Daily Editor Henry Astor brings you the highlights from the remarks of Sylvia Burwell Mathews and Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, two eminent leaders in American public health, on the American public health system and how we can strengthen it.
On Thursday, the Dean’s Grand Rounds presented “Delivering Equity Through the Public Health System” where Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, Ph.D. and Julio Frenck, MD, MPH, Ph.D., spoke about the steps public health and policy need to take to help make access to the highest attainable standard of care a right and possibility for everyone.
According to the New York Times, Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health recently sent out acceptance emails to 277 prospective graduate students–except these students hadn’t actually been accepted into the school. About 75 minutes later, the School of Public Health’s admissions office sent out a follow-up email correcting their mistake. The accidental acceptance emails, they […]
As Ebola continues to strike West Africa and other areas of the world, doctors, including several at Columbia, are stepping in and looking for a solution. Two of those doctors held a panel as part of an all day conference on Monday, and epidemiology expert Christina Clark was there to hear what they had to say. […]
Last Wednesday, Chelsea Clinton came to campus as the keynote speaker for the Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Forum. The event drew in more RSVPs than could realistically be accommodated, but Bwog’s Heather Akumiah had VIP seating just in case you guys got turned down at the door. The Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program is a […]
Mailman School of Public Health announces a new interdisciplinary center to study the science of aging. (Columbia) Students and residents protested outside Columbia’s Harlem employment information office Tuesday, claiming that Columbia has failed to provide the jobs it promised as part of M’ville. (DNAinfo) Although neither may be great, Ferris is more sustainable than John Jay. […]
Help yourself to some more newsy musings from Bwog’s cluttered Columbia Bureau desk. We proclaim this edition loosely linked by the theme of exploring. Baxter Wood “drives around in a big truck,” listens to free university lecture podcasts and blogs about his “reeducation.” It’s learning for the sake of it! Recently Wood reviewed a lecture […]
Remember how Bill Clinton was going to maybe speak at CC Class Day? Well, he isn’t, but he will be speaking at the Public Health School’s Graduation at New Balance Track & Field Arena on 168th Street. Hubba hubba! The complete Graduation/Class Day/Commencement hullabaloo calendar has just been released for CC, GS and the School […]