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Week of September 12, 2016

2016 Horwitz Prize Winners: Cedar, Razin, Felsenfeld
Pioneers in Epigenetics Awarded Horwitz Prize
Columbia has named three scientists winners of the 2016 Horowitz Prize for their research on how molecules can regulate DNA without modifying its genetic code.
 
Debris-covered 9/11 responders
9/11-Related Illness
Is Still Common
Fifteen years after 9/11, new data show higher rates of cancer, asthma, acid reflux, and job loss among individuals exposed to hazards created by the attack.
 
Heart and EKG
New Test for Amyloid-Related Heart Failure
The imaging technique accurately identifies an often-misdiagnosed type of heart failure caused by buildup of amyloid and may eliminate the need for a biopsy in some patients.

Video Feature

 
In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a CUMC study. The findings may help us understand how Zika virus affects the developing brain.

CUMC in the News

New York Times - Sept. 1, 2016
 

Announcements


Facilities Management & Campus Services is redesigning its website to better address your needs. Among its key components, the website covers housing, Bard Athletic Center, campus construction, and the work order system. Tell us how we can improve your online experience by taking our quick, mobile-friendly survey.


Rally for Medical ResearchCUMC is supporting the 2016 Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day in Washington on Sept. 22. On Capitol Hill Day, medical research advocates will gather to urge Congress to provide robust, sustained, and predictable increases in NIH funding. Please contact Government & Community Affairs for details if you are interested in participating.

Photo of the Week

Dental and P&S white coat ceremonies
Students potted small plants to take home last week during a “crafternoon” run by the Center for Student Wellness. The center regularly hosts events promoting wellness and offers guidance to CUMC students that helps foster their personal and professional development.

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

Featured Events


Taub Institute seminar: “The Neurobiology of Decision Making: A Window on Cognition” with Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD
9/14/16, 12-1 p.m., P&S 12-460, 630 W. 168th St.

Ophthalmology grand rounds: “Gene Networks Guiding Photoreceptor Development, Evolution and Disease” with Anand Swaroop, PhD
9/15/16, 4:30-6 p.m., Flanzer Amphitheatre at Harkness Eye Institute, 635 W. 165th St., seventh floor  More »

Morningside Lights: TRAVERSE
Lantern-building workshops: 9/17-9/23/16, Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway
Procession: 9/24/16, 8 p.m., Morningside Park, 116th Street & Morningside Avenue  More »


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series: “Hope in the Face of Fear: Using Neuroscience to Transform Anxiety Treatments” with Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
9/19/16, 6:30-8 p.m., Davis Hall at International House, 500 Riverside Dr.  More »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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