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Week of April 3, 2017

Surgeon about to create incision (Getty Images)
In light of a new study, laparoscopic surgery should be offered to most women with early-stage endometrial cancer, says Columbia’s gynecologic cancer chief.
Household income
A Mailman School survey on U.S. health care shows that Americans believe a health insurance policy should be about 5 percent of household income to be affordable.
Hanadi Saad (credit: Liz Holliday)
Lebanese master’s student Hanadi Saad had an eye-opening experience shadowing nurse practitioners as part of Columbia Nursing’s international visiting program.
Gene expression in fruit fly embryos with and without epigenetic memory (Gary Struhl)
Studies answer an old debate in developmental biology: How do cells destined to form a particular tissue or structure remember what they’re supposed to be?
Dog with newspaper

CUMC in the News

Video Feature

P&S Women in History
2017 marks 100 years of co-ed medical education at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. This video presents an overview of some of the remarkable women of P&S.


March for Science 4/22

On Saturday, April 22, the first ever March for Science will take place in Washington, D.C. Scientists and concerned citizens from across the country will gather on the National Mall to show their support for science and research.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Heidy Hernandez in the Office of Government & Community Affairs (GCA) at 212-305-9950 or GCA may arrange transportation to and from the march if the CUMC group is large enough.

Wellness Days @Columbia

Wellness Days @Columbia are for coming together to raise awareness, support each other, and relax and unwind. They are a joint effort of students, faculty, and staff and are part of an ongoing focus on mental health, wellness, and community citizenship at Columbia.

Starting April 10, there will be multiple opportunities to engage: Participate in Mental Health Rounds, a bystander intervention workshop, April 10; attend “Awakening our Democracy: The Politics of Mental Health” on April 12; create a journal, meditate, or practice yoga with the Center for Student Wellness on April 13; and join a community walk for suicide prevention on April 15. Updates about Morningside events will be available on the Office of University Life page, and CUMC events will be listed in the Center for Student Wellness’s weekly newsletter. 

These activities are primarily intended for students, but faculty and staff will be welcome at certain events.

SAAM 2017 logoSexual Assault
Awareness Month

April is recognized nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This spring, join the Columbia community and make an impact. SAAM events, co-sponsored by Sexual Violence Response, aim to raise awareness of sexual violence/sexual assault and provide education to address and end sexual violence in our communities. For more information on events and activities, please visit the Columbia SAAM website.

Six events will be held on the medical center campus:

Photo of the Week

2017 Annual Nursing Dean's Reception
Columbia Nursing alumnus Mary Dickey Lindsay’45 speaks to Dean Bobbie Berkowitz from the audience at Columbia Nursing’s Annual Dean’s Reception. The March 2017 event celebrated student scholars as well as the alumni and friends whose gifts help to support their education.

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

Featured Events

Columbia Stem Cell Initiative seminar: “How To Make A Neuron” with Marius Wernig, MD, PhD
4/5/17, 11 a.m.-noon, Room 301 in Hammer Health Sciences Center, 701 W. 168th St.  More » 

The 2017 John Lindenbaum Memorial Lecture: “Insulin Resistance and Heart Failure” with E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

4/5/17, noon-1 p.m, Myrna Daniels Auditorium in the Milstein Family Heart Center, 173 Fort Washington Ave., first floor  More »

Free vein screenings by the Department of Surgery

4/6/17, 5-7 p.m., ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, 51 W. 51st St., Suite 330  More »

HealthHacks NYC Health Hackathon
4/8-4/9/17, Davis Auditorium (Room 412) in the Schapiro Center, 530 W. 120th St.  More » 

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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