CUIMC Replace – July 27, 2022

CUIMC Replace is a weekly e-newsletter that includes medical middle information and the accomplishments of our college, employees, and trainees. Please ship your information, honors, and awards to [email protected] Grants are supplied by the Sponsored Initiatives Administration workplace.


Summer time, Science, and Drosophila: New Program Shapes Future Scientists
College students from College Heights Excessive Faculty within the Bronx obtained hands-on analysis expertise in a brand new summer season program launched by Columbia’s Herbert Irving Complete Most cancers Middle. Learn extra.

Medical Curriculum Chief Joins VP&S
Rosa Lee, MD, has been named senior affiliate dean for curricular affairs at VP&S the place she’s going to work to strengthen the event of a curriculum that ensures a student-centered method to studying and builds on inclusivity and anti-racism efforts. She involves Columbia from the Metropolis College of New York Faculty of Drugs. Learn extra.

Potential ALS Therapy Emerges from Nerve Cells in a Dish
Twenty years in the past, Columbia scientists created a solution to make neurons in a dish, a discovery that has led to scientific trials of an experimental drug which will sluggish the development of ALS. Learn extra. 

Marijuana Use is A lot Extra Frequent in States that Have Legalized Leisure Hashish Use
A examine by Mailman researchers has discovered that the charges of hashish use and day by day hashish use have elevated throughout america, and that present hashish use and day by day use are considerably larger amongst people residing in states which have legalized leisure hashish use. Learn extra.

Columbia Nurses Assist Deal with Clinician Documentation Burden 
Members of the Columbia Nursing neighborhood are enjoying key roles in an American Medical Informatics Affiliation effort to sharply scale back documentation burden on U.S. clinicians. Learn extra.


StudioLab DrawingBoard
Wednesdays, 6 p.m., on-line
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Superior Distribution Coaching: Information and Occasions
July 28, 9:30 a.m., on-line
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Movie Works Alfresco at Haven Plaza: Coming to America
July 29, 7:30 p.m., Haven Plaza
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Open Workplace Hours for CUIMC Net Companies
Aug. 3, 3 p.m., on-line
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ISSO Newly Arrived J-1 School and Researchers Orientation
Aug. 16, 11 a.m., Zoom
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New Frontiers in Most cancers Analysis and Care: The Subsequent 50 Years
Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m., Vagelos Training Middle
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For extra occasions, go to the CUIMC Occasions itemizing.



Xueling Wu, MD, PhD, Aaron Diamond AIDS Analysis Middle: $820,308 over one yr from the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses for “Characterization of HIV-1 IgA bNAbs and ADCP operate.”

Andrew Teich, MD, PhD, and Man McKhann, MD, Pathology & Cell Biology: $4,049,990 over 5 years from the Nationwide Institute on Growing old for “An investigation of Alzheimer’s Illness pathology, microglial immune response, and CSF proteomics in regular strain hydrocephalus sufferers.”

Raul Rabadan, PhD, and Michael Shen, PhD, Methods Biology: $3,361,475 over 5 years from the Nationwide Most cancers Institute for “A transdisciplinary method for dissecting stem cell states in prostate most cancers.”

Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PhD, Institute for Most cancers Genetics: $272,484 over two years from the Nationwide Most cancers Institute for “Clonal dynamics and chemoresistance mechanisms of minimal residual illness in acute leukemia.”

R. Graham Barr, MD, DrPH, Drugs: $7,534,635 over 5 years from the Nationwide Coronary heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for “Precision phenotyping of emphysema within the aged: the MESA Lung Examine.”


Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, ICAP: $37,788,770 over 5 years from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Aid for “Advancing Sustainable Implementation of Complete HIV/TB Companies for Epidemic Management within the Republic of Mozambique beneath the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Aid (PEPFAR).”

Dustin Duncan, ScD, Epidemiology: $3,926,963 over 5 years from the Nationwide Coronary heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for “Characterizing Sleep, ART Adherence and Viral Suppression Amongst Black Sexual Minority Males.”

Allison Kupsco, PhD, Environmental Well being Sciences: $638,695 over three years from the Nationwide Institute of Environmental Well being Sciences for “Prenatal publicity to flame-retardants: mitochondrial signatures and childhood weight problems.”

Kiros Berhane, PhD, Biostatistics: $1,749,849 over 5 years from Fogarty Worldwide Middle for “Advancing Public Well being Analysis in Jap Africa via Information Science Coaching (APHREA-DST).”


Rebecca Schnall, PhD, Division of Scholarship and Analysis: $1,932,705 over 5 years from the Company of Healthcare Analysis and High quality for “Dissemination of the WiseApp for bettering Well being Outcomes Throughout Settings.”



2022-2025 Irving Students: An endowment created by Herbert and Florence Irving helps the Florence and Herbert Irving scientific analysis profession awards (“Irving Students”) program for junior college members concerned in scientific analysis and translational analysis. The most recent Irving Students are Marwah Abdalla, MD, MPH, Drugs; Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD, MS, Pediatrics; Katharina Schultebraucks, PhD, Emergency Drugs and Psychiatry; and Kazuki Sugahara, MD, PhD, Surgical procedure. Learn extra about their initiatives. 


Ruth Masterson Creber, PhD, Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, and Jingjing Shang, PhD, had been inducted into Columbia Nursing’s 2022 Sigma Worldwide Nurse Researcher Corridor of Fame.


Screenshot of a post about COVID-19 vaccines from the Columbia Medicine Instagram account


The New York Occasions 
For Monkeypox Sufferers, Excruciating Signs and a Battle for Care
Jul 18, 2022 – Suppliers and native well being officers are pushing the federal authorities to open up entry to the drug. “This isn’t a gentle illness, for a share of individuals it’s far more worse than I might have anticipated,” stated Dr. Jason Zucker, an infectious illness specialist on the NewYork-Presbyterian clinic. Editor’s Observe: Dr. Zucker is an assistant professor of drugs in the Vagelos School of Physicians and Surgeons. Learn extra.

Oprah Every day
They Left Careers within the Arts for the Discipline of Nursing
Jul 21, 2022 – Cue Columbia College’s nursing program, which has seen an uptick in admissions because the pandemic started. “Inside the first six months of the pandemic, we had been astounded to obtain a 30 % enhance in functions. The telephones had been ringing off the hook,” says Judy Wolfe, senior affiliate dean of pupil affairs on the Columbia College Faculty of Nursing. Learn extra.

The Wall Avenue Journal (Requires a subscription)
What a Good Evening’s Sleep Can Do For Your Coronary heart
Jul 17, 2022 – The American Coronary heart Affiliation final month added sleep to its checklist of things vital to coronary heart well being, an inventory that features seven others equivalent to weight-reduction plan, bodily exercise and blood strain. … “The extra we be taught, the extra we all know how instrumental sleep is to coronary heart well being,” says Marie-Pierre St-Onge, affiliate professor of dietary drugs and director of the Sleep Middle of Excellence at Columbia College Irving Medical Middle. Learn extra.