Center for Human Rights

You are here

News and Events

WCCHR Networking Luncheon

The Border and Beyond: Health and Hardship of Families Migrating to the US Amidst Evolving Federal Policy

The event will feature a panel discussion and a Q&A session with:

Anand Balakrishnan J.D., Staff Attorney, Immigrants’ Rights Project, ACLU 
Dr. Neeraj Kaushal, PhD, Professor of Social Policy & chair of doctoral program at Columbia School of Social Work
Dr. Spyros Orfanos, PhD, ABPP, Clinic Director of NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

The event is free and open to the public. 

Please register at: 

WCCHR Februrary 2019 Newsletter

WCCHR January 2019 Newsletter

Spring Asylum Evaluation Training with the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights

Spring Asylum Evaluation Training with the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights

Saturday March 16th 2019 - 8:45am to 3:30pm

Weill Auditorium 1300 York Ave, New York, NY 10065

WCCHR Feb 2015 Newsletter

February 2015

WCCHR Jan 2015 Newsletter

January 2015

Student Leadership in the Creation and Operation of an Asylum Clinic

NOVEMBER 19, 2015

A lovely summary of what we do and why we do it! This document details the design, principles, and implementation of WCCHR. 

Asylum Hotline

July 7, 2015

The Advocates for Human Rights has established its National Asylum Hotline, which will attempt to help recently released Central American migrants find the legal resources they need to complete their immigration into the United States. If there are no services available, volunteers and staff attorneys at the hotline might place the refugees’ cases with volunteer lawyers who may be able to help, or they might work to provide the refugee with other legal resources. The Asylum Hotline - (612)...

Student Asylum Clinics

August, 2014

PHR partnered with the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR) in 2010, creating the first student-run asylum clinic at a U.S. medical school.

Mental health challenges of LGBT forced migrants

August, 2014

An article by our very own Dr. Joanne Ahola on how mental health providers can assist in documenting the psychological impact of anti-LGBT persecution and its impact on the ability to secure refugee status.

How to Create an Asylum Clinic at Your Med School!

May 6, 2014

Suggestions on how to start an asylum clinic at a medical school by Dr. Ahola, medical director, and Alejandro Lopez, executive director. 

WCCHR receives the AOA Medical Student Service Leadership Project Award

April, 2014

WCCHR is a medical student-run human rights clinic dedicated to providing forensic medical evaluations to survivors of persecution seeking asylum in the United States.

Student-run group at Weill Cornell Medical College is helping immigrant asylum seekers

April 1, 2014

By Erica Pearson

"Medical students at Weill Cornell are examining immigrants who have suffered psychological or physical abuse and seek asylum."

Teaching Empathy in Medical School

September 4, 2013

By: Antonio Gotto, Jr., MD, DPhil and Laurie Glimcher, MD

Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights is mentioned as an empathy building student initiative.

Weill Cornell Medical College Center for Human Rights 1300 York Avenue, Box #2 New York, NY 10065