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Week of September 6, 2016

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Depression Care, Patient Needs Are Misaligned
Less than one-third of American adults with depression receive treatment, and many adults who are treated for depression do not screen positive for it, a new study finds.
Lee Goldman, MD
20th Anniversary of the Hospitalist: Q&A
Lee Goldman, MD, who co-created the first academic hospitalist program in the United States, discusses the contributions, challenges, and growth of the profession.
Doctor checking man's weight
Accelerated Risk: Cancer and Obesity
A large portion of cancer survivors are obese, and obesity rates in this group have risen more quickly than in individuals with no cancer history, Mailman researchers have shown.
teen with inhaler
Why Teenagers Seek or Skip Care for Asthma
A Columbia Nursing-led study found that teens with asthma-related anxiety and depression are more likely to seek care. Reasons for avoiding care are often forms of denial.

Video Feature

 
A high-resolution model of a small protein, created from images captured with a fast new camera and an electron microscope, offers insight on how vitamin A enters cells.

CUMC in the News

The Guardian - Aug. 3, 2016
 

Announcements


CU Public Safety is hosting Security Awareness Day on Sept. 9, with services offered in front of 650 W. 168 St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. including:inscribing electronics
  • Document shredding and electronics destruction (until 2 p.m.)
  • Bicycle registration and tuneup
  • Electronics registration and “tattooing”
  • FDNY demonstrations of fire and life safety techniques
  • Counsel from police and public safety professionals on personal safety and apartment security

Rally for Medical ResearchCUMC is supporting the 2016 Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day in Washington on Sept. 22. On Capitol Hill Day, medical research advocates will gather to urge Congress to provide robust, sustained, and predictable increases in NIH funding. Please contact Government & Community Affairs for details if you are interested in participating.

Photo of the Week

Dental and P&S white coat ceremonies
A warm welcome to all of CUMC’s new students! In August, the College of Physicians & Surgeons and the College of Dental Medicine held white coat ceremonies for their incoming classes. Dental, top left and bottom right; P&S, top right and bottom left. Watch a recap of the P&S ceremony here or click through the P&S and Dental photo albums for more.

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

Featured Events


“Your Child’s Development”: An educational talk on childhood health with Evelyn Berger-Jenkins, MD, Moira Rynna, MD, and more
9/13/16, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 390 Fort Washington Ave., ground floor  More »

ELabNYC bioentrepreneurship info session
9/13/16, 4 p.m., Room LL2-205, 701 W. 168th St. More »

Open house and celebration for the Nurse Practitioner Group’s new Washington Heights primary care practice
9/14/16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 516 W. 168th St.  More »

“Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture” lecture series: A historical perspective on personalized and precision medicine with James Tabery, PhD
9/15/16, 5-7 p.m., Schermerhorn Ext. 754, 1200 Amsterdam Ave.  More »

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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