Read the latest research news, featured events, and check the weekly community photo.
Read this email in your browser.

Week of October 10, 2016

Obamacare under a magnifying glass
What’s the Future of the Affordable Care Act?
As Obamacare faces setbacks and increasing costs, presidential candidates, policymakers, and health care experts debate how the legislation can survive the years ahead.
Dental tools and DNA bands
Identifying the Genes Behind Gum Disease
A CUMC team led by the College of Dental Medicine has identified 41 master regulator genes that may cause gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.
Brain cell connections represented by tubs of liquid
Make New Memories But Keep the Old: A Model
A mathematical model may explain the computational principles underlying memory retention and serve as a framework for future neuroscience experiments.

CUMC in the News

The Boston Globe - Sept. 29, 2016

Video Feature

CRR video thumbnail
2016 marks the centennial of the Columbia University Center for Radiological Research. David J. Brenner, PhD, describes some of the center’s research and history.


Free flu vaccination is now available to faculty and staff through Workforce Health & Safety; click here to view dates, times, and locations. Students enrolled in the Student Health Service (SHS) may receive the influenza vaccination at no charge at 60 Haven Ave. The New York State Department of Health requires health care workers who decline the vaccination or who have a medical contraindication to the vaccine to wear surgical masks in any hospital locations where patients may be present. For more information about the vaccination program, check the FAQs or contact CUMC Human Resources or the SHS.

Photo of the Week

"Fetching Water" by Sangmee Kim
This scene from a rural community in Kenya, captured by CDM student Sangmee Kim, won first place in a photo contest for participants of the summer 2016 IFAP Global Health Program. You can read more about the photo and see other contest winners here.

Submit a photo of the week by email and find more community photos on our Instagram feed @ColumbiaMed.

Featured Events

Stephanie Lynn Kossoff Memorial Lecture: “Precision Medicine for Cystic Fibrosis” with Wendy Chung, MD, PhD
10/14/16, 11 a.m.-noon, P&S Amphitheater 1, 630 W. 168th St., first floor  More »

2016 Columbia University postdoc research symposium
10/14/16, 12:30-7 p.m., Milstein Heart Conference Center, 173 Fort Washington Ave., first floor  More »

CUMC Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
10/16/16, 5-6:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium at the Black Building, 650 W. 168th St., first floor  More »

History of the Health Sciences lecture series: “A Dental School on University Lines” with Allan Formicola, DDS, dean emeritus

10/18/16, 6 p.m., Knowledge Center at the Hammer Health Sciences Center, 701 W. 168th St., first floor  Register »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
Copyright © 2016 CUIMC Office of Communications, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
CUIMC Office of Communications · 701 West 168th Street · Suite 2-205 · New York, NY 10032 · USA