barany    Dr. Francis Barany has been named to
                                             2004's "Scientific American 50"—
                                             Scientific American magazine's
                                             prestigious annual list recognizing
                                             leadership in science and technology
                                             from the past year. Dr. Barany is
                                             included as "Research Leader in
                                             Medical Diagnostics," for his
                                             leadership role in the development of a
                                             universal array genomic chip that
                                             allows for the rapid and accurate
                                             detection of cancers and other
                                             diseases—especially breast and colon
                                             cancer.

HealthNewsDigest.com   Dr. Jeffrey Borer     Omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent
HealthOrbit.ca         Dr. Barbara Levine    depression (engendered by press
E-diets.com                                  release)
HealthNewsDigest.com       Dr. Scott Blanchard    Dr. Blanchard uses fluorescence
HealthOrbit.ca                                    microscopy to observe protein
www.cornell.edu/research                          synthesis and other single-molecule
                                                  processes (engendered by press
                                                  release)

HealthNewsDigest.com       Dr. Ashutosh Tewari    NYPH/Weill Cornell Institute of
                                                  Robotic Urologic Surgery established
                                                  (engendered by press release)

HealthNewsDigest.com       Dr. Marks Lachs        Study finds prevalence of elder abuse;
                           Dr. Karl Pillemer      Drs. Lachs and Pillemer's review in
                           (Cornell University)   Oct. 2 Lancet (engendered by press
                                                  release)

HealthNewsDigest.com       Dr. Timothy Ryan       Discovery of synaptic role for a lipid
                                                  found on the plasma membrane of
                                                  brain cells (Dr. Ryan's study, with
                                                  Yale-HHMI colleagues, in Oct. 18
                                                  online edition of Proceedings of the
                                                  National Academy of Science;
                                                  engendered by press release)

Healthorbit.ca             Dr. Carl Nathan        Bold, new initiatives are needed to
Telepolis.de                                      address the crisis of antibiotic
                                                  resistance (Dr. Nathan's study in Oct.
                                                  21 Nature)

Innovations-Report.com     Dr. Craig Basson       embryonic stem cells correct
                                                  congenital heart defects in an animal
                                                  model (Dr. Basson's study in Oct. 8
                                                  Science)
PharmacyOneSource.com      Dr. Ira Jacobson       WIN-R study showing that a weight-
Medscape.com                                      based dose of REBETOL® (ribavirin,
HealthOrbit.ca                                    USP), in combination with PEG-
HealthNewsDigest.com                              INTRON® (peginterferon alfa-2b),
HIVandHepatitis.com                               was effective in African-American
BBBiotech.com                                     patients with the most-difficult-to-treat
Vantagelink                                       form of hepatitis C. WIN-R is the
EonLabs.com                                       largest prospective study of hepatitis C
MyWay.com                                         to date.

WebMD.com                  Dr. Michael Kaplitt    New medications to treat addiction
WebMD.com   Dr. Sudhir Diwan    Alternatives to Vioxx for treating
                                arthritis pain

WebMD.com   Dr. Alison Pack     Hormonal changes and epilepsy in
                                women



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