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Weill Cornell Medicine

Jonathan Dorfman and Jim O’Brien, Senior Managing Partners at Napier Park, made a three-part gift to patient care, research and education at Weill Cornell Medicine. The men and their families are longtime patients of Christopher Barley, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine – and so, inspired by the care they’ve received for well over a decade, recently made a joint gift that will touch on each area of the mission at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Empowering Future Physicians

Christopher Barley, M.D. Scholarship – Judy and Jim O’Brien and Melissa Kaish and Jonathan Dorfman have established an endowed scholarship for medical college students pursuing general medicine. Scholarships like these help relieve financial strain for students graduating with large amounts of debt and provide freedom to pursue general and primary care medicine if that is their passion.

Promoting Discovery and Innovation

Daedalus Fund for Innovation – Mr. Dorfman and Mr. O’Brien supported this program providing funding for promising medical research with commercial potential.

Training for Excellence in Physicianship

Mr. Dorfman and Mr. O’Brien supported crucial clinical fellowships in infectious diseases. Fellows graduate as leaders in clinical care focused on treating individuals with infectious diseases including HIV/ AIDS, hepatitis, malaria and tuberculosis.

For additional information, please see the October 2015 edition of Weill Cornell Medicine “Milestones”.

About Weill Cornell Medicine

Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Weill Cornell also has PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Sloan-Kettering Institute and The Rockefeller University, has established a joint MD-PhD program for students to intensify their pursuit of Weill Cornell's triple mission of education, research, and patient care.

Weill Cornell Medical College is divided into 24 basic science and patient care departments that focus on the sciences underlying clinical medicine and/or encompass the study, treatment, and prevention of human diseases. In addition to its affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences maintain major affiliations with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, the Hospital for Special Surgery, as well as with the metropolitan-area institutions that constitute NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare Network. Weill Cornell Medical College and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences are accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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