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Week of March 7, 2016

New Synapse Visualization Tool
Using a new fluorescent probe in mice, scientists found that many synapses in the brain are surprisingly silent.
Follow the Food Truck: Health Care on Wheels
What if seeing your health care provider was as easy as grabbing lunch from your favorite taco truck?
Mixed Mental Health Risk with Cannabis Use
Researchers found that adults using cannabis had increased risk for substance use disorders but not for mood or anxiety disorders.

CUMC in the News

The Washington Post – 2/25/16

Video Feature

Engineering Music to Sound Better With Cochlear Implants
Columbia’s Cochlear Implant Music Engineering Group is trying to reengineer and simplify music to be more enjoyable for listeners with cochlear implants.
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Featured Events

 
Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty Lecture: Women and Leadership in the 21st Century University
3/7/16, 4:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th St., First Floor RSVP here 
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Bedework Calendar Information Session
3/8/16, 3–4 p.m., New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr., First Floor Auditorium. RSVP here 
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Zuckerman Institute Community Brain Expo
3/16/16, 2–5 p.m., Kolb Annex Lobby, 40 Haven Ave. RSVP here 
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"Single-Cell Genomics": Distinguished Lectures in Precision Medicine with Stephen Quake, DPhil 
3/22/16, 4–5 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th St., First Floor RSVP here 
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Announcements


A new CUMC Events Calendar is up and running. The Columbia-wide calendar platform Bedework will completely replace the current system, Sundial, by the end of June 2016. All groups using Sundial are urged to transition to Bedework as soon as possible. Attend an  information session on March 8 to find out more.

The InnovateNYP: Pediatric App Challenge, a 10-week competition to identify innovative technology solutions to enhance the pediatric patient experience and provider communication, will begin on March 12.

Effective Feb. 11, all health care workers who work in hospital facilities and have not received the flu vaccine must wear surgical masks, per New York State Department of Health requirements. Columbia University employees who enter or work in NYP space and most FPO practice sites are required to comply.

Be a part of the CUMC graduation ceremonies in May by volunteering as an event host. The CUMC Events office is looking for members of the CUMC community to volunteer. Find more details and sign up here.
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