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CUIMC Grand Rounds

The four deans of the schools at Columbia University Irving Medical Center launched the CUIMC Grand Rounds in 2021 to provide a forum for formal scholarly exchanges across schools and disciplines at the medical center. The CUIMC Grand Rounds will be held quarterly to bring together students, educators, researchers, and clinicians in the spirit of intellectual curiosity and academic cooperation. The inaugural CUIMC Grand Rounds took place on March 1, 2021 and featured David D. Ho, MD.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

To be announced

Previous Grand Rounds

April 22, 2021

"Pandemic Preparedness: A Public Health Perspective"



Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA 
University Professor
Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Professor of Global Health (in Epidemiology)
Director, ICAP at Columbia University

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W. Ian Lipkin, MD
John Snow Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Neurology and of Pathology & Cell Biology
Director, Center for Infection and Immunity

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Jeffrey Shaman, PhD
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (in the International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Earth Institute)
Director, Climate and Health Program

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Moderated by

Linda Fried, MD, MPH
DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice
Professor of Epidemiology and of Medicine
Dean, Mailman School of Public Health 
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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March 1, 2021

"Increased Resistance of New Circulating SARS-CoV-2 Variants to Antibody Neutralization"


David Ho

David D. Ho, MD

Clyde ’56 and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine
Director, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Director, Wu Family China Center

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Biography of David D. Ho, MD

Dr. Ho is the Clyde’56 and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine, founding scientific director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, and director of the Wu Family China Center for Health Initiatives at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received degrees from California Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Ho has been at the forefront of AIDS research for 39 years, publishing over 400 papers. His elegant studies unraveled the dynamic nature of HIV replication in vivo and revolutionized our basic understanding of a disease that took the lives of so many. He championed combination antiretroviral therapy that resulted in unprecedented management of HIV in patients, transforming a disease that meant almost certain death into a chronic condition for more than 25 million individuals worldwide. His research team is now devoting considerable effort to vaccine and antibody research directed at halting or slowing the spread of AIDS. After working on the SARS virus, he has turned his work now to developing drugs and antibodies to fight the new coronavirus.

Dr. Ho has received 14 honorary doctorates, including one from Columbia University. He was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year in 1996 and received a Presidential Citizen Medal in 2001. He was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, recognized by the Kingdom of Thailand with the Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine, and given the Distinguished Alumni Award by Caltech. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine as well as the Chinese Academy of Engineering.



CUIMC Grand Rounds Hosts

CUIMC Grand Rounds will be hosted by the deans of the four CUIMC schools:

Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, School of Nursing
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Irving Medical Center   

Linda Fried, MD, MPH       
Dean, Mailman School of Public Health 
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Anil K. Rustgi, MD   
Interim Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine               

Christian Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent                   
Dean, College of Dental Medicine           
Senior Vice President, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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