Community

Michael Hernandez smiling while in his lab coat
Before deciding to become a doctor, Michael Hernandez wanted to be a priest. “I always loved the idea of helping people.”

The new Wellness Center on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus offers a host of communityfocused programs for improved health.

Kaaryn Nailor Simmons

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Kaaryn Nailor Simmons works to promote economic development, empowerment and job-creation in the Harlem community

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center hosted a Harlem Buyer Fair to connect local food, body care and gift vendors with buyers from Whole Foods, FreshDirect, Columbia Dining and more.

Arthur Mitchell
Columbia’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery will celebrate the life and accomplishments of dancer and political activist Arthur Mitchell in the first exhibition of objects from his archive, 'Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer.'
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School provides seed grants to Columbia-affiliated social and environmental organizations.
Andy Frants presents award to Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis received the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Award Distinguished Women in Medicine in 2006, presented by Dr. Frantz's son, Andrew.

Alumna Elizabeth Bishop Davis had a lifelong commitment to providing psychiatric services, gaining early experience at the LaFargue Clinic, a pioneer in providing mental health care in Harlem.
A small child sitting on her mother's lap smiles at Irwin Redlener.

Irwin Redlener has met thousands of children through the Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit organization he co-founded in 1987 with singer Paul Simon.

When Irwin Redlener was a young doctor, he was certain that child poverty would end in his lifetime. “It was impossible for me to think that that would not happen,” Redlener said.

Nearly a week after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, the island’s 3.4 million residents face a growing humanitarian crisis. Most are still without power, food is scarce, and more than half have no access to drinkable water.

The Columbia community is thinking of those who are contending with flooding and related emergencies. In addition to individual school deans of students, there are immediate resources available:

Columbia Counseling and Psychological Services:

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