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Week of March 13, 2017

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The Youth Opportunity Hub, co-led by professor Alwyn Cohall, MD, will provide educational assistance, job training, and more to youths 14-24 in Washington Heights.
Woman on treadmill (gilaxia/iStock/Getty)
Only 16 percent of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks after hospitalization, a CUMC study shows.
Nina Kulacki with students
In honor of International Women’s Day, and to recognize the contributions of women at CUMC, MPH students at Mailman profiled women around the medical center.
Medical team talking (credit: UberImages/iStock/Getty)
A Columbia Nursing study explores barriers to and opportunities for teamwork within interprofessional primary care teams that include nurse practitioners.
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CUMC in the News

Video Feature

Can Subway Noise Damage Your Hearing?
After hearing many complaints about noisy subway trains, Anil Lalwani and his team set out to measure the sound profile of stations around the city.

A Glimpse of History 
Presented by CUMC Archives & Special Collections

Dorothy Andersen, MDDorothy Andersen

Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen, P&S professor of pathology and pediatrics, was a pioneer in cystic fibrosis research. In a 1938 article she was the first to identify the disease and, with colleagues including Dr. Paul di Sant’Agnese (P&S’48), created the first tests to diagnose it. Andersen also did important work with cardiac malformations and glycogen storage disease. She died in 1963. Her papers are held by the Health Sciences Library’s Archives & Special Collections.


Calling All Artists: Register for the Annual CUMC Art Show 

The eighth annual CUMC Fine Art Exhibition, showcasing the artistic talents of staff, students, faculty, and family members, “Remorse” by Makenzie Dantonwill be on display beginning April 29 in the Hammer Teaching and Learning Center. Find out how to participate here.

Gender-Inclusive Restrooms

CUMC offers gender-inclusive restrooms for use by our community and guests. For a list of locations, visit the CUMC Facilities Management webpage.

Life Sciences Start-Up Seminar Series

“Best Practices for Starting a Biotech: Lessons Learned From Industry Leaders,” sponsored by the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative, is a seminar series designed to inform and inspire participants to consider careers in biotechnology. Each seminar is centered around a case study. Learn more and register at the links below.

March 21: Regeneron: The Path From Basic Research to Commercial Product

April 4: From Basic Biology to the Clinic

April 17: The Challenges of Founding a Pre-clinical Stage Company

May 3: Developing a Business Plan and Securing Investors

Photo of the Week

On March 5, CUMC Faculty Club chef de cuisine Gilbert Reyes competed in the second annual Rapid Fire Challenge at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show at the Javits Center, impressing the judges with a high-end appetizer that brought out the rich flavors of Kobe beef and langostino.

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

Featured Events

Breakthroughs in Endometriosis Treatment
3/16/17, 5-6 p.m., ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, 51 W. 51st St., third floor  More »

Saturday Science with the Zuckerman Institute: “What Makes a Sense?” 

3/18/17, 1-4 p.m. Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 3227 Broadway  More »

“Implicit Bias In The Academy” with Benjamin D. Reese Jr., PsyD
3/20/17, 1-3 p.m., Alumni Auditorium in the Black Building, 650 W. 168th St., first floor  More » 

“Zika and the Global Health Security Agenda”: a one-day meeting 
4/3/17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bard Hall Lounge, 50 Haven Ave., first floor  More »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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