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Medicine Monday: Hemali Phatnani, Phd

This week’s Medicine Monday features esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Hemali Phatnani. A bridge between two long-standing grantee partners, Dr. Phatnani holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor at Columbia University and director of the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND) at the New York Genome Center. Dr. Phatnani’s early research at Duke University … Continued

Medicine Monday: How The Mailman School Tackled Covid-19 In 2020

  To kick off the first Medicine Monday of the year, we are celebrating the work of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (The Mailman School) to combat COVID-19 in 2020. Leading the charge for The Mailman School is Dr. Ian “Virus Hunter” Lipkin, director of the Center for Infection (CII). In January of … Continued

Changemakers: Kids In Crisis

Welcome to the second edition of Changemakers, a new digital series dedicated to vision, innovation and impact. Today’s profile is on Kids in Crisis, a Connecticut-based organization providing around-the-clock help for children, teens and parents. Kids in Crisis… Envisions a place where youth and families can go to find hope. Because it believes all children … Continued

Medicine Monday: Harnessing Ai To Diagnose Skin Cancer

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but it is highly curable if diagnosed and treated early. That is why dermatologists and researchers like Dr. Allan C. Halpern at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) are working to find new, more accurate ways to detect skin cancer in patients. The growing power of artificial … Continued

Changemakers: Measures For Justice

Introducing Changemakers, a digital series showcasing the organizations and initiatives shaping our future. Our first profile is on Measures for Justice (MFJ), a nonpartisan nonprofit focused on collecting, analyzing and sharing criminal justice data. Measures for Justice… Envisions a country where criminal justice reform is grounded in fact. Because it believes good data in the … Continued

Medicine Monday: Als Research And Care

For the approximately 5,000 Americans diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) each year, finding answers can present a major challenge. To help these individuals and their families, The Tow Foundation has spent the last 15 years partnering with medical institutions dedicated to advancing ALS research and patient care. Since 1987, The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig … Continued

Medicine Monday: Dr. Alessandra Pernis Of Hss

  In the first installment of our #MedicineMonday series, we are highlighting the incredible work of Dr. Alessandra Pernis, senior scientist and co-director of the David Z. Rosensweig Center for Genomic Research at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Rosenweig Center, Dr. Pernis studies the molecular mechanisms … Continued