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Week of March 21, 2016

New Stem Cells Hold Therapeutic Potential
A new type of stem cell that carries one copy of the human genome may be a useful tool for genetic screening and therapies.
The Global Picture
on Drinking Water
From lead and arsenic poisoning to climate change and civil strife, Mailman professors assess threats to the water supply.
Columbia Expands Its Microbiome Research
Investigators are stepping up multidisciplinary efforts to explore the human microbiome, starting with a new working group and a core facility.

CUMC in the News


Video Feature

On March 18, Bard Ballroom overflowed with cheers, hugs, and high spirits as graduating P&S students learned their matching residency programs. Share in their excitement with this short reaction video, and catch more from Match Day on Instagram @ColumbiaMed.
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Featured Events

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 »

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 »

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day/Health Fair
4/1/16, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Riverview Terrace, 173 Fort Washington Ave., First Floor 
Register here 

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.


In a joint effort to improve the outdoor experience for our students, staff, patients, and visitors, CUMC Facilities Management and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will be replacing sidewalks around the medical center over the next few months as part of the campus-wide streetscape project. Construction details are available here.

Be a part of the CUMC graduation ceremonies in May by volunteering as an event host. The CUMC Events office is looking for members of the CUMC community to volunteer. Find more details and sign up here.
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