CUIMC Update - March 2, 2022
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CUIMC Welcomes Katrina Armstrong at Assembly
Katrina Armstrong, MD, chief executive officer of CUIMC and dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, was welcomed to Columbia at a campus assembly Monday, where she talked about opportunities to advance health care and promote equity. View recording.
Six VP&S Employees Receive Martha A. Hooven Awards for Excellence
VP&S recognized six employees dedicated to supporting the mission of the medical school’s workplace and its vibrant community. Read more.
Lumps and Bumps in Kids: When to Worry?
Not every bump on a child’s body is a cause for concern. VP&S orthopedic surgeon Wakenda K. Tyler, MD, shares tips on when to call your doctor and when to stay home. Read more.
Cured of a Challenging Tumor: Bisant Labib’s Story
Bisant Labib thought she had injured her back, but when doctors found an intramedullary tumor in her spinal cord, she sought the expertise of Paul McCormick, MD, co-surgeon-in-chief of NYP Och Spine Hospital and director of the spine hospital at CUIMC, to perform a life-saving procedure. Read more.
Mailman and VP&S Research: Use of Epidural in Childbirth Is Linked to Decreased Severe Maternal Morbidity
Epidurals lessen the risk of postpartum hemorrhaging, the leading cause of preventable severe maternal morbidity, according to Mailman and VP&S researchers. Read more.
VAGELOS COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
Teresa Palomero, PhD, Institute for Cancer Genetics, will receive $1,852,875 over five years from the National Cancer Institute for “Role and Mechanisms of VAV1 alterations in Peripheral T-cell Lymphomas.”
Priya Palta, PhD, and Keith Diaz, PhD, Medicine, will receive $7,263,372 over four years from the National Institute on Aging for “Leveraging the 24-hour movement paradigm to preserve cognitive function and prevent Alzheimer's disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) 24H-ACT Study.”
Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD, Stem Cell Initiative, will receive $3,450,000 over three years from the Milky Way Research Foundation for “Functional restoration of old hematopoietic stem cells via metabolic reset and cellular reprograming” and $2,739,535 over five years from the National Cancer Institute for “Emergency Myelopoiesis in the Pathogenesis of Myeloid Malignancies.”
Li Qiang, PhD, Pathology & Cell Biology, will receive $1,296,000 over five years from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for a subward of “Preclinical Validation of PPARg Acetylation Inhibitors for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment.”
MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Muhammad Parvez, DrPH, Environmental Health Sciences, will receive $2,567,731 over four years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for a subaward of “Developmental Exposure to Arsenic: Pneumonia, Immunity, and Microbiome (DEAPIM).”
AWARDS AND HONORS
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Billy Caceres, PhD, RN, received the 2021 Nurse of the Year award from the New York chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.
VAGELOS COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS AND COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE
Yiping Han, PhD, was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology of the American Society for Microbiology.
Institute of Human Nutrition Distinguished Lecture - Jessica Fanzo, PhD, March 2, 4 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, attend in person or view here.
ACE Master Clinician Mentorship Series - Session 2: "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Excellence in Mentorship,” March 3, 8 a.m., register here.
CopeColumbia’s New Workshop Series: Surviving Pandemic Fallout, March 3 and March 10, 12 p.m., register here.
Going from Microaggressions to Microinterventions with Dr. Derald W. Sue, March 3, 2 p.m., register here.
Updates on COVID-19 and Children: A Webinar for Pediatricians and Families, March 10, 6 p.m., register here.
For more events, visit the CUIMC Events listing.