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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

Global Health: Medical Education and Training Help Torture Survivors Build a New Life

September 2013

By: Eve Glicksman

“The WCCHR has become the model for other universities looking to develop collaborations with PHR”

“What's Up, Doc?: A Clinic with a Cause” by Emily Grodinsky

November 1, 2013

The Cornell Daily Sun — I am lucky that being a medical student and entering the medical profession is exactly the right fit for me. I find the science of the human body, the intricacies of forming a diagnosis and listening to patients both fascinating and stimulating. As a medical student interested in human rights and global health, I also have the privilege of learning about and advocating for the health of others who are not quite as lucky as me.

WCCHR Receives the 2013 Marcus M. Reidenberg Award in Community Service

May 28, 2013

After selection by student nomination and voting, the Offices of Student Affairs and Community Service announced the selection of two student groups to receive the first annual Marcus M. Reidenberg Award in Community Service. This award recognizes the collective efforts of students for outstanding contribution to the community.

These groups were formally recognized in a ceremony on May 28, 2013 and their names added to a plaque for public display of the collective student efforts to...

WCCHR Executive Director Ellie Emery is awarded the 2013 Pioneer in Diversity Award

June 2013

Awarded for excellence in public service.

Helping Those Seeking Asylum in the United States

March 2013

Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights Creates New Forum to Connect Activists, Professionals & Students.

The Magazine of Weill Cornell Medical College

June 2012

The Magazine of Weill Cornell Medical College recognizes the important work of WCCHR on page 18.

WCCHR Co-Founder Shelli Farhadian is awarded the 2012 Pioneers in Diversity Award

June 2012

WCCHR Co-Founder Shelli Farhadian is awarded the 2012 Pioneers in Diversity Award for her ground-breaking work with asylum seekers.

WCCHR Medical Director Dr. Joanne Ahola is highlighted in Psychology International's article Psychologists obtain training on human rights law and evaluation of torture survivors

June 2012

WCCHR Faculty Advisory Board Member Dr. Holly Atkinson gives an introductory lesson in the growing problem of sex trafficking

March 11, 2012

The Global Health Curriculum at Weill Cornell Medical College gives a brief overview of WCCHR


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