The third annual Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award was presented on March 3 to Dr. Barbara Hempstead, dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, the O. Wayne Isom Professor of Medicine and professor of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute. The award, established in 2018 in honor of the Weills, celebrates physicians and scientists whose transformational work enhances healthcare worldwide. A distinguished hematologist, neuroscientist and administrator, Dr. Hempstead is a leading force in academic medicine whose more than 30-year career at Weill Cornell Medicine has spanned research, patient care and education.
From left: Joan Weill; Overseer Chair Emeritus Sanford I. Weill; Board
of Overseers Chairman Jessica Bibliowicz; Weill Exemplary Achievement
Award recipient Dr. Barbara Hempstead; Dean Augustine M.K. Choi;
and Dr. Mary Choi