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CUIMC’s LatinX Employee Resource Group offers an array of programs and activities around themes of community, culture, professional development, personal wellness, and family life.
Columbia’s Center for Comprehensive Wellness offers integrative treatments like acupuncture and massage to support cancer patients during their treatment with chemotherapy and radiation.
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among men in the United States, and about one in eight men will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime.
- March 4, 2021
A systematic screening program designed for athletes testing positive for COVID-19 has detected a low incidence of inflammatory heart disease, so far returning professional athletes safely to sport.
- March 3, 2021
A 15-minute COVID-19 test that can be used at home to identify infectious people is under development in David Ho’s laboratory and has received support from the NYC Economic Development Corporation.
- February 25, 2021
Spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant in the New York City region that shares worrisome similarities with other recent variants has been identified by scientists at Columbia University.
- February 19, 2021
Monica L. Lypson, MD, has been named vice dean for education and Jonathan Amiel, MD, has been appointed senior associate dean for innovation in health professions education.
- February 17, 2021
A nasal spray created by Columbia researchers prevented transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets, suggesting the spray could also prevent transmission of the coronavirus in people.
- February 15, 2021
Columbia faculty and staff speak about their experiences while volunteering at the Armory vaccination site.