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This page highlights the astonishing amount of research happening across Columbia, one of the world’s leading research universities. 

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How Should Communities Adapt to the Changing Climate?

A new database offers communities, leaders, and researchers unprecedented access to climate data and cutting-edge models.



The First Lady and Queen Letizia celebrate Columbia Cancer’s strides in addressing health inequities and forward-thinking research.

A new study from the Mailman School of Public Health finds that increases in depression without commensurate increases in treatment are widespread.

New research shows how and when these particles form and offers clues to questions that have troubled scientists since the 1940s.

Marcus Pereira, assistant professor of medicine, discusses the new COVID-19 booster shot.

The U.S. Department of Energy is renewing Columbia’s Energy Frontier Research Center with a four-year $12.6 million grant.

Can the neurobiology of the simplest decisions also underlie our most complex thoughts?

The prize, given by the American Astronomical Society, honors astronomers for their work communicating with the public.

Hallucinogen use has increased since 2015, overall and particularly among adults 26 and older.

Mario Luis Small talks about growing up in Panama and how his perspective has contributed to his path-breaking research.

Columbia will partner with four other universities to forge livable, safe, and inclusive communities.

A chance observation spawns a versatile new strategy for taking on some of humanity’s most vexing psychiatric disorders.

Kathy McKeown heads up two large grants—one to analyze cross-cultural norms and another to better understand grief in the Black community.