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Week of May 15, 2017

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A low-gluten diet does not lower heart disease risk in people without celiac disease, but limiting whole grains as part of a low-gluten diet may increase risk, a study reports.
Nurse with clipboard
A national survey from the Columbia School of Nursing finds that almost 40 percent of nursing students feel they need more instruction on preventing and controlling infection.
Gut and head retro-style illustrations
Mailman scientists have discovered abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria in chronic fatigue syndrome patients with and without irritable bowel syndrome.
Prostate cancer in mice after treatment with abiraterone (Cory Abate-Shen and Michael Shen)
Researchers discovered in mice a mechanism that reprograms tumor cells in patients with advanced prostate cancer, reducing their response to anti-androgen therapy.
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CUMC in the News

Video Feature

Hands Only CPR
Learn lifesaving tips in this short video about hands-only CPR from NewYork-Presbyterian. More information is available at

Lunch Break
Ideas for neighborhood excursionsRoger Morris Park and Morris-Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion, located on Jumel Terrace between 160th and 162nd Streets, is Manhattan’s oldest surviving house. Built in 1765 as a summer villa, the mansion served as a residence, the temporary headquarters of George Washington, and even a tavern before it became a museum in 1904. On weekdays the mansion is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; the surrounding park is open during daylight hours all week.

Have an interesting local spot you want to share? Submit it via email.


Columbia Commencement Week 

Columbia graduation is this week: Details are available on the Commencement Week 2017 website.

Ceremonies will be broadcast via livestream and can be viewed from the following links:

College of Dental Medicine
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Mailman School of Public Health
School of Nursing
Columbia University

Columbia grads
2017 NYC Bike Maps Available From Public Safety

Updated New York City bike maps are now available. You can pick up a free copy from Columbia University Public Safety, located in Room 109 in the Black Building, 650 W. 168th St.

Photo of the Week

Mailman students and alumni at 4/5 networking event (Carlos Correa)
P&S psychiatry professor and alumnus David Forrest poses with his likeness at the opening reception for the eighth annual CUMC Fine Art Exhibition. Dr. Forrest modeled for the mixed-media piece, “Psychoanalyst as a Renaissance Man,” a collaboration between him and prominent RISDE trained artist Christiane Corbat, who cast it on him and illuminated it to show left and right brain influences.

The exhibition, which showcases the artistry and creativity of the extended CUMC family, is on display throughout Lower Levels 1 and 2 of the Hammer Health Sciences Center.

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

Featured Events

Women’s health and wellness lunch, speaker panel, and yoga session hosted by the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
5/17/17, noon-1 p.m., Tower 103 in Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, 3959 Broadway More »

Diabetes seminar: “Artificial Sweeteners and Increased Obesity Rate” with Susie Swithers, PhD 

5/18/17, 9-10 a.m., Room 2 in the Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, 1150 Saint Nicholas Ave.  More »

“International Air Quality, Health, and Climate Impacts of Cookstoves, Diesel NOx, and Other Anthropogenic Sectors via PM2.5 and O3” with Daven Henze, PhD
5/18/17, 2:30 p.m., Room 1101 in the Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St.  
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The Dr. Thomas Q. Morris Symposium on Medical Education: “Confessions of a Converted Lecturer” with Eric Mazur, PhD
5/23/17, 4:30 p.m., Room 401 in the Hammer Health Sciences Center, 701 W. 168th St.  More »  

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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