CSCI Members featured in CUIMC Celebrates 2019-20 Issue 1
CUIMC CELEBRATES acknowledges faculty, staff, and students at Columbia University Irving Medical Center who receive major research grants, who earn prestigious honors, who are elected to honorary societies, or who take leadership positions in professional organizations. Celebrates also gratefully acknowledges the gifts made by donors and friends of the medical center and highlights faculty who have appeared in the news recently. Please note: All federal grants are automatically included based on institutional data provided by Sponsored Projects Administration.
New awards of $250,000 and above received through April 2019
Laura Johnston, PhD, Genetics & Development, will receive $1,917,734 over five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for “Mechanisms of Cell Competition in Growth and Development.”
Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD, Genetics & Development, will receive $2,502,540 over five years from the National Cancer Institute for “Muscle regulation of bone function.”
Serge Przedborski, MD, PhD, Pathology & Cell Biology, will receive $445,500 over two years from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Focused ultrasound and synucleinopathy.”
Michael Shen, PhD, Medicine, will receive $2,094,802 over five years from the National Cancer Institute for “Analysis of epithelial heterogeneity in prostate development and cancer.”
AWARDS & HONORS
Precision Medicine Awards
Michael Boland, PhD, Neurology and Institute for Genomic Medicine was one of three recipients of the 2019 Roy and Diana Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Awards for precision medicine basic science research: Full project descriptions and team members can be viewed here.
2019 Faculty Commencement Awards
Charles W. Bohmfalk Awards (for distinguished contributions to teaching)
- Serge Przedborski, MD, PhD, Pathology & Cell Biology, pre-clinical years
Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD, Genetics & Development, received the 2019 William Dameshek Prize from the American Society of Hematology.
CUIMC IN THE NEWS
The Atlantic | May 20, 2019
Last year, Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Columbia University researcher and author of The Emperor of All Maladies, and his colleagues found that at least one particular chemotherapy drug can be made more effective by combining its use with eating a low-sugar, protein-and-fat-heavy “ketogenic” diet.