In addition to the Center’s focus on research and clinical care, initiatives are planned involving the mentoring of outstanding trainees who will receive career development advice towards the ultimate goal of growing new pioneers in the field. The Center also hosts internal and external seminars and has a number of innovative plans for stimulating collaborative connections and helping members focus on the most pressing metabolic issues of our time. The Center also has close ties to the EndoMet Racial Justice Team that is dedicated to eliminating race-based injustice in our workplace and health care delivery environments. The team will be conducting outreach into the local community to increase the pipeline into biomedical training.
A key feature of the Center is one of its core facilities, the Metabolic Phenotyping Center. This state-of-the-art resource allows researchers to comprehensively quantify metabolic parameters in mouse models, a key step in interpreting how experimental interventions impact metabolism.
Mentoring our outstanding trainees to future excellence:
- T32 application under review
- Trainee networking events
- Faculty training in mentoring
- Distribution of relevant fellowship opportunities
- Career development award mentor group
- Writing Accountability Group
- K-to-R mentoring
- Summer internship program
- External speakers
- Work-in-progress talks
- Emerging Investigators series
- Metabolism Faculty Confabs
Collaboration jam sessions
- Tools and Reagents
- Model systems
Pilot and Feasibility grants
Breakthrough ideas sessions
Writing Accountability Group
EndoMet Racial Justice Team:
The goals of the EndoMet Racial Justice Team include eliminating race-based injustice in our workplace and health care delivery environments and working to increase diversity in academic endocrinology and metabolism both in the short term through recruiting and in the long term through outreach into our local community to increase the pipeline into biomedical training.
- EndoMet RJT Town Halls
- Teambuilding events
- Local high school outreach
- Dismantling care inequities
- Community engagement
- Promoting a diverse and accomplished staff and faculty
Research and funding opportunities for students traditionally underrepresented in medicine and science, and their faculty mentors
Diversity is highly valued at Weill Cornell Medicine and is necessary if we are to develop creative solutions to today’s challenging healthcare problems. In the Weill Center for Metabolic Health, we strive to foster an atmosphere where all individuals feel included and respected. We recognize that students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine and science (URM) may benefit from support and encouragement. A number of excellent resources, both within and outside of our institution exist for these purposes. We highly encourage URM students to apply to these programs and to contact researchers within the Weill Center for Metabolic Health for research opportunities.
Please click here for funding opportunities.