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“She was the first person I ever saw as a patient,” said Sander Markx, director of precision psychiatry at Columbia University, who was still a medical student in 2000 when he first encountered April.
The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia began hosting a donor gratitude ceremony in the late 1970s, said Paulette Bernd, who runs the school’s clinical gross anatomy course.
At the end of the first year, people in the study who took the daily 500-mg pill and who were in the bottom tier of flavanols “normalized” their levels of flavanols, said study co-author Scott Small.
Adam Brickman, the Columbia University professor of neuropsychology who led the study, said “Well-designed studies are showing that there might indeed be some benefits” to taking multivitamins.
Editor's Note: Jason Carmel, featured in this story, is the Weinberg Family Associate Professor of Neurology at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Katherine Keyes, professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, about a CDC report that found drug overdose deaths increased by 2% last year.
"Kids have been moving towards a view that marijuana is safe and benign — that’s factually incorrect," says lead author Ryan Sultan, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University.
Individuals aren’t the only ones affected. Collecting DNA also implicates “family members and, in some contexts, communities,” said Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, a biomedical ethicist at Columbia University.
“I’m so excited about this FDA ruling,” said Dr. Mary Rosser, an assistant professor of women’s health at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
“Despite availability of a variety of contraceptive methods, nearly half of the pregnancies every year are unintended,” Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, of the Mailman School of Public Health, testified.