Four P&S faculty members—Joy Vink, Nasir Naqvi, Max O’Donnell, and Sameer Sheth—have been named 2015 Gerstner Scholars. Every year since 2008, the Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar Program has selected four young P&S physician-scientists to conduct translational research.
While diet and exercise are the usual suspects when it comes to the high numbers of obese children, new research is uncovering other factors, from an overabundance of fast food to a lack of green space.
Every pediatric cancer patient at Columbia University Medical Center benefits from genome sequencing of the tumor. Using technologies that have until now been largely restricted to research use and have taken many months to process, the Precision in Pediatric Sequencing (PIPseq) program provides results to the patient’s doctor in less than three weeks.
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing or eliminating the need for costly and potentially toxic immunosuppressant drugs and improving long-term transplant success.
A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology—full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)—that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio.
Barclay Morrison III, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has led the first study to determine underlying biological mechanisms that promote functional recovery of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) after blast injury.
Christine Hendon, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for her project, “Structure-Functional Imaging of the Atrial Myocardium.”
Richard M. Osgood, Jr., Higgins Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, marked a milestone recently as he celebrated the graduation of his 60th graduate student, Zhisheng Li.
The most recently funded projects span a broad range of topics and scientific areas, including development of a reparative patch for herniated discs, a software-based analysis process to generate a velocity map of atrial fibrillation, an improved cell production system for cancer immunotherapy, a storage and transportation device for fresh osteochondral allografts, novel methods for allograft bending and engineering allografts for knee repair, and software for analyzing core infarct volume in strokes.