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Week of October 3, 2016

Ryanodine receptor/calcium channel GIF
Visualizing a Calcium Channel in Action
An imaging study revealing structural details of an intracellular channel that controls muscle contraction may lead to new drugs for heart and muscle disorders.
Street art of child's face fragmented
Monitoring Migrants: A Humanitarian Challenge
At a United Nations summit on refugees and migrants, Lindsay Stark, DrPH, explained how child separation during emergencies can be measured and understood.
Suicide rate graph
Who’s at Risk of Suicide After Hospital Discharge
Among patients recently discharged from U.S. psychiatric hospitals, patients with depression have the highest short-term suicide risk, a study finds.

Video Feature

Three-quarters of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata—an autoimmune disease causing patchy and, less frequently, total hair loss—regrew hair after treatment with ruxolitinib in a clinical study, report CUMC researchers.

CUMC in the News

The New Yorker - Sept. 26, 2016
The Wall Street Journal - Sept. 23, 2016
The Atlantic - Sept. 22, 2016


Free flu vaccination is now available to faculty and staff through Workforce Health & Safety; click here to view dates, times, and locations. Students enrolled in the Student Health Service (SHS) may receive the influenza vaccination at no charge at 60 Haven Ave. The New York State Department of Health requires health care workers who decline the vaccination or who have a medical contraindication to the vaccine to wear surgical masks in any hospital locations where patients may be present. For more information about the vaccination program, check the FAQs or contact CUMC Human Resources or the SHS.

Photo of the Week

Election Forum
At the CUMC election forum last week, experts debated the effect that this election could have on health care policy. Moderator Sree Sreenivasan and speakers Amy Carnevale and Lois Quam were accompanied onstage by a student panel posing questions. Watch the full event here.

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

Featured Events

“In the Field: Global Pediatric Oncology” with Leslie E. Lehman, MD, and Irini Albanti, MPH, MA
10/5/16, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hess Commons at the Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St.  More »

Narrative Medicine rounds: “Narratives in the Body: Why One Story and Not Another?” with Siri Hustvedt, PhD
10/5/16, 5-7 p.m., Pauline A. Hartford Memorial Chapel, 622 W. 168th St., first floor  More »

Seminar series on ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics: “The Complex Challenges of Genetic Discrimination” with Mark A. Rothstein, JD
10/10/16, noon-1 p.m., NYSPI Board Room #6601, 1051 Riverside Dr.  More »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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