Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Launches Office of Community Service Programs

The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) announced today the creation of the Office of Community Service Programs to expand the college's commitment to community service in Washington Heights and Inwood, other areas of upper Manhattan, and parts of the Bronx.

April 19, 2019

New York's FOX5 News Profiles Columbia Community Scholar - Chris Pelletierri

Chris Pellettieri is on a mission to carve out a new generation of artistry. Forever set in stone. "Stone carving is an ancient tradition that goes back thousands of years, before the United States, before Christianity," Pellettieri said. "Methods and techniques that were built up over all those years." Pellettieri believes he is one of only a handful of trained stone carvers in New York. "Everyone knows what the product of the stone carving tradition is, but hardly anyone knows what the activity looks like or what goes into doing it," Pellettieri said.

April 22, 2019

Columbia University's School of Social Work is Awarded $86 Million Grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to Reduce Opioid Deaths in New York State

Columbia University’s School of Social Work has been awarded $86 million over multiple years (pending availability of annual funds) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to support research intended to reduce opioid deaths across New York State. Nabila El-Bassel, University Professor and the Willma and Albert Musher Professor of Social Work, and her colleagues secu

May 02, 2019

Columbia University Honored by New York Blood Center & NY Mets

Columbia University was honored as one of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) winners of the 2019 New York Mets College Blood Donor Championships! The University partners with the New York Blood Center in hosting life-saving blood drives across the various campuses during spring, fall, Black History Month, summer and new student orientation. 

May 06, 2019

Inaugural COSMOS Community Stakeholder Meeting

Approximately one year after the April 2018 announcement of the Cloud–Enhanced Open Software-defined Mobile-Wireless Testbed for City-Scale Deployment, or COSMOS project, members from the research team organized the first COSMOS community stakeholder meeting. These stakeholder meetings are intended to facilitate communication, transparency and meaningful engagement between the community and the COSMOS team.

May 07, 2019

Highlights from the 2019 Columbia Career Expo

This year’s Columbia University Career Expo held on April 2 took over the entire lobby of The Forum at its Manhattanville campus. Representatives from numerous University schools and departments, including the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, welcomed the local community to share information about employment opportunities.  

May 14, 2019

Dr. Rui Costa Appointed Director of Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

I am pleased to announce my appointment of Dr. Rui Costa, Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, to Director and CEO of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.  Rui joined Columbia University in 2016 and has served the Institute as Associate Director and CEO for the last two years.  His leadership in this role has been vital, and we are fortunate he has agreed to take the helm of the Institute, along with its inimitable founding Codirectors, Drs. Richard Axel and Eric Kandel, as the Institute enters its next era.

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