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Antonio M. Jr., MD Gotto and Jennifer Moon

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501702136

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.001.0001

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Forging Ahead in the Twenty-First Century

Forging Ahead in the Twenty-First Century

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(p.213) 10 Forging Ahead in the Twenty-First Century
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Weill Cornell Medicine
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Antonio M. Gotto

Jennifer Moon

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.003.0010

This chapter talks about how Weill Cornell renewed its commitment to caring for patients throughout the city after the 9/11 tragedy. The first years of the new millennium were characterized by an entirely new level of global engagement at the medical school, with the launch of a branch campus in the Middle East (Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar), an affiliation with a hospital in Houston (Houston Methodist Hospital), and a proliferation of research exchange programs around the world. Weill Cornell's increased involvement in global health also reflected a larger trend throughout the country, which was to become “the land grant university to the world.” As a result, several universities in the United States began setting up international branch campuses and experimenting with foreign partnerships of various kinds.

Keywords:   Weill Cornell, 9/11, medical school, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital, global health, Qatar

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