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New ‘Home-Grown’ Coronavirus Variant Found in New York City Region

Spread of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the New York City region that shares worrisome similarities with other recent variants has been identified by scientists at Columbia University.
25-Feb-2021 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Global Vaccine Symposium Press Conference

Press conference will discuss COVID-19 vaccine research, development, rollout in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Strategy and Implementation Virtual Global Health Symposium, organized by Columbia University, running from 22-26...
19-Feb-2021 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Columbia Launches First Pandemic Simulation for Healthcare Executives

A strategic decision-making and team-building exercise for hospital executives developed at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health now includes a simulated pandemic—likely the first such simulation of its kind. The new pandemic...
5-Jan-2021 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study of COVID-19 Risk and Long-Term Effects Underway at 37 Academic Medical Centers

A new nationwide study of more than 50,000 individuals—coordinated by Columbia researchers—is now underway to determine factors that predict disease severity and long-term health impacts of COVID-19.
17-Nov-2020 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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


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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

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