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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.
- July 23, 2020
Earlier this year, New York was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Our doctors want to share some advice for colleagues in other states who are now facing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases.
- July 22, 2020
The International Collaboration and Exchange Program convenes premedical, medical, and dental students from Columbia University and beyond to discuss their COVID-19 experiences via online coursework.
- July 8, 2020
A new study compares different NYC reopening scenarios and suggests that keeping all industries, including schools, at 50% capacity may keep COVID-19 at relatively low levels through May 2021.
- July 8, 2020
Mailman researchers estimate that the overall COVID-19 fatality rate in New York City is 1.45%, twice that of estimates from other countries, and older adults have the greatest mortality risk.
- June 22, 2020
A new dashboard developed by public health scientists at Columbia University highlights age, race/ethnicity, and sex disparities in COVID-19 cases state by state.
- June 10, 2020
The most socially disadvantaged communities in NYC used the subway to a greater degree during the pandemic, and the strongest driver of subway use was the percentage of essential workers.
- June 3, 2020
Primary care providers have expanded access to buprenorphine for adults, but use of the opioid addiction treatment has decreased among the youngest patients, Columbia researchers have found.
- May 21, 2020
Delays in reimplementing social distancing could result in a stronger rebound of COVID-19 infections and deaths, according to an analysis by Mailman researchers.
- May 15, 2020
Reports that highlight the disparate impact of COVID-19 in communities of color should pay more attention to factors that give rise to those outcomes, Mailman researchers say.
- May 7, 2020
New modeling projections by scientists at the Mailman School of Public Health estimate that COVID-19 cases and deaths will rebound in late May as U.S. states ease stay-at-home orders.