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Week of May 30, 2017

CU168 will publish monthly beginning June 5; weekly publication will resume in September.
Citizen Endo teamt: Sylvia English, Mollie McKillop, Noemie Elhadad
The Phendo app, created by CUMC researchers, allows women with endometriosis to track symptoms, treatments, and impact and share the data with the research team.
Spectogram of mouse licking (Sawtell lab)
Nathaniel Sawtell is working to uncover how the brain can recognize and tune out sensory stimuli produced by the body’s own actions.
Happy African children
Development assistance for health largely ignores older age groups, with 90 percent of the assistance going to people below the age of 60, a Mailman School study finds.
Archival image (CUMC Archives & Special Collections)
After the Civil War, a social crusade for hospital reform began, and the need for qualified nurses spurred a grand experiment in nursing education.
Dog with newspaper

CUMC in the News

Video Feature

Making Art with Bacteria and Ants
Columbia University graduate students Frank Cusimano, Ross McBee, and Hunter Giese collaborated with artist Anicka Yi on her current Guggenheim exhibition, “Life is Cheap.” Read more on the CUMC Newsroom.

A Glimpse of History 
Presented by CUMC Archives & Special CollectionsSamuel Bard

George Washington’s Physician

Did you know that one of the founders of the College of Physicians & Surgeons saved George Washington’s life? Samuel Bard (1742-1821) was the first dean of P&S when it opened in 1767. Later, when New York City served as the nation’s capital in 1789, Bard served as Washington’s personal physician. When Washington developed a tumor in his thigh, it was Bard who successfully operated on it and supervised Washington’s convalescence.


Fort Washington Greenmarket Returns June 6

The Fort Washington Greenmarket will return to campus on Tuesdays beginning June 6. The market, which operates 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, offers local produce, baked goods, cheeses, honey, plants, and more.

Farmer's market vendor (credit: Robert Moschetta)

Visit the market information tent each week for cooking demonstrations, nutritional information, and health-related activities throughout the season. Clothing collection and food-scrap composting also will be available until 3 p.m.

Composting at the Greenmarket (Robert Moschetta)

2017 NYC Walk for Victory

Join Columbia and NYP for the NYC Walk for Victory to help raise awareness about Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects connective tissue, and advance the life-saving work of the Marfan Foundation.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 10, 8 a.m. to noon, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Join the Columbia/NYP team at, or contact the team captain for more information.

Walk for Victory

Photo of the Week

Maalobeeka “Molly” Gangopadhyay and Megan Mroczkowski
Maalobeeka “Molly” Gangopadhyay and Megan Mroczkowski were among several CUMC faculty members visiting Washington, D.C., earlier this month to attend the American Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Legislative Conference.

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

Featured Events

“E-cigarettes: Promise and Peril” with Maciej Goniewicz, PharmD, PhD
6/1/17, noon-1 p.m., Room 1101 in the Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., 11th floor  More »

Brickell Memorial Lecture: “Investing in Healthy Minds: An Economic Case for Mental Health Programs and Suicide Prevention in College Populations” with Daniel Eisenberg, PhD
6/7/17, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hellman Auditorium (Room 1601) in the Herbert Pardes Building, 1051 Riverside Dr., first floor  More »

“Men’s Health”: a lecture on men’s physical, mental, and sexual health with Carlos J. Maldonado, PhD
6/8/17, 5:30-7 p.m., Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Ave., ground floor  More »

ColumbiaDoctors Community Talks: “Concussions in Kids” with Bob Fryer, PhD, MD 
6/14/17, 6-7 p.m., ColumbiaDoctors Child Neurology/Westside, 21 W. 86th St.  More »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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