Laurie Glimcher to Receive the 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award

Laurie GlimcherLaurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and provost for medical affairs at Cornell University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia. The award, now in its 53rd year, honors a woman physician or scientist who has made significant contributions to healthcare. Dr. Fay was the first woman to lead a medical school in Pennsylvania. She was dean of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1946 to 1963. Dr. Glimcher will be honored at a ceremony in Philadelphia on September 26.

Dr. Glimcher was named dean of the Weill Cornell Medical College in 2012. Previously, she was the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology at the Harvard School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. In January, she will become the president and chief executive officer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Dean Glimcher is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She also is a member and past president of the American Association of Immunologists.

Dr. Glimcher is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University and completed her medical training at Harvard Medical School.

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