Columbia University Precision Medicine Graduate Fellows

Columbia Names New Graduate Precision Medicine Fellows

December 18, 2019

Six graduate fellows and 26 associate graduate fellows from across Columbia University have been selected to participate in the Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project for the 2019-2020 academic year. The interdisciplinary project brings together faculty from medicine, humanities, social sciences, and law with international visiting scholars to discuss scientific, social, and humanistic questions that could inform policy and future research in precision medicine. The fellows are enrolled in master’s degree or PhD programs in bioethics; biological sciences; cellular, molecular, and biomedical studies; epidemiology; genetic counseling; health administration; narrative medicine; neuroscience; nursing; public health; sociology; and sociomedical sciences.

The project is co-directed by Maya Sabatello, LLB, PhD, assistant professor of clinical bioethics (in psychiatry), and Gil Eyal, PhD, professor of sociology. All fellows will join public events and working group meetings (view precision medicine and society events open to the CUIMC community). The six graduate fellows also will work with the directors to develop a manuscript on a topic related to precision medicine and society. 

“This Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project offers an excellent opportunity for all of us—fellows and scholars—to engage in a deep and vibrant dialogue about the potential benefits and pitfalls of recent developments and the future of precision medicine research,” said Sabatello. 

The Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project is housed within the Precision Medicine Initiative at Columbia University. Following are the names, schools, and programs of the fellows:

Precision Medicine Graduate Fellows

  • Larry Au, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), PhD in sociology
  • Diana Garofalo, Mailman School of Public Health, PhD in epidemiology
  • Sunny Jones, GSAS, PhD in Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies
  • Irina Kulichenkova, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Sonia Mendoza-Grey, Mailman School of Public Health, PhD in sociomedical sciences
  • Amy Weissenbach, GSAS, PhD in sociology

Precision Medicine Associate Graduate Fellows

  • Olamide Adejumo, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Matthew Argame, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Olivia Balderes, Mailman School of Public Health, MPH
  • Kayleigh Barrett, Mailman School of Public Health, MPH
  • Chris Cardona, GSAS, PhD in Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies
  • Sarah Harvin, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Enajite Igho, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Yoshiko Iwai, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Guneet Kaur, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine 
  • Julia Knox, Mailman School of Public Health, MPH
  • Kathleen Kraus, Mailman School of Public Health, MPH
  • Andrew Limoges, GSAS, PhD in biological sciences
  • Delilah Leibowitz, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Penelope Lusk, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Bree Martin, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, master’s in genetic counseling
  • Sarah Mclaughlin, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Shazia Mitha, School of Nursing, PhD in informatics and cardio-oncology
  • Katherine Neimeyer, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Kenia Pujols, Mailman School of Public Health, master of health administration
  • Sikder Rabbi, candidate for School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Leah Rosen, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Oluwatomisin Sontan, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Harini Sridhar, School of Professional Studies, MS in narrative medicine
  • Solomon Torres, Mailman School of Public Health, MS in epidemiology
  • Glenn Wolther, Teachers College, MS in neuroscience
  • Jon Zaikowski, School of Professional Studies, MS in bioethics

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