Fall 2022 E-News About and for Alumni

The Fall 2022 e-newsletter has news about Columbia's medical center, its medical school, and alumni throughout the United States.

Student News

  • Third-year VP&S student Paul Lewis received honorable mention for an essay he submitted in the American Medical Student Association and ABIM Foundation inaugural Building Trust Essay Contest. Medical students across the nation were asked to write about how they built, lost, or restored trust in a health care setting. The essay submitted by Mr. Lewis is available online.
  • VP&S student Will Savage, a former minor league baseball player, wrote an op-ed about the new NFL concussion protocol and his own experience with concussions. Read more.

VP&S and CUIMC News

  • Read about the VP&S orthopedic surgeon who is head team physician for the New York Yankees.
  • An inaugural summit at CUIMC celebrated diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Read more.
  • Sankar Ghosh, PhD, chair of microbiology & immunology, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Read more.
  • First Lady Jill Biden and Spain’s Queen Letizia visited Columbia to learn about the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read more.
  • Project Medical Education returned in person this year, and local residents, community leaders, and policymakers spent a day on campus to learn about day-to-day activities at CUIMC. Read more.

Read more news in the CUIMC Newsroom.

Of Historic Interest

  • The National Library of Medicine held a day-long virtual scientific symposium to honor the legacy of Donald A.B. Lindberg’58. The symposium was live streamed. A recording of the symposium can be found here. Alan Schechter’63 said the symposium showed the impact of Dr. Lindberg’s contributions. “Even I—who knew him moderately—really did not appreciate his gigantic contributions to medicine as we know it now. I and others focused on NIH history think that he may well have been one of the half-dozen people who had the biggest influence on the NIH in the last half century.” The symposium keynote address was the NLM’s annual Lindberg-King Lecture, which also honors Donald West King, MD, former deputy director for research and education for the National Library of Medicine and former chair of pathology at VP&S.
  • The Adirondack Daily Enterprise featured Edward Livingston Trudeau’1871 on the 174th anniversary of his birthday. Read more.
  • Read two articles that commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the death of William Stewart Halsted’1877, considered to be the father of modern surgery. Read the Johns Hopkins University story and the Columbia magazine story.

A Selection of Class Notes

  • Clifford Tepper’46 celebrated his 100th birthday. Read more.
  • Duke Health established a new chancellor’s professorship to recognize Duke School of Medicine faculty members who have achieved the highest level of excellence and impact in scientific discovery and its translation. Robert Lefkowitz’66 is the inaugural recipient of the professorship. Read more.
  • Read a family’s tribute to Janet Woodward’81 on her retirement.
  • George Hripcsak’85 will receive the 2022 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence from the American College of Medical Informatics during the opening session of the group’s 2022 symposium. Read more
  • P. David Adelson’86 has been named professor in the West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery, vice chair of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, and executive director of the WVU Medicine Children’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence. Read more.
  • Aspect Biosystems appointed Nancy Krieger’92 to its Board of Directors. Read more.
  • Eugene Kim’96 has been named director of the Division of Pediatric General Surgery and vice chair of pediatric surgery at Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s in Los Angeles. Read more.
  • Jeptha Curtis’97 is among 10 new faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale. Read more.
  • Robert Isom’97 has joined Maine Medical Partners. Read more.
  • Anne Mooney’00 has opened a sleep medicine practice in Manhattan. Read more.
  • Read a story on a Philadelphia news site about the work of physician-scientist Mucio “Kit” Delgado’06.
  • Steven A. Lee-Kong’04 has joined Hackensack University Medical Center as chief of colorectal surgery. Read more.
  • Read two New York Times essays by Daniela Lamas’08, one about post-COVID care and one about brain death.
  • Cue Health Inc. has named David Tsay’08 PhD/’09 MD, chief medical officer. Read more.
  • Ramapo for Children named Daniel H. Stephens’10 executive director of its Rhinebeck, New York, campus. Read more.
  • Austin Chiang’11 and Frances Onyimba’12 will participate in a November Columbia Alumni Association event in Washington, D.C., about artificial intelligence and its impact on patient care. Read more.

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