Engage, Learn, Enjoy

Children’s Health Council members enjoy exciting opportunities to engage directly with Weill Cornell Medicine experts and to connect with like-minded parents, grandparents and other individuals.

  • Discovery Panels bring leading physicians together for interdisciplinary discussion around today’s most pressing children’s health issues.
  • Intimate members-only cocktail receptions and luncheons give Council members the chance to get to know one another and the scientists they support.
  • Faculty-led laboratory tours give Council members an inside look at where, when and how scientific discoveries happen.

Past Events

Lab Tour with Dr. Sallie Permar
March 13, 2024

Dr. Sallie Permar invites you to an exclusive tour of her research laboratory, the Laboratory of Neonatal Immunity which recently moved into new laboratory space in the Belfer Research Building at Weill Cornell Medicine. The Permar laboratory is a hub for numerous research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, medical trainees, medical and graduate students, as well as undergraduate students. We are excited to extend a special invitation to members of the Children's Health Council, providing a unique opportunity to gain insight into cutting-edge research and innovations in pediatric medicine. The tour will highlight the latest advancements in infectious disease research, focusing on critical areas for children's health such as COVID-19, CMV, RSV and HIV.

For more information, email chc@med.cornell.edu.


Dr. Sallie Permar, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Nancy C. Paduano Professor of Pediatrics

Lab Tour with Drs. Francis Lee and Jihye Kim
December 12, 2023

Dr. Francis Lee welcomed the CHC to his lab to learn about Dr. Jihye Kim's latest research update identifying novel drug targets to support children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder (OCSD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 


Dr. Francis Lee, Chair, Department of Psychiatry 

Dr. Jihye Kim, Instructor in Psychiatry, Children's Health Investigators Fund Recipient 2022

CHC Discovery Panel: Navigating Mental Health Concerns with Your Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide
November 16, 2023

The Children’s Health Council hosted its annual Discovery Panel featuring a pediatrician, psychologist, and psychiatrist dedicated to advancing our understanding of child development, common mental health conditions, and the diagnostic and treatment process in youth. This multidisciplinary team explored childhood behavior with consideration of healthy development and mental health conditions such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety. Through their collective expertise, the panel demystified identification and treatment of these conditions and illuminated pathways for early identification, holistic intervention, and enhanced support systems, ultimately paving the way for brighter futures for children grappling with these challenges.



Dr. Rebecca Rendleman, Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


Dr. Shannon Bennett, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry

Dr. Carolyn Hiltebeitel, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Anne McBride, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Pediatrics

CHC Cocktail Reception Hosted by Courtney and Naveen Nataraj
October 26, 2023
CHC Hamptons Cocktail Party Hosted by Ali Bernstein, Vice Chair of Membership
July 28, 2023

The CHC gathered to celebrate Weill Cornell Medicine’s successes in children’s health and thank the members for continued dedication to changing medicine for a brighter future for kids everywhere. 

All-Member Meeting and New Member Reception
May 10, 2023

Children’s Health Council members and faculty gathered to hear updates on Council activities and meet the emerging investigators who received support from the Children’s Health Investigator’s Fund.


Andrea Heras, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Jihye Kim, Instructor in Psychiatry

Serena Lucotti, Postdoctoral Associate in Pediatrics

Lab Tour with Dr. Lisa Roth (ages 13+ with guardian)
April 26, 2023

Teens (ages 13+) were invited for a lab tour with Dr. Lisa Roth, director of Pediatric Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine, to discuss her latest scientific research addressing lymphoma among the adolescent and young adult (AYA) patient population, ages 15-39. Additionally, Dr. Roth led the AYA Lymphoma Program and shared inspiring patient stories of how specialized multidisciplinary care made all the difference when facing cancer and coming of age.


Dr. Lisa Giulino Roth, Director of Pediatric Oncology and Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine

Pediatric Simulation Center Tour (ages 6-12 with guardian)
April 22, 2023

Our simulation center provides exciting interactive learning opportunities for our faculty, nurses and residents in the Department of Pediatrics. Families were invited to bring their kids (ages 6-12 years old) and join us to explore the same tools that our staff use to provide world-class care! This hands-on experience allowed our youngest guests (and future doctors) to learn the clinical basics using state-of-the-art technology, including human-size simulation manikins.


Dr. Kevin Ching, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

CHC Discovery Lunch
March 9, 2023

CHC members learned about Weill Cornell Medicine's revolutionary approach to mental health care for children. They heard about how our faculty trained general pediatricians to incorporate mental health screening and treatment into routine primary care, and integrated dedicated mental health specialists into our pediatric primary care clinics.


Dr. Cori Green, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Vice Chair of Behavioral Health Integration and Innovation

Dr. Corinne Catarozoli, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Pediatrics

Lab Tour with Dr. Camilia Martin
December 13, 2022

Dr. Martin deconstructed nutritional delivery in the NICU and shared why nutrition education at the bedside is a primary driver of preterm health.


Dr. Camilia Martin, Division Chief of Neonatology, Professor of Pediatrics