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Week of September 19, 2016

Bone scan after treatment with fluoxetine and propranolol
Avoiding Bone Loss From Antidepressants
Breakdown of bone caused by the SSRI fluoxetine can be prevented with a beta-blocker, a CUMC mouse study has shown.
 
Mailman student with feet on differently tiled walkways
Gentrification in
Our Backyard
A Mailman student considers public health issues caused by gentrification and what can be done to mitigate them in Northern Manhattan.
Perampanel binding site
Scientists Unravel How Epilepsy Drug Works
Structural data showing how a new anti-epileptic drug blocks electrical signals may allow drug makers to develop safer and more effective anti-epileptics.
 
Youth Board of BridgeUp
How NYC Libraries Are Promoting Teen Health
The BridgeUp program provides academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health education to young people across the city.

CUMC in the News

Wall Street Journal - Sept. 6, 2016
 

Video Feature

 
YouTuber and internet personality Tom Syndicate visits the Motor Neuron Center at Columbia and speaks with ALS researchers.

Announcements



Donkey and elephant iconsThe CUMC community is invited to attend the 2016 Election Forum on Sept. 26. Come to discuss the candidates’ and parties’ plans for health care policy and the effect this election could have on academic medicine. Learn more and register here.


Autumn Haven logoCelebrate the changing seasons and enjoy “crafternoon” activities during the Autumn Haven festival, hosted at the medical center. Autumn Haven will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Haven Avenue between W. 169th Street and Fort Washington Avenue. Autumn Haven is a free one-day plaza festival featuring entertainment and fall-themed arts and crafts activities for the entire community to enjoy.


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. The last day to submit feedback is Sunday, Sept. 25.

Photo of the Week

Dental and P&S white coat ceremonies
Columbia University School of Nursing celebrated the opening of its new primary care practice location in Washington Heights last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. Cutting the ribbon are Stephen Ferrara, DNP, Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, and Lee Goldman, MD.

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

Featured Events


“The Future of Cancer Care”: An educational talk on personalized medicine with Andria Reyes, MA, and Mercedes Bazan
9/20/16, 5:30-7 p.m., Columbia Community Partnership for Health, 390 Fort Washington Ave., ground floor  More »

“Accent Discrimination: A Critical Race Theory Analysis” with Mari Matsuda, JD
9/21/16, 12:15-2 p.m., Room C03 at Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave.  More »

HIPAA Privacy and Information Security Briefing (for faculty and officers)
9/22/16, 11 a.m.-noon, Alumni Auditorium at the Black Building, 650 W. 168th St., first floor  Send a question »

“Back to School: Back to Health” informational event for Sickle Cell Awareness Day
9/24/16, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., conference center at Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, 173 Fort Washington Ave.  More »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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