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Week of February 27, 2017

States along a path
In the face of a new federal policy climate, Mailman faculty make a case that state-level laws matter too—in both positive and negative ways—especially for vulnerable residents.
Richard Lichtenthal speaking at 2012 Greater New York Dental Meeting alumni reception
College of Dental Medicine alumnus and teacher Richard Lichtenthal, DDS, is known for many things, but he is particularly admired for his dedication to mentoring.
Motor neurons innervating the foot, stained with fluorescent dye (Alana Mendelsohn/Jessell Lab)
Neurons that control the muscles in our hands and feet develop through a unique genetic program that may help explain how neural circuits essential for fine motor skills evolved.
Woman with cancer looking in mirror (kirstyokeeffe/iStock/Getty Images)
Commenting on clinical trials with scalp-cooling caps, Dawn Hershman, MD, says such interventions may ease distress and improve outcomes for breast cancer patients.
Dog with newspaper

CUMC in the News

Video Feature

This video, created by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and featuring ColumbiaDoctors Ophthalmology, discusses the impact of vision loss and the importance of vision rehabilitation.

The Facilities 411 
Protect your feet!

Certain tasks performed on the medical center campus can expose CUMC employees to foot hazards in the workplace. To learn about the safety footwear used for those particular jobs and other safety tips, visit the Facilities Management website.


CUMC Wireless Network Changes

A secure wireless network called Mercury is now available. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to connect to Mercury by following the instructions posted here.

The older secure wireless network, Athens, and guest-net unsecured wireless remain available for use as well. Athens will eventually be phased out; updated information will be posted on the CUMC IT home page.

Photo of the Week

Zafar Anwar intubates a mannequin
Zafar Anwar, vice president of Columbia Men in Nursing, demonstrates how to intubate a patient (mannequin) at the “Be My Critical Care Valentine” skills class.

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

Featured Events

“Biologies” Of Aging? Seminar Series: “The Effect of Mitochondrial Dysfunction on Aging in Drosophila” with Edward Owusu-Ansah, PhD
2/28/17, 1 p.m., Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168th St., Room 440  More » 

Cheer on the runners of the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K

3/5/17, 9 a.m., Fort Washington Avenue to Fort Tryon Park  More »

History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series: “Nuisance or Necessity? Historical Perspectives on the ‘Informed’ Patient” with Nancy Tomes, PhD

3/9/17, 6 p.m., Hammer Health Sciences Center, 701 W. 168th St., Room 103-A  More »

Bard Hall Players winter show: “Antony and Cleopatra”
3/9-3/11/17, various times, 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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