Winter 2014 e-News About and For Alumni

Posted February 21, 2014

Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons e-News for Alumni

Posted February 21, 2014

News of Current Students

Read about the January Steven Z. Miller'84 Student Clinician's Ceremony for the P&S Class of 2016.

Gregory Joice'14 was honored by the American Association for a podium presentation given during the 11th annual AMA Research Symposium. Read more about Mr. Joice's research.

Aidin Ashoori'17 will play Carnegie Hall for the second time, this time after practicing on pianos in Bard Hall. Read more.

Loren Galler Rabinowitz'15 is featured in two interviews conducted by Jon LaPook'80, chief medical correspondent for the "CBS Evening News." In one interview, she discusses hypochondria in medical students. The second interview is about the journey to becoming a doctor.

P&S News

A 17-page handwritten manuscript by P&S founder Samuel Bard has been acquired by the Health Sciences Library's Archives & Special Collections. The manuscript, which is in excellent condition, is the original text of his "Discourse on the Importance of Medical Education," an address he delivered at P&S on November 4, 1811, and published the next year. Read more.

In November 2013, musicians from throughout Columbia University Medical Center—students, faculty, and staff—came together to perform the CUMC Symphony Orchestra's first concert in a decade. The orchestra evolved from the Bard Chamber Orchestra formed in 1992 by Julie Lin'96 and Frank David'96. Another performance is planned for April. Read about the November performance.

P&S will host a traveling National Library of Medicine exhibit, "Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons" for about six weeks, starting in mid-March. Read about the exhibit.

Class Notes

Several P&S alumni are included in a Black History Month project available in the CUMC Newsroom. Read more about these alumni: Agnes Griffin'23, Vera Joseph'36, Margaret Morgan Lawrence'40, Charles Drew MSD'40, Elizabeth Davis'49, Ken Forde'59, Mindy Fullilove'78, Samuel Daniel'78, Mary T. Bassett'79, Velma Scantlebury'81, and Holly Phillips'00.

Arnold Relman'46 wrote an essay in the New York Review of Books concerning his care after he broke his neck in a fall. Read the essay.  

A new interdisciplinary aging center at Columbia is named for the late Robert Butler'53. The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center is located at the Mailman School of Public Health. Read more.

Class of 1958 in 2013, with Dr. Malawista at the top left

Read an article by Gerald Weissmann, FASEB Journal editor-in-chief, about the late Stephen Malawista'58.  

Watch an interview Eric Topol, MD, conducted with Robin Cook'66 about his work as a physician and writer and his latest (33rd) book, "Cell."

Andrew Zimmerman'70 has joined UMass Memorial Medical Center. Read the announcement.

Edward V. Craig'73 was named one of the top 28 shoulder surgeons in North America by Orthopedics This Week.

Oheneba Boachie-Adjei'80 and David Roye'75 are among 26 spine surgeons involved in humanitarian efforts, according to Becker's Spine Review.

Jessica Kandel'85 was profiled as one of "the 20 most innovative pediatric surgeons alive today" by Top Master's in Healthcare Administration.

Tom Frieden'86 was featured in a Washington Post article about top public health priorities for 2014.

David L. Skaggs'89 was featured by Becker's Spine Review as one of 10 spine surgeon leaders at large children's hospitals.

Daren Anderson'95 received an award for primary care leadership. Read more.

Read a Florida newspaper article about two P&S graduates, neurosurgeon brothers Brian Hoh'98 and Daniel Hoh'02.  

Eric Lloyd'07 has joined Boca Raton Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Read a newspaper article about him.


In Memoriam

Frank J. Schaberg'39

Arnold J. Rawson'40

Richard Stock'47

Harry H. Bard'48

Hueston Clark King'54

Richard Naeye'55

Thomas E. Federowicz'56

Howard Triedman'56

Paul Kennedy'57

Arthur J. Lennon'60

Stephen Kurtin'65

Subhash C. Gulati'73 PhD

Arabella Leet'91


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