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Week of January 17, 2017

DNA Sequence, Getty Images
Columbia researchers have created a user-friendly program that rapidly predicts the genes driving an individual’s cancer and recommends treatments.
SHPEP group shot
CUMC’s free summer program for college students interested in medicine and dentistry will expand this year to include public health, OT, PT, nursing, and nutrition.
Med students in the clinic
P&S researchers identified five features of the medical school learning environment, such as pass/fail grading and wellness programs, that improve well-being.
Woman with bowed head
Mailman School faculty map the complex intersections among discrimination, social status, and illegal drug use.
Dog with newspaper

CUMC in the News

Video Feature

Happy New Week from the Monday Campaigns
Public health advocates at the Monday Campaigns, an initiative supported by the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Columbia, outline a tried-and-true route to achieving your goals. Read more

Public Safety Pointers CU Public Safety
Emergency blue light telephones

The University maintains a system of emergency two-way call boxes (blue light phones) around all three campuses to report emergencies. By pressing the red button at the stations, users are immediately connected with the appropriate Department of Public Safety Operations Center. Maps of blue light call boxes are available at the links below.


Influenza Mask-On Requirement

As of Dec. 29, the New York State Department of Health has declared that influenza is prevalent in New York State. All Columbia employees who enter or work in NYP space and most FPO practice sites and who have not been vaccinated against the influenza virus must wear a surgical mask.
Workforce Health and Safety will administer the flu vaccine weekdays in Harkness Pavilion, Room 112, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the Milstein lobby from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Don’t Let Winter Get You Down!

Prevent injuries, illnesses, and/or damaged property by taking the proper safety precautions. Check out these winter safety tips.

New Magazine Issues Available 

Columbia Medicine (Fall/Winter Issue)
Columbia Public Health (2016 Issue)
Columbia Nursing (Fall/Winter Issue)
Columbia Dental Medicine (Fall/Winter Issue)
Columbia (Winter Issue)



Photo of the Week

The four school cakes
Making a sweet start to the year, CUMC held a “cake off” to kick off the various anniversary celebrations happening across campus in 2017. Neighborhood bakeries made a special cake for each school, and a panel of judges as well as CUMC faculty and staff were invited to vote for their favorite in terms of appearance, taste, and representation of the school’s anniversary or mission. The winners are revealed here.

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

Featured Events

13th Annual Leahey Lecture: “Genomics Enters Medicine: Ethical Challenges Associated With the Return of Results to Patients” with Paul S. Appelbaum, MD
1/25/17, noon-1 p.m., Myrna Daniels Auditorium in the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, 173 Fort Washington Ave., first floor  More »

Dean’s Grand Rounds (Mailman): “Achieving Public Health 3.0 Through Food Policy: A Broadening Vision of Food and Health” with Mark Bittman and Claire Wang, MD, ScD
1/25/17, 4-5:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium in the Black Building, 650 W. 168th St., first floor  More » 

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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