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Week of December 19, 2016

In observance of the winter holidays, Columbia University offices and laboratories will be closed Dec. 26-27, 2016, and Jan. 2-3, 2017.
Stem-cell derived neurons from a patient with PWS
A Therapeutic Target for Prader-Willi Syndrome
A study reveals an enzyme deficiency in the brain linked to Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic condition causing extreme hunger and obesity, and offers a drug target for future research.
Flu by NYC neighborhood, 2008-2013
Model Forecasts Flu in NYC Neighborhoods
A computer model developed by Mailman researchers can predict the onset, duration, and magnitude of flu outbreaks in New York City by borough and neighborhood.
Columbia Nursing Spotlight event
Columbia Nursing Celebrates 125 Years
In honor of the milestone, Columbia Nursing is holding a series of talks and presentations across the country that showcase the school’s impact and future plans.
Chemotherapy drugs
Leukemia Drug Combo Shows Promise
In a small phase 1 clinical trial, eight of 12 patients with relapsed and/or refractory blood cancers responded to a combination of two common chemotherapy drugs.

CUMC in the News

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Columbia OT: A Transformative Occupational Therapy Education
The Columbia University Programs in Occupational Therapy offer world-class, transformative occupational therapy education. Visit to learn more.


CUMC Annual Toy Drive toys in box

The CUMC Office of Government & Community Affairs is collecting new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 21 for children (ages 3-12) in the Washington Heights/Inwood community. More information, including collection bin locations, is available here.

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Stay Safe This Holiday Season 

As you prepare for this year’s holiday season, take a moment to review these safety precautions to ensure a happy and safe holiday season for you, your coworkers, and your family and friends.

Photo of the Week

P&S students with anatomy faculty
Led by faculty members Anette Wu, MD, PhD, and Paulette Bernd, PhD, first-year P&S students have been collaborating with junior medical students in Germany and Japan (shown in video conference stills on the screen) to compare approaches and attitudes on topics such as medical education, health insurance, abortion, and residency training. The project on internationalization of medical education started in the anatomy course and is now in its third year.

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

Featured Events

“The Implications of Frontotemporal Degeneration for the Social Brain, Sociopathy, Morality and Semantics” with Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD
12/19/16, noon-1 p.m., Sergievsky Center, 630 W. 168th St., Room PH19-201  More »

Make Music New York: “Pilgrimage” led by conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather

12/21/16, 6-7:30 p.m., 2537 Broadway (start) to 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (end)  More »

Teachers College choir concert

12/21/16, 7-8 p.m., Milbank Chapel at Teachers College, 525 W. 120th St.  More »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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