Weill Cornell Medicine appoints Dr. Hugh Hemmings Jr. as senior associate research dean — 4 insights

New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine appointed Hugh Hemmings Jr., MD, its senior associate dean for research.

Here's what you should know:

1. Dr. Hemmings Jr. is an anesthesiologist and scientist.

2. Dr. Hemmings succeeds Gary Koretzky, MD. Dr. Koretzky became a vice dean, focused on academic integration in May.

3. Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, said in a release, "As a physician-scientist who has spent his career bridging the gap between discovery and clinical research, Dr. Hemmings is a perfect fit for the senior associate dean role."

4. In addition to Dr. Hemming's appointment, the college also named molecular biologist Todd Evans, PhD, its associate dean for research.

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