Year in Review: Top CUMC Student News of 2014

P&S Students Stage Die-In

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 grand jury decisions in recent New York City and Missouri cases. The event was part of a "WhiteCoats4BlackLives" protest held at medical schools across the country.

New Master's Degree for Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

Students entering the Mailman School of Public Health this fall had a new degree option, the master of healthcare administration. The new degree provides students with an interdisciplinary education in management, organizational leadership, health care policy, and health systems.

Gloves4Gloves: Campaign to Help with Ebola Treatment

Nursing students started selling winter gloves to New Yorkers to fund the donation of latex gloves to workers treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

First Columbia-Bassett Class Graduates

A new education track that started with 10 medical students in 2010, the Columbia-Bassett Program, graduated its first class in May.

Dental School Outreach in Neighborhood Schools

Working with the National Dental Association, Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine has expanded programs in public schools. Dental students interacted with the public school students and answered their questions about improving tooth brushing and other oral care.

CoSMO Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

In 2004, medical students turned an idea into a clinic that serves the medical center neighborhood’s uninsured and helps them find continuity of care. That group, Columbia Student Medical Outreach, turned 10 in March.

Public Health Goes Back to School

The Mailman School of Public Health welcomed more than 650 students this fall, including the largest MPH class in the school’s history.

CUMC presents InnovateMED | CUMC and the CITY

Medical students organized the Sept 27 InnovateMED conference, at which several speakers shared their ideas about innovations in medicine with an audience that participated via interactive audience response. Recordings are available at

Revolution, Evolution, Solution: A Decade of DNP at Columbia Nursing

The doctor of nursing practice degree program at Columbia University School of Nursing turned 10 this year. The program was among the first in the nation.

Push from Med Students Leads to Columbia Global Health Lecture Series

It’s an example of students taking their education into their own hands: Medical students wanted a way to learn about global health, so they helped create a lecture series.

Elvis Camacho’s Unusual Path to Medical School

He wasn’t expected to go to college, let alone medical school. Read about military veteran Elvis Camacho’s path to P&S.