Our News on Newswise

Political Polarization: Often Not as Bad as We Think

As politics grows increasingly polarized, a new global study finds people often exaggerate political differences and negative feelings of those on the opposite side of the political divide, and this misperception can be reduced by informing them of...
30-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lockdown Led to 70% Drop in NYC COVID Spread, Masks Also Effective

Reducing contact rates contributed to around a 70 percent reduction in the transmission of COVID-19 in New York City during the spring pandemic wave. Widespread use of face coverings contributed an additional 7 percent reduction. The study led by...
14-Sep-2020 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center Earns National Cancer Institute Renewal

The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center has been redesignated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the NCI, the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research, care and training.
26-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Fatality Risk Is Double Earlier Estimates: Study

In one of the most robust studies of COVID-19 mortality risk in the United States, researchers estimate an infection fatality rate more than double estimates from other countries, with the greatest risk to older adults. Columbia University Mailman...
1-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Limiting School Capacity for New York City Reopening

Data modeling projections by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists evaluate potential policies to reduce new infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in coming months, including by limiting school capacity by 50 percent or...
1-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 One-Step Saliva Test Is Born in Columbia Fertility Clinic

Columbia fertility experts have developed a one-step saliva test for COVID-19 that could expand access to testing.
18-Jun-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NYC Subway Data Reveals Communities of Color Carry the Burden of Essential Work and COVID-19

A new study shows there was substantial social distancing inequalities throughout New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers reported that areas with the lowest individual income and a greater percentage of non-white and/or...
4-Jun-2020 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Latest Columbia COVID-19 Projections: Delayed Response to Rebound Would Cost Lives

New projections from Columbia University scientists find that delays in reimplementing social distancing following a relaxation of control measures could result in a stronger rebound of COVID-19 infections and deaths. If control measures had been in...
21-May-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

See All News

Our Experts on Newswise

21st International AIDS Conference 2016

As delegates gather in Durban, South Africa from July 19th to the 22nd for the 21st International AIDS Conference (2016), leading researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health are available to evaluate pioneering studies...
13-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Supreme Court Decision Leaves Federal $ for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Intact--Columbia Expert Available for Interview

7-Jan-2013 12:55 PM EST

See All Experts

Our YouTube Videos


Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, preclinical, and clinical research; medical and health sciences education; and patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. Columbia University Irving Medical Center is home to the largest medical research enterprise in New York City and State and one of the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast. For more information, visit cumc.columbia.edu or columbiadoctors.org.


Lucky Tran
Science Media Relations Officer



Andrew Vagelos
Medicine, Health, Science



Stephanie Berger
Associate Director, Media Relations



Helen Garey


Madeline Henry
Marketing & Events Coordinator


Linda Muskat-Rim
School of Nursing



Columbia Nursing


Tim Paul


Anna Spinner
Senior Director of Communications, Dentistry