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Twenty years ago, when AIDS was devastating communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Columbia's Wafaa El-Sadr created an organization to save lives in some of the continent’s hardest-hit countries.
Shaman, a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health, was named interim dean of the Columbia Climate School in July 2023.
- May 28, 2021
The rapid shortening of the cell's telomeres between birth and age 3 may render telomeres particularly susceptible to environmental influences during this time, potentially influencing longevity.
- May 7, 2021
Exposure to air pollution, even for just a few weeks, can impede mental performance, but aspirin can lessen the effect, Mailman researchers have found.
- May 7, 2021
Driving data captured by vehicle recording devices can help detect mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older drivers, Columbia researchers have found.
- April 28, 2021
A study from Columbia's Peter Muennig on the benefits of creating a park over the Cross Bronx Expressway is helping elected officials and community leaders make the case for transforming the highway.
- April 23, 2021
The department began in 1945 as the Division of Hospital Administration at a time when post-war optimism in science and medicine led to the construction of more hospitals.
- April 6, 2021
Mailman's ICAP program is well-known for its efforts in fighting HIV, malaria, and TB around the world, but they're also busy in the fight against COVID-19 in nearby Harlem and Bronx neighborhoods.
- March 29, 2021
Flavored cigarettes have been banned in the United States for more than a decade—with one glaring exception: menthol cigarettes, which are used at substantially higher rates among Black Americans.
- March 11, 2021
New videos from Hip Hop Public Health, a community organization founded by a Columbia neurologist, are using the power of music to help increase COVID-19 vaccine coverage in communities of color.
- March 9, 2021
A new review of existing evidence proposes eight hallmarks of environmental exposures that chart the biological pathways through which pollutants contribute to disease.
- February 26, 2021
A new study found a strong association in the U.S. between jail incarceration and death rates from infectious diseases, chronic lower respiratory disease, drug use, and suicide.