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Dean Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD is the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, New York, where she is also Professor of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Glimcher is Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University. Previously, she was the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she was director of the Division of Biological Sciences, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she headed one of the top immunology programs in the world. She also served as Senior Physician and Rheumatologist at the Brigham and Woman's Hospital.

Dr. Glimcher received her postdoctoral training at Harvard and in the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She received her BA degree from Radcliffe College and her MD from Harvard Medical School. She is widely considered to be one of the world leaders in understanding cellular differentiation pathways in lymphocytes and has made seminal discoveries of key transcription factors that drive lineage commitment and activation in the immune system. Most recently, she has discovered a critical signaling pathway in both tumor cells and in host immune responses, translating her basic discoveries in the control of immune cell differentiation into a new approach to cancer immunotherapy.

Dr. Glimcher is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Soma Weiss Award for Undergraduate Research, the Distinguished Young Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology, the Leukemia Society's Stohlman Memorial Scholar Award, the Arthritis Foundation's Lee S. Howley Award, the FASEB Excellence in Science Award, the American Society of Clinical Investigation Investigator Award, the Klemperer Award, the AAUW Senior Scholar Award, the Huang Meritorious Career Award, the AAI Excellence in Mentoring Award, the Dean's Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women Faculty, the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Investigator Award, the Ernst Bertner Award and the William Coley Award, among others. Most recently, Glimcher received the Indiana University School of Medicine Steven C. Beering Award for outstanding research contributions to advancement of biomedical or clinical science, and the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. She is the former President of the American Association of Immunologists. She is a member of the American Asthma Foundation and Cancer Research Institute Scientific Advisory Boards and served on the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund and HHMI Scientific Advisory Boards. She sits on the Board of Trustees of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and is on the Corporate Board of Directors of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Corporation and the Waters Corporation.

Dr. Glimcher speaks nationally and internationally on rheumatology, immunology, skeletal biology and translational medicine and has contributed more than 350 scholarly articles and papers to the medical literature.