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Week of March 14, 2016

Exposing the Tricks of Stealthy Bacteria
P&S biologists are probing the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria to uncover new ways to restore the drugs' effectiveness.
Zimbabwe’s Soundtrack to Understanding HIV
With lyrics in nine languages, ICAP’s hit pop song "Knock Knock Knock" inspires Zimbabweans to take part in a national HIV survey. 
Empowering Nurses to Improve Global Health
A strong nursing and midwifery workforce could improve health worldwide. Jennifer Dohrn has helped create new strategic guidelines for the WHO.

CUMC in the News

The Washington Post – 3/7/16

Photo of the Week

Women deans from across Columbia shared their perspectives at the March 7 colloquium "Women and Leadership in the 21st Century University." CUMC panelists were Bobbie Berkowitz of the School of Nursing (third from left) and Linda Fried of the Mailman School of Public Health (third from right). Lee Goldman, EVP and dean of the College of Physicians & Surgeons (left), moderated the panel. The colloquium was sponsored by the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Society for Women Faculty at CUMC. Read more »

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Video Feature

Scientists Watch Activity of Newborn Brain Cells in Mice

Columbia neuroscientists have described the activity of newly generated brain cells in awake mice and revealed the critical role these cells play in forming memories.
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Featured Events

Zuckerman Institute Community Brain Expo
3/16/16, 2–5 p.m., Kolb Annex Lobby, 40 Haven Ave. RSVP here 

World TB Day 2016—Global is Local: Opportunities and Challenges for
TB Elimination in New York City

3/21/16, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Bard Ballroom, 50 Haven Ave. RSVP here »

"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

Procurement Services Vendor Fair 
3/23/16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., The Armory, 216 Fort Washington Ave. Learn more 

Mailman Grand Rounds: Global Health, HIV, and Health Systems with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, MD
3/23/16, 4–5:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th St., First Floor Learn more »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.


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