Columbia University Medical Center

Herbert and Florence Irving stand in front of Columbia's Irving Cancer Research Center

Florence Irving and the late Herbert Irving in 2005. Photo by Charles E. Manley

The Irvings’ philanthropy will be felt across a wide range of disciplines, including cancer genomics, immunology, computational biology, pathology, and biomedical engineering.
Herbert Irving

Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital jointly celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Herbert Irving, whose generosity and friendship truly transformed our shared medical center.

Columbia School of Nursing
Citing the changing demands of health care, Columbia University School of Nursing has instituted a new 15-month master’s program. The Masters Direct Entry program will replace a 12-month Entry to Practice program for non-nurse college graduates. The school no longer will offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Stephen Emerson entered Haverford College with the aim of becoming an astronomer-mathematician. That is, until he met Ariel Loewy, a biology professor on the faculty who encouraged him to change his focus.

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of the Ebola virus virion. Credit: CDC/ Cynthia Goldsmith.

On Nov. 11, Dr. Craig Spencer, New York’s first and thus far only diagnosed case of Ebola, was released from Bellevue Hospital Center where his recovery was made possible by expert care.

When Anne L. Taylor went to medical school in the early 1970s, she was one of a very small number of women in her class.

One of the world’s largest supercomputers in cancer research, based at CUMC, identified FOXM1 and CENPF as a synergistic driver pair in aggressive prostate cancer. Photo: Lynn Saville.

NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2014) — Two genes work together to drive the most lethal forms of prostate cancer, according to new research from the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

Merkel cells (pink) and neurons (blue)—located just beneath the surface of the skin—create our ability to feel fine details and textures. Photo: Kara Marshall.

Touch is the last frontier of sensory neuroscience. Until now, almost nothing has been known about the cells and molecules responsible for initiating our sense of touch.

Research at Columbia

NEW YORK, NY (April 20, 2014) — A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.

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