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School & Program Updates

School & Program Updates

Columbia Commemorates National Public Health Week 2018

Featured is a Campus-Wide Day of Interprofessional Action on April 5, when all health science schools of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) free themselves from business as usual so students and faculty can learn together in teams. In lieu of regularly scheduled classes for most dental, medical, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pastoral care, physical therapy, public health and social work students, the campus will join together for a daylong interprofessional curriculum. Students, faculty, and staff will cross school boundaries for presentations, experiential learning, workshops, and skill-building seminars that convey the necessity and skills of egalitarian team work. Our curriculum will be fortified with lessons from our community partners in Washington Heights. For more information and a complete list of small group workshop topics, please visit our website.

Monday, April 2

A Special Lunch & Lecture with Dr. Anne Marie Liebel: Understanding Hidden Power Dynamics in Healthcare

Sponsored by The Lerner Center and Future Healthcare Leaders

How might educational and organizational structures and processes, in public health and healthcare organizations, undermine equity goals? Dr. Liebel, host of the podcast series, “10 Minutes to Better Patient Communication,” brings critical language, literacy, and education research into conversations across the health sector and will discuss power relations within public health and healthcare organizations, in the service of promoting health equity. Dr. Liebel invites you to listen to the podcast: “Providers: your language may have more power than you realize.

Pet Therapy with Wynston! — Sponsored by The Center for Student Wellness – invites you to

“Take a paws, and relax with Wynston!”

Meditation with Center for Student Wellness

The Center for Student Wellness will hold their weekly Monday Meditation and invites the Mailman community to take a few minutes to peacefully re-center.

One Health Initiative Lyme Disease Panel

Allan Rosenfield Building, Hess Commons                                                                            

An engaging panel of experts around Lyme Disease and related issues includes experts: Dr. Brian Fallon; Dr. Richard Goldstein; Dr. Ilya Fischhoff; and Dr. Maria Diuk-Wasser, from the Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

Tuesday, April 3

Food Policy & Obesity Prevention (FPOP) Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Freundenberg

Distinguished Professor of Public Health at City University of New York School of Public Health and director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, Dr. Freundenberg will be speaking on his work related to food justice and food policy.

Human Gene Therapy: The Road to Today and Beyond

Join CUMC for the Thirty-third Annual Colleen Giblin Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Guangping Gao from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center as he lectures on the history and future of genetics and genetic diseases.

Wednesday, April 4

Columbia Aging Center’s Alumni Job Panel

Meet alumni from the public, private, and entrepreneurial fields working with aging populations and learn what employers are looking for in terms of skills, experience, and training. Hear about Mailman’s relationships with employers in the aging sector. Lunch provided, RSVP requested.

Planning for Change: CUMC Addresses Gun Violence

Join the CUMC community in discussing ideas to organize and bring the much-needed attention to this Public Health crisis of gun violence. What do YOU want to see happen on campus? How can we mobilize as a community to create impact? This event will inform a Week of Action related to Gun Violence in the future. Brought to you by Primary Care Progress, Association for Justice and Health, and Human Rights Initiative. Lunch will be provided and members of the Center for Student Wellness will be present.

Friday, April 6

Tele-Ophthalmology and Artificial Intelligence Conference

The Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University Medical Center will be hosting sessions to explore the need and role of tele-ophthalmology in blindness prevention and population management. The role of artificial intelligence in medicine and emerging technologies will be discussed. More details pertaining to the conference can be found at: CUMC students can livestream this conference free of charge. To learn more, contact the department of ophthalmology.

Monday, April 9

5:00-8:00 p.m. Clothesline Project Kick-off with Women 4 Women and SHAG

W4W and SHAG are hosting a kick-off event for the annual Clothesline Project as part of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This event displays shirts that victims/survivors of sexual violence write their experiences on, as well as shirts with words of support written by allies. At the kick-off event, plain shirts and art supplies are available for people to utilize, as well as coloring pages and other calming, therapeutic activities. These student organizations are excited to collaborate with Sexual Violence Response, Center for Student Wellness, and the Sexuality, Sexual, and Reproductive Health Certificate.