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Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers

New York, NY March 03, 2005 Researchers at Columbia University have received more than $3 million in funding from the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation to conduct research on spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular disease that is the leading genetic killer of infants and toddlers. The funding will enable the institution to significantly expand its already substantial SMA research.......

Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack

NEW YORK, NY, March 1, 2005 - Interventional cardiologists from Columbia University Medical Center have shown that a commonly used procedure to remove fatty debris from blocked arteries during a heart attack does not improve patient outcomes....... , found that the devices were successful in removing debris from the arteries in angiopl...

Columbia study finds hemophilia therapy dramatically improves outcomes for bleeding stroke

A new multi-center, international study led by Columbia University Medical Center researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia shows that recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) has the potential to be a significant advance in treating bleeding stroke (acute intracerebral hemorrhage or ICH). Published in the (Feb. 24 issue), the study found a reduction in hematoma growth (bleeding i...

First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia

The first U.S. kidney cancer vaccine trial is now underway at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. While the potential for vaccines to treat solid tumors has been recognized for more than a decade, this trial is pioneering the use of tumor immunotherapy boosting the body's natural immune system as a way to fight cancer. ... ..."Vaccines are an excitin...

RelayHealth selected by Columbia University to link doctors and patients online

New York, NY and Emeryville, CA, January 11, 2005 -- RelayHealth Corporation, the nation's premier provider of reimbursed online doctor-patient communication services, today announced a three-year licensing agreement with CPPN the physician/provider managed care organization of Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan....... Starting in January, the more than 1,100 CPPN physicians and othe...

Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia affiliate, recognized for efforts to fight glaucoma

Harlem Hospital Center, an affiliate of Columbia University Medical Center, was awarded a $176,650 grant from the Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation for glaucoma screenings in the Harlem and upper Manhattan communities. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness, especially when left untreated. ...... The gr...

Research by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University

Following are summaries of a few of the papers being presented at the AGU meeting by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. For more information about the Earth Institute, please see . ... ... ...MAPPING POVERTY: THE GEOGRAPHICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL CORRELATES OF ...HUNGER AND INFANT MORTALITY ...It is difficult to design programs to reduce poverty unless you und...

Columbia Univ. Medical Center wins highly competitive stroke grant from NIH

NEW YORK (November, 4, 2004) Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have won a highly competitive $12 million stroke center research grant from the National Institutes of Health. Columbia is the first site in the eastern United States to receive this Specialized Programs of Translational Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS) grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disor...

Brain Science Institute at Columbia University established by Kavli Foundation gift

The Kavli Foundation has announced a $7.5 million award to establish a Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) under the leadership of Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, M.D., University Professor of Psychiatry, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biophysiology. To date, the foundation has established nine Kavli Institutes internationally in the areas of neuroscience, cosm...

Earth Institute at Columbia University hosts State of the Planet 2004

Linking global decision-making to the best of sustainability science, the Earth Institute at Columbia University will convene the third biennial State of the Planet conference on March 29-30, 2004. The two-day conference, hosted by Earth Institute Director Jeffrey D. Sachs, brings together an international roster of influential and innovative thinkers discussing ideas to ensure delivery of basic...

The Gerontological Society of America confers 2003 Lawton Award to Columbia University's Gurland

The Gerontological Society of America has chosen Columbia University's Dr. Barry Gurland to receive its 2003 M. Powell Lawton Award. The distinction recognizes a significant contribution in gerontology that has led to an innovation in gerontological treatment, practice or service, prevention, amelioration of symptoms or barriers, or a public policy change that has led to some practical applicatio...

Russell Berrie Foundation gift to Columbia University propels diabetes treatment into new era

The Russell Berrie Foundation has announced a $12 million gift to Columbia University to fund cellular therapy research toward a cure for...diabetes, a disease affecting an estimated 17 million Americans. The grant from the foundation continues the philanthropic support begun by the late Russell Berrie, founder of Russ Berrie and Company Inc., a global gift company based in Oakland, N.J. and list...

Columbia neurobiology fellow wins major career award from 2002 Burroughs Wellcome funding program

Kristin Scott, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow and research scientist in the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University Health Sciences, has been named a 2002 Burroughs Wellcome Fund career awardee in the biomedical sciences. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards Program was established in 1995 to foster the development of promising biomedical researchers early in their careers...

Columbia Health Sciences professor named 2002 Soros Advocacy Fellow

David M. Krol, M.D., FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, assistant professor of health policy and management at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, and an associate of the Center for Oral Health Policy at Columbia's School of Dental and Oral Surgery, has been awarded a special Soros Advocacy Fellowship by the Open Society Inst...

Columbia study finds differences in PSA, PSA density test measurements for Caucasian, Hispanic men

Doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Columbia Presbyterian campus will report today the results of one of the few studies to look at the performance of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests in the detection of prostate cancer in Hispanics as compared to Caucasians. The study shows when the test is extended to the point of measuring PSA density (PSAD), it is better able to predict whether a...

Columbia dental students chosen for three out of nine NIH summer fellowships in national competition

Columbia University dental students Connie Gao, Xiaoming Zhang, and Magnon Reyes, all members of the class of 2005, have been awarded summer fellowships at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health. The School of Dental and Oral Surgery at Columbia (SDOS) is the most well-represented dental school among this year's class of NIDCR fellows, with SDOS...

Columbia University receives $2.75 million for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease research

The Japanese trading firm Marubeni has given Columbia University $2.75 million to support research in age-related neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimers disease and Parkinsons disease, using a technique that quantifies gene expression in brain tissue. ... ... It has become clear in the past two decades that advances in medicine that promote longevity increase a...

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons professor named 2002 Guggenheim Fellow

Dr. Rita Charon, professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (P&S), has been awarded a 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for her work in the sciences and humanities. Dr. Charon, who will use her grant to complete scholarly research in the field of narrative medicine, was chosen from an applicant pool of 2,800 to receive one of on...

Columbia dental school receives grant to expand oral health services for underserved children

The School of Dental and Oral Surgery at Columbia University (SDOS) has been awarded $220,000 through a new Robert Wood Johnson...Foundation programCaring for Kids: Expanding Dental and Mental Health Services Through School-Based Health Centersto expand oral health care services for children in Harlem, a neighborhood of northern Manhattan that has been designated a dental and medical health...pro...

Columbia presbyterian to participate in accord diabetes study

.New York, NY, February 14, 2001 - People with diabetes mellitus have twice the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious blood vessel problems. Research suggests that controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol may importantly reduce the risk in people with Type 2 diabetes. In mid-January 2001, researchers at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and allied institution...

$50 million from Bill and Melinda Gates will fund Columbia Public Health program to prevent maternal deaths in developing nations

. School Of Public Health Research Shows That Mortality Rates As High As.1 In 12 Can Be Dramatically Improved By Access To Emergency Care . . New York, N.Y., May 10, 1999. Columbia University's Joseph L. Mailman.School of Public Health has been awarded $50 million from Bill and Melinda Gates.for an international health program to prevent one of the most serious, but.treatable health prob...
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