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Dr. Carol Storey-Johnson Appointed Senior Associate Dean for Education at Weill Cornell Medical College

NEW YORK (Mar 13, 2001)

Dr. Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College, has announced the appointment of Dr. Carol Storey-Johnson as Senior Associate Dean for Education at the Medical College. In this position, Dr. Storey-Johnson will oversee the academic program for Weill Cornell, one of the country's leading medical schools.

"Dr. Storey-Johnson has been a mentor and role model to countless students as well as an outstanding member of the faculty and administration at Weill Cornell Medical College," said Dean Gotto. "I look forward to working with her in her new leadership role as we continue to strengthen our commitment to innovation and excellence in medical education."

Dr. Storey-Johnson, 48, has been at Weill Cornell as student, physician, educator, and administrator for 28 years. Her first contact with Weill Cornell was in 1972 as an undergraduate, in the summer before her senior year at Yale, when she was in the Summer Research Fellowship Program. The program, still in existence at Weill Cornell, is a special summer program for underrepresented minorities designed to encourage talented minority students to consider careers as physicians or biomedical researchers. Dr. Storey-Johnson says, "I guess the program worked for me, because I was accepted to Cornell to start the fall of 1973, and I have been here ever since!"

Dr. Storey-Johnson, upon completing her B.S. at Yale, returned to Cornell to pursue her medical degree. During her third year of medical school, she received the prestigious John & Marie Zimmerman Award for Academic Excellence, and in 1977 she graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Following graduation, she was an intern and resident of The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center's Department of Medicine; she went on to become Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Attending Physician.

Dr. Storey-Johnson was a Human Resources Services Agency (HRSA) Faculty Scholar in General Internal Medicine in 1984-1985. In 1992, she won the Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award, Weill Cornell's highest teaching honor, and in 1994 she won the Senior List Teaching Award. She has served on several committees, including, since 1992, the Clinical Curriculum Committee and, since 1996, the Basic Science Core Curriculum Committee. She has been in the Office of Curriculum and Educational Development since 1997, first as Associate Director and, since 1999, as Director and Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs. She now holds the titles of Associate Attending Physician and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, in addition to her new appointment.

On her new position, Dr. Storey-Johnson had these comments, "I am dedicated to continuing to improve the education mission of Weill Medical College. While we have been through extraordinary curriculum reform since 1996, there is a continuing need for renewal and improvement as we prepare students to meet the medical and research challenges of the 21st century. I believe that we are entering an exciting new era for medical education at Weill Cornell, and I look forward to taking on this new role."

Dr. Storey-Johnson assumes this position upon the retirement of Dr. Daniel Alonso, who is pursuing other administrative responsibilities on behalf of Weill Medical College.

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