Spring 2023 E-News About and for Alumni

The Spring 2023 e-newsletter has news about Columbia's medical school, its students, and its alumni throughout the United States.

Student News

  • VP&S students were among more than 40,000 medical students nationwide to celebrate Match Day in March. Read more.
  • A record number of applicants accepted to VP&S for the Class of 2027 returned to campus for another look. Read more.
  • At the 2023 Student Research Day, 79 medical students presented their research, and 12 received awards. Read more.
  • Jingwen Zhang’23 wrote an opinion piece in the New York Daily News about the effect of the residency match process on couples.
  • A group of Columbia medical students traveled to the New York state capital to meet with legislators and other policymakers about issues important to the future physicians. Read more.

Other VP&S and CUIMC News

  • Two early-career scientists at VP&S have received 2023 Hirschl Trust Research Awards to conduct novel high-risk, high-reward research. Read more.
  • Read about the Vagelos Institute for Biomedical Research Education funded by a gift from Diana and Roy Vagelos’54.
  • New York Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the New York State Psychiatric Institute to announce a statewide listening tour to explore mental health issues among the youth of the state. Read more.
  • The medical school’s anti-racism coalition held a kickoff meeting to start work intended to transform the serving and learning environment at VP&S and CUIMC toward racial justice. Read more.
  • Faculty members from across Columbia University Irving Medical Center were inducted into the Academy of Community and Public Service in recognition of their community and public service efforts. Read more.

Read more news in the CUIMC Newsroom.

Of Historic Interest

  • Virginia Apgar’33 was among 10 women celebrated by the Association of American Medical Colleges during Women’s History Month. Read more.
  • Read about Margaret Morgan Lawrence’40 in the Vicksburg Post, a newspaper in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where Dr. Lawrence spent several years of her childhood.

A Selection of Class Notes

  • Michael Dickens’72 was featured speaker at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Virginia. Read more.
  • Read about Edward Lowe’74.
  • John “Jack” Turco’74 is among the recipients of 2023 Social Justice Awards at Dartmouth College. Read more.
  • Vivian Lewis’77 will be honored at Columbia’s 2023 commencement as an alumni medalist. Read more.
  • Lawrence Li’79 has started volunteering at a California nonprofit clinic. Read more.
  • Read about orthopedic surgeon James W. Cahill’90.
  • LifeMD has appointed Joan LaRovere’93 to its Board of Directors. Read more.
  • The Marfan Foundation honored Sanjeev Bhalla’94 with a Hero with Heart Award. Read more.
  • Morgan Grams’05 gave the Teschan Lectureship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more.
  • Read a New York Times guest essay by Daniela Lamas’08 about how CF patients can now plan for the future.
  • Elliot Grodstein’10 was featured in the Netflix docuseries, “Emergency: NYC.” Read more.
  • Lily C. Wang’10, ’09 PhD has joined Maine Medical Partners in its urology department. Read more.

In Memoriam

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