Year in Review: 2014 Highlights in Video

December 18, 2014

Videos throughout 2014 augmented coverage of Columbia University Medical Center faculty research, student programs, and public health prevention campaigns. A sampling of videos that accompanied the year’s top stories:

Meniscus Regenerated with 3-D Printed Implant: Scientists created a 3-D printed implant that stimulates stem cells to regenerate the meniscus, cartilage that cushions and protects the knee.

Knee Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline: The naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults.

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

Ebola Facts vs. Fiction: Abdul El-Sayed, MD, assistant professor of epidemiology at Mailman School of Public Health, answers common questions about Ebola. (en español)


FDA-Approved Drug Restores Hair in Patients with Alopecia Areata: Columbia researchers identify immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata and restore hair growth.

FDA-Approved Drug Restores Hair in Patients with Alopecia Areata


Gloves4Gloves Campaign to Help with Ebola Treatment: Columbia nursing students launched a campaign to keep New Yorkers’ hands warm while raising funds to donate latex gloves to Ebola workers in West Africa.



WhiteCoats4BlackLives: More than 200 P&S students lay down on the floor of Hammer’s lower level 1 in December in a “White Coat Die-In” to protest recent grand jury decisions in New York City and Missouri cases. The event was part of a “WhiteCoats4BlackLives” protest held at medical schools across the country.



Precision Medicine: Faculty leaders discuss Columbia’s university-wide initiative in precision medicine, which will translate each individual’s genetic data into more precise diagnoses and will help in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of many varieties of human disease.

Precision Medicine at Columbia University


Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain: Research suggests that a delay in the normal elimination of excess synapses in the brain may be a common cause of autism.



2014 Gies Award: The College of Dental Medicine received a 2014 William J. Gies Award from the American Dental Education Association for the school’s Community DentCare Program.


Practice Makes Perfect: Simulation education at Columbia Nursing


Ebola Design Challenge: The Mailman School of Public Health and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science hosted an interdisciplinary challenge to design low-cost, technology-driven solutions to address the Ebola crisis.


See more videos in the CUMC Newsroom and on medical center YouTube channels:



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