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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.
- September 5, 2012
David Brenner, PhD, DSc, discusses three aspects of radiation and CT scans—quality control, training, and overuse—that urgently need addressing.
- August 7, 2012
Avian flu jumped from birds to aquatic mammals and was responsible for a pneumonia outbreak that struck harbor seals in New England
- August 2, 2012
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have identified a mechanism that can give energy-storing white fat some of the beneficial characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings, based on studies of mice and of human fat tissue, could lead to new strategies for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study was published today in the online edition of the journal Cell.
- July 31, 2012
A study found that educational experience was a strong predictor of cognitive decline risk across groups.
- June 26, 2012
Prenatal exposure to ubiquitous household chemical in vinyl flooring can increase a child’s risk for developing eczema.
- May 25, 2012