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

All-Member Meeting and Cocktail Reception
May 5, 2022

Children’s Health Council members and faculty gathered to hear updates on Council activities and highlights from the investigators who receive Council support

Featuring
Dr. Jennifer Bress, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Dr. Emily Wasserman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (courtesy)                                             

Lab Tour with Dr. Jacqueline Burré and Dr. Zachary Grinspan
March 30, 2022

Expert neuroscientist Dr. Jacqueline Burré welcomed members to her lab, where she and distinguished child neurologist Dr. Zachary Grinspan discussed their collaboration that is changing the future of treatment for children with rare genetic disorders.

Featuring
Dr. Jacqueline Burré, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Helen and Robert Appel Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Dr. Zachary Grinspan, Interim Chief of Child Neurology, Director of Pediatric Epilepsy, Departments of Pediatrics and Population Health Sciences

Children’s Health Council COVID-19 Q&A
February 24, 2022

In this private Q&A session, leading vaccinologist Dr. Sallie Permar, distinguished immunologist Dr. Virginia Pascual and pediatric critical care specialist Dr. Karen Acker answered member questions about COVID-19.

Featuring
Dr. Sallie Permar, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and Nancy C. Paduano Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Virginia Pascual, Drukier Director, Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health and Ronay Menschel Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Karen Acker, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Virtual All-Member Gathering
December 9, 2021

Children’s Health Council families gathered for a virtual listening session to share thoughts and suggestions on Children’s Health Council activities. 

Navigating COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids with Dr. Sallie Permar
October 26, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon for children under 11, many parents have lingering questions about safety. Join us for a talk with leading vaccinologist Dr. Sallie Permar, whose research is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Following her presentation, Dr. Permar will be joined by distinguished immunologist Dr. Virginia Pascual to address audience questions.

Featuring
Dr. Sallie Permar, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and Nancy C. Paduano Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Virginia Pascual, Drukier Director, Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health and Ronay Menschel Professor of Pediatrics

Virtual New Member Welcome Gathering
October 20, 2021

New Children’s Health Council members joined together for a virtual meet-and-greet with fellow new members and Children’s Health Council leaders.

Virtual CHC All-Member Meeting
June 3, 2021

Members will hear updates on Council activities as well as children’s health updates from faculty advisors Drs. Francis Lee, Virginia Pascual and Sallie Permar. 2020-2021 Children’s Health Investigators Fund recipients Drs. Avital Falk and Jacqueline Gofshteyn will present their research projects and highlight the achievements made possible by Council support. For more information, email chc@med.cornell.edu.

COVID-19 Vaccine Discovery Talk
April 8, 2021

Industry-leading vaccinologist and new chair of the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Sallie Permar, will discuss how scientists design and test vaccines that are safe and effective for children. She will address the COVID-19 vaccines and answer questions from the audience. For more information, email chc@med.cornell.edu.

Virtual Family Science Day
March 7, 2021

Children ages 3-10 will learn about the brain and our five senses through hands-on experiments. For more information, email chc@med.cornell.edu.

Virtual Lab Tour with Dr. Matthew Smith-Raska
February 18, 2021

Neonatologist Dr. Matthew Smith-Raska demonstrated how he works to unravel the role genetic inheritance plays in the development of pediatric disorders like autism, congenital hear disease and cancer.

Featuring
Dr. Matthew Smith-Raska, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics