Cornell Students Learn from One Another through Linkage Program

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Linkage Program
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Physician and health care investment pioneer Dr. Mitchell Blutt serves as CEO of Consonance Capital, a New York City-based investment firm he founded in 2005. For nearly three decades, Dr. Mitchell Blutt has also worked as a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

In its efforts to increase student learning, Weill Cornell oversees a number of programs that promote collaborative research among students from the school’s various education departments. For more than a decade, Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University Graduate School have partnered to advance intercampus initiatives through the Cornell University Graduate Linkage (CUGL) program.

CUGL enables graduate students to split their time working at Cornell’s campuses in Ithaca and Manhattan. In addition to learning from great minds at the two campuses, students who participate in the program have the opportunity to work on collaborative research projects across a number of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, applied mathematics, and computer science.

This type of interdisciplinary research also prepares students for the future of science, which will see researchers from various fields coming together to create innovative technologies. Since CUGL was founded in 2006, 50 students have participated in the program.

New York Academy of Medicine – The Iago Galdston Lecture

Iago Galdston Lecture

Iago Galdston Lecture
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A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Dr. Mitchell Blutt leads health care investment firm Consonance Capital as chief executive officer. Dr. Mitchell Blutt remains active in his professional community and belongs to the New York Academy of Medicine, which offers a number of endowed lectures, including the Iago Galdston Lecture.

Every year, the New York Academy of Medicine invites a prominent scholar with expertise in the historic, humanistic, and philosophic aspects of medicine as part of the academy’s Iago Galdston Lecture. Since 1989, the academy has held this annual lecture in honor of Russian-born psychiatrist Dr. Iago Galdston, who became a staff member of the academy in 1928.

Dr. Galdston established a program that eventually became the academy’s Medical Information Bureau, which shared information with the press and public. Also an author, he wrote a column for the New York Academy of Medicine, through which he shared vital medical information with readers of 200 newspapers.

After Dr. Galdston passed away in 1989, his family established the Academy’s Iago Galdston Lectureship in his honor.