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Week of September 28, 2015

Neuroscientist Wins Horwitz Prize

Columbia will award the prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky for discovering a system that helps neurons wire the brain. He will deliver two lectures on Nov. 12.

How Does Childhood Stress Impact Health?
A Mailman School study will investigate how early life stressors affect heart health, especially in a minority population.

CDM Recognized for Diversity Efforts
For the second year in a row, the dental school won a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The larger university also was honored.   

CUMC in the News


Photo of the Week

This bird's-eye view of the neighborhood against a stunning summer sky was captured from the Black Building by Justin Golub, MD, Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery. 
Submit a photo of the week by email and find more community photos on our Instagram feed @ColumbiaMed.

Featured Events

CUMC Green Team Meeting
9/29/15, 4 p.m., Hammer LL-203, 701 W. 168th St. RSVP here.

Free Shredding Offered by Public Safety and NYPD
10/2/15, 10 a.m.
– 2 p.m., outside 650 W. 168th St.

Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities with Brian Greene, PhD
“Searching for the Deep Laws of Nature”
10/7/15, 4:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th Street, First Floor
Andrew D. Hyman Memorial Lecture with Former HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala 
“Universal Healthcare: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?”
10/15/15, 4 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th St., First Floor

Frontiers in Diabetes: Can Diabetes Be Cured?
11/14/15, 8 a.m.– 4:25 p.m., Russ Berrie Pavilion, Rooms 1 & 2 


* Free flu vaccination is now available to faculty and staff through Workforce Health & Safety. Read More>> 
* The study area on the lobby level of Hammer Health Sciences Center (HHSC) is temporarily closed for construction and will reopen at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7. Read More>>

* Hot and cold water in the Black Building will be unavailable from 11 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 29, through 2 a.m., Wed., Sept. 30, for construction. Read More>>

*  Construction continues on the lobby level of HHSC from Oct. 1 to 15.  Read More>>  
* Elevator service in HHSC will be suspended between Lower Level 2 and Floor 2 on Oct. 4 from 6 a.m. to approximately 8 p.m.  Read More>>  
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