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Autism-linked Gene Shapes Nerve Connections

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A gene linked to autism spectrum disorders plays a critical role in early brain development and may shape the formation of both normal and atypical nerve connections in the brain, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.


Dr. Francis Lee Named Interim Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

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The Cornell Board of Trustees and Weill Cornell Medicine Board of Fellows have approved the appointment of physician-scientist Dr. Francis Lee, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, as interim dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and interim provost for medical affairs of Cornell University, effective Jan. 1.

Dr. Lee, who is also psychiatrist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, will succeed...

10 Tips to Navigate Stress

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What is stress?

Stress is an unavoidable part of our daily lives that can be difficult to manage. Though pressure is good, pressure turning into stress can have an overwhelming impact on your day-to-day life. It is important to create a balanced relationship with stress that helps you to grow.

What is a manageable relationship with stress?

Dr. Judith Cukor, Associate Professor of Psychology in...

John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., Appointed Director of the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI)

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John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., has been appointed Director of the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI). This appointment has been occasioned by the transition of Dr. Otto Kernberg, founding Director of the PDI to emeritus professor. The appointment of Dr. Clarkin, a national leader in the phenomenology and treatment of personality disorders, as the Director will ensure continuity in the mission and productivity of the PDI.

Dr. Clarkin was recruited to Department of Psychiatry in...

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