As a recent medical school graduate of Cairo University, Wafaa El-Sadr arrived in the U.S. in 1976 confident that more training in medicine would help her meet the challenges of curing infectious diseases in poor countries around the world, like her native Egypt.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and Lee Goldman, dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, announced today that Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, has been named dean of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and senior vice president of Columbia University Medical Center, effective August 1, 2013. A leading expert on pain management and on jaw disorders such as temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJD), Dr.

Gary Sick discusses elections in Iran.
0:02 More elections than almost any other country
1:46 The Supreme Leader
3:02 How the presidential race is managed
4:55 Ahmadinejad's enjoying the limelight

 

Jagdish Bhagwati has been thinking about how to reduce poverty for more than 50 years, since he returned to his native India with degrees in economics from Cambridge and MIT to work for the India Planning Commission in 1961.

Khalil hopes to find a job in a hospital setting where she can solidify her knowledge and build on her clinical skills.

Nashwa Khalil knew the benefits of physical therapy long before she enrolled in the doctor of physical therapy program at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She began physical therapy as an infant after a birth injury that limited range of motion, strength and mobility in her left arm. The therapy continued through elementary school and she continues to do recommended exercises.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed Merit E. Janow as the next dean of the University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), effective July 1.

When he received his A.B. from Harvard in 1969, Martin Chalfie wasn’t sure what he would do next. His worst grades had been in physics and chemistry, and a summer research project had failed, so science seemed out of reach. He had a series of short-term jobs and then spent two years teaching high school algebra, chemistry and social science in Connecticut.

Christopher Harress (JRN'13)

Aboard the frigate HMS Argyll, Christopher Harress (JRN’13) reported on humanitarian efforts in Sierra Leone and two major drug busts in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. But he wasn’t a journalist—at least not then. As a logistician in the British Royal Navy, he occasionally filled in for the officer who wrote the captain's narrative for superior officers back in London.

Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen, the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, has won the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for social science for her contribution to urban sociology and to the analysis of the social, economic and political dimensions of globalization, according to the prize jury.

Mulhall in front of a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a stop at a Marine Corps base in Al Anbar Province, Iraq

Brian C. Mulhall, who is graduating from the Law School, learned a lesson in a middle school summer wrestling program that became central to the way he approaches life. You cannot always control opportunities, his coach told him, but you can control your attitude and what you do with whatever comes your way.

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