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Week of March 27, 2017

Child swimming
Injury is three times more likely to be the cause of death in individuals with autism as compared with the general population, and drowning is the leading culprit in autistic children.
Health Policy Forum (Michael DiVito)
Experts gathered at the school’s annual Health Policy Forum to discuss the cost and quality of health care as well as the impact of any repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Lungs recovering (Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic)
Inspired by an abandoned surgical technique, Columbia scientists developed a method to recover damaged donor lungs and maintain lung viability for several days.  
Lab mice with food (tiripero/iStock/Getty)
A study in mice shows that lipocalin 2, a hormone secreted by bone cells, suppresses appetite by activating neurons linked to appetite control.
Dog with newspaper

CUMC in the News

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IGM - Final-HD
The Institute for Genomic Medicine, part of Columbia University’s Precision Medicine Initiative, is driving innovation in genomic medicine through cutting-edge research, clinical applications, and outreach efforts.

Public Safety Pointers CU Public Safety
Shred Fest & Ride Your Bike to Campus Day

On Friday, April 28, CU Public Safety is hosting its annual Shred Fest/Electronics Destruction and Ride Your Bike to Campus event. Join us in front of the Black Building, 650 W. 168th St., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for services including:

  • Free shredding for office and personal documents
  • Free electronics destruction
  • Free bike registration and tuneup
  • Free electronics engraving and registration with CU Public Safety and the NYPD
  • One-on-one discussions with security professionals and police on personal safety
  • Discount bike locks, laptop locks, and more


New Issue of Columbia Medical Review Available 

Issue 2 of the Columbia Medical Review, a peer-reviewed CMR logoacademic journal at the intersection of medicine and society, is available online.

Complete Annual HIPAA Privacy and Security Training by April 30

The annual HIPAA online training required for all faculty, staff, and students is available online here. Please log in with your UNI and password and complete the two required courses by April 30.

Photo of the Week

P&S Student Research Day
Theodora Karagounis explains her poster at P&S Student Research Day, an annual showcase of research projects conducted by medical students and PhD candidates. Ms. Karagounis was one of two first-place winners in the research year category for her study, “Dynamics of Escape After a Single Infusion of a Broadly Neutralizing Anti-HIV-1 Antibody in Human Subjects.”

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

Featured Events

David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture: “AOA and the Healthcare Transformations of the 21st Century” with Terence Dermody, MD
3/28/17, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium in the Black Building, 650 W. 168th St., first floor  More »

Columbia Aging Center Brown Bag Series: “The Brain Bases of Emotion Regulation Across the Lifespan” with Kevin Ochsner, PhD
3/29/17, 11 a.m., Room 440 in the Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St.  More »

Mailman Grand Rounds: “Environmental Impacts on Health Disparities” with Ana Navas Acien, MD, PhD  
3/29/17, 4-5:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium in the Black Building, 650 W. 168th St., first floor  More »   

Kidney health: an educational talk on common kidney disorders with Maya Rao, MD

3/29/17, 5:30-7 p.m., Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Ave., ground floor  More »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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