Precision Medicine Tumor Boards** are educational clinical conferences intended to discuss the impact of genomics on clinical care. Members of our multidisciplinary team, including basic scietists, pathologists, molecular biologists and computational biologists examine specific cases and discuss the impact of genomics on clinical care in this educational forum. Participants include faculty and staff from NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Cornell Tech and Cornell Ithaca. The objective of this forum is to improve the gaps in knowledge regrading genomics as it related to diagnostics, treatment and clinical management, through the use of diagnostic tools and proper clinical decision making with regards to sequencing data. Precision medicine research initiatives and relevant data from outside communities are also discussed in this multidisciplinary forum.
With genomic education at the forefront training programs across WCM, the Precision Medicine Tutorial is intended to integrate molecular data with clinico-pathologic information toward patient care. Participants learn tools for case presentations, including igv, cBioPortal, and SharePoint, and discuss data analysis for germline, organoids, RNA-seq and Oncomine. Past residents and fellows have found this to be an advantageous learning experience, as they learn how to mine molecular data (whole-exome sequencing, RNA-Seq, etc.) and integrate information toward patient care.
** The Precision Medicine Tumor Board is approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians and scientists. Precision Medicine Tumor Boards are intended for physicians, health care providers and students, and offer one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit per session.
Weill Cornell Medical College - Areas of Concentration Program
Aiming to foster the future of genomic medicine, Institute members have the opportunity to mentor medical students in Precision Medicine and Computational Biology for the WCM Areas of Concentration program. Scholarly projects focus on:
- Building genomics-driven predictive models of disease risk and treatment response
- Predicting patient response to immunotherapy based on tumor genomic profile
- Discovering new purposes for FDA-approved drugs by means of receptor localization
- Mine genomics databases for novel drug targets
The Englander Institute hosts over a dozen young scientists and engineers each summer, introducing them to the fast-paced advancements in precision medicine. Clinical investigators are invited to host students to shadow in the clinic, or join panel sessions discussing their interest in precision medicine.
World Science Academy (World Science Festival)
The World Science Academy, a pre-college program focused on personalized science invited the Englander Institute to host an after school event for more than 100 New York City high school students. Trainees hosted workshops on the clinical use of genomic data, basic coding, biotechnology and big data, and emphasized importance of mentorship and best practices for professional development.
EIPM/Macaulay Honors College/R Lab Internship
RLab, New York City’s new home for VR and AR, and the Macaulay Honors College New Media Lab have developed an interesting and unique fully-funded internship program, where a select number of Macaulay students will learn and contribute to companies working with AR/VR technology & media while gaining real-world experience.
The fellows will join the data visualization program of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine creating VR, AR and MR applications to push the boundaries of research and care. Learn more about spatial computing at the Englander Institute here.
Projects focus on:
- Visualizing cancer gene drug networks on iOS devices using AR Kit.
- Using Photon for realtime cross platform collaboration of medical data experiences in AR/VR/MR.
- Building AI bot assisted MR medical applications.
- AR/MR based telemedicine.
Big Data Week
As part of the Big Data to Biomedical Informatics (BD2BMI) program at CUNY CityTech and WCM, The Englander Institute hosts students for a week long series of workshops and lectures related to BigData. This 5-day boot camp will introduce participants to fundamental concepts of Big Data focusing on data warehouses and online analytical processing, the increasing role of big data in health care and its challenges, the use of health information technology and the high-throughput computational approaches for biomedical research and patient care. The event is organized by New York City College of Technology (CityTech), CUNY and Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University.