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  • Friday, March 2, 2018
    4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    A mini symposium in celebration of Michael D. Gershon's Career and contributions to Columbia University

    Introduction by:
    Eric R. Kandel, MD
    University Professor and Kavli Professor of Brain Science
    Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University Medical Center

    Invited Speakers:
    Nigel Bunnett, PhD
    Robert O. Heuckeroth, MD, PhD
    Kate Gross Margolis, MD, AGAF
    Gary Mawe, PhD
    Meenakshi Rao, MD, PhD
    Timothy Wang, MD, AGAF
    Jackie D. Wood, PhD

    Reception to follow

    For more information, please contact Naomi Hornedo at
  • Monday, July 24, 2017 to Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


    This recordings are designed to provide a comprehensive review of the most important advances that have recently been made in internal medicine, and to help candidates prepare for the Internal Medicine Boards or the Recertification Examination. Each of the major subspecialties will be covered including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonary disease, and rheumatology. Much of the material will be presented in lecture format by the best teachers and clinicians from the Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, each specialty will have a case-based question and answer session using an interactive computer-based system. This system will allow you (anonymously) to test your knowledge in the different areas of medicine. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be better able to:

    Understand the most current, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for key core competency-based topics in medicine

    Learn the latest knowledge & skills and apply them to daily practice

    Make recommendations for optimal management of many common diseases

    Diagnose and manage problems frequently encountered in the hospital and office
  • Monday, February 26, 2018
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Topic: Building a polarized neuron: cytoskeleton organization and transport mechanisms
    Speaker: Casper Hoogenraad, PhD
    Professor of Cell Biology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Senior Director and Staff Scientist of Neuroscience at Genetech, Inc. (San Francisco)

    Hosted by: Francesca Bartolini, PhD

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