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Week of April 10, 2017

Hand with needle and heroin bag (Getty Images)
Mailman researchers have found that in the last decade, heroin use in the United States has climbed fivefold and heroin dependence has more than tripled.
Bill Gies II with a framed photo of his grandfather and himself (ADEAGies Foundation)
Bill Gies II, grandson of CDM
co-founder and renowned dental education advocate William J. Gies, reflects on his grandfather’s character and legacy. 
Kidney illustration (LEOcrafts/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty Images)
Researchers have uncovered new genetic clues to understanding IgA nephropathy, or Berger’s disease, an autoimmune kidney disease and a common cause of kidney failure.
Laura Kelly, PhD
Laura Kelly, director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, discusses her professional path and her work with reproductive psychiatry and LGBT health.
Dog with newspaper

CUMC in the News

Video Feature

Losing a brother to suicide | Jed Foundation, The Moth
 
Speaking to an audience at The Moth, a live storytelling series, Columbia psychiatry professor Ali Mattu shares his story of losing a brother to suicide.

Lunch Break
Ideas for neighborhood excursions

Inspiration Point Shelter, a neoclassical open-air structure on Henry Hudson ParkwayInspiration Point at 190th Street, was built in 1925 as a resting place for pedestrians and leisure drivers. It is no longer accessible by car, but pedestrians and cyclists can reach the shelter from the Hudson River Greenway and enjoy scenic views of the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge, and New Jersey Palisades. To get there, head north on Riverside Drive, use the pedestrian bridge past 181st Street/Plaza Lafayette to cross Henry Hudson Parkway, and continue north until you reach Inspiration Point. A round trip from the medical center takes about 1 hour (3 miles) at a brisk walking pace.

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

Announcements

CUMC Celebrates 2016-2017, Issue 4

CUMC Celebrates acknowledges individuals at Columbia University Medical Center for their grants, honors, and leadership positions. The latest issue is now available online.

Honors and awards can be submitted for future issues using this form.

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CUMC Events Calendar Feed

Did you know you can create a customized feed of events from the CUMC events calendar? Navigate to the “Filter By” section of the calendar’s right sidebar, set the filters as desired, and click on “Export Options.” After adjusting the options, you will find a URL at the bottom of the dialogue box to add to your feed reader.

Photo of the Week

Mailman students and alumni at 4/5 networking event (Carlos Correa)
Mailman students and alumni met up for an evening of meaningful discussion and an informal roundtable on Wednesday, April 5, during National Public Health Week.

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

Featured Events


Columbia Aging Center Distinguished Lecture: “Unequal Lives and Aging: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?” with Carol D. Ryff, PhD
4/12/17, 4 p.m., Hess Commons in the Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., lobby level  More »

Columbia Population Research Center seminar: “Race, Racism, and Health in the Trump Era: Realities and Evidence-Based Projections” with David Williams, PhD

4/13/17, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Room 532 in the Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St.  More »

HITLAB seminar series: “A Talk with Google: Using Technology to Tackle Global Health’s Biggest Challenges” with Olivier Rabenschlag, head of Creative at Google
4/13/17, noon-1 p.m., Irving Cancer Research Center, 1130 Saint Nicholas Ave., first floor auditorium  
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P&S 250th Anniversary Precision Medicine Forum: “Harnessing the Power of the Genome to Meet Medicine’s Greatest Challenges”
4/26/17, 6 p.m.,
Wu Auditorium in the Vagelos Education Center, 104 Haven Ave., second floor  Space is limited; please register online » 

For more events, please visit the CUMC calendar.
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