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Week of September 8, 2015

Can That iPad Cause Myopia?

P&S researchers have discovered a gene that causes nearsightedness in kids who spend a lot of time reading or doing other “nearwork.”  

Big Soda and Obesity

Mailman School scientists weigh in on research funding and what’s really fueling the obesity epidemic.


Twitter as a Public Health Tool

A Columbia Nursing study demonstrates how the social media platform can be a tool for public health officials.


Medicine's History, Illustrated

Several rare medical texts with striking imagery are newly available online from CUMC’s Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library.


CUMC in the News

"How to Halt the Violence"  MORE HEADLINES

Photo of the Week

Vanessa Corwin, Physical Therapy, snapped a picture of eggplant at the Tuesday Greenmarket as she chose the ones she would take home to sauté with garlic and olive oil.

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


Musical Mondays
CUMC musical performances
9/28/15, 10/26/15, 12/7/15, 6 p.m.
Bard Hall Lounge

History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series with Bert Hansen, PhD
"Louis Pasteur and the Pleasures of Art"
10/8/15, 5:30 p.m. refreshments, 6 p.m. lecture
 Russ Berrie Pavilion, Room 2
Andrew D. Hyman Memorial Lecture with Former HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala 
“Universal Healthcare: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?”
10/15/15, 4 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th Street, First Floor


Starting today, the Barnes & Noble campus store is extending its hours of operation. New hours: Mon.-Fri.: 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. & Sun.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. READ MORE

Hilltop Perk opened its new location at 83 Haven Ave. Stop by for Stumptown coffee, snacks, and more. READ MORE   

On 9/12, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m., 168th & 169th streets between Fort Washington and Haven avenues and Haven Avenue between 168th and 170th streets will be closed to accommodate equipment delivery. READ MORE

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