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President Garrett Reveals Cancer Diagnosis
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CAM extends its best wishes to President Elizabeth Garrett, who announced Monday that she has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. “I am receiving the best possible care from a team of doctors at Weill Cornell Medicine and am beginning an aggressive treatment program,” Garrett said in an e-mail to the University community. She noted that she will be reducing her travel schedule and lightening her commitments over the next months, and that some of her duties will be taken over by senior leadership in the interim. “I am optimistic that with the support of my family, friends, and the Cornell community, I will be able to resume a fuller schedule soon and manage this illness,” Garrett wrote. “Advances in research and clinical care in cancer offer great hope to patients like me, and Cornell and Weill Cornell lead in advancing science in this arena. I am truly grateful to all the wonderful friends and colleagues who are helping me out through this difficult process.”


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January / February 2016
Volume 118 Number 4

CurrentsTaking the Reins

The Vet college's Long Island equine hospital cares for thoroughbreds and pleasure horses alike

 Flight of Fancy (1 comment)

A massive bird mural takes wing

 The Verdict Is In

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Cohen '89 had a starring role in one of New York's biggest corruption trials

 Snow Bird

Alex Loo '06 engineers drones that capture action on the slopes

 Speaking Up

Advocating bystander intervention, student-run Wingman 101 trains men to help prevent sexual violence

 Collision Course (1 comment)

Having orbited the planet, NASA veteran Ed Lu '84 aims to protect it from killer asteroids

 Cream of the Crop

A Bay Area firm makes vegan 'dairy' products that rival the real thing

From Elizabeth GarrettCelebrating the Promise of Junior Faculty

From The HillDogged Effort Leads to Test-Tube Puppies

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