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Week of December 7, 2015

Mailman & White House Spotlight Climate Change
As world leaders gathered to negotiate a climate treaty, Mailman collaborated with the White House to spotlight the health impacts of climate change.

Venom as Medicine
P&S researchers created the first catalog of animal toxins and their effects on humans, some of which are therapeutic.

Nursing Building Tops Off
Members of the Columbia Nursing community gathered to sign the last beam and watch as it was lifted into place to complete the steel structure.

Wendy Chung Discusses Precision Medicine
Wendy Chung, a pioneer in using genetics in the clinic, discusses the next frontier in precision medicine. 

CUMC in the News


Photo of the Week

Iris Cirino (center), supervisor of the College of Dental Medicine's Central Sterilization Unit, was honored with a Baton Award, given annually by CUMC leadership to exceptional team players among administration. She is pictured with Lee Goldman (left) and Ronnie Myers (right), who presented her with the award. The other awardees were Michael Aliberto, director of the Faculty Club, and Yu-hui Ferng, program manager for the School of Nursing’s Office of Global Initiatives.  
Submit a photo of the week by email and find more community photos on our Instagram feed @ColumbiaMed.

Featured Events

Annual Alexander Ming Fisher Lecture with Craig Spencer, MD 
“Death and Dying in West Africa: Understanding Cultural Traditions and Conflicting Biomedical Imperatives During the Ebola Epidemic”
12/8/15, 4:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th St., First Floor

CUMC Dance Showcase "Dance the Night Away"

12/11 & 12/12, 8 p.m. Buy tickets for 12/11 and 12/12.  

John M. Lewis Memorial Lecture with Stephen Goff, PhD
 “Be Quiet – Silencing Retroviruses in Embryonic Stem Cells”
 12/17/15, 4-5 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th St., First Floor 



CUMC Bookstore Offers Columbia Appreciation Sale
From 12/9-12/11, show your CUMC ID for 25 percent off merchandise. Restrictions apply. See store for details. 

Free Electronics Engraving
To help deter theft, Public Safety will engrave and register your devices for free in the Allan Rosenfield Building lobby on Thursday, Dec. 10. Contact Ricardo Morales with questions.

Donate to the Annual CUMC Holiday Toy Drive
Drop off new, unwrapped toys for children (ages 3–13) at locations below. Toys will be distributed to children in the Upper Manhattan community. Contact Government & Community Affairs for more information. 

Drop Off Locations:
  • 630 W. 168th St., Rooms 3-401 and 3-450
  • 722 W. 168th St., lobby 
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