Taking Action

TAKING ACTION

Columbia News series that seeks to showcase efforts from around the university that rely on academic knowledge to tackle real-world challenges in a purposeful way. 


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The Center on Poverty and Social Policy’s research has helped to ensure that the poorest third of children in the United States receive the full benefits of the Child Tax Credit.

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To control the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of the world needs to be vaccinated. A group of researchers is working with local governments in African countries to help their communities get the vaccines they need.

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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researchers joined forces with the local community to understand how climate change is affecting their region.

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Researchers from Columbia are using AI and their backgrounds in comparative literature to understand why some people are often distrustful of vaccinations and how to convince them otherwise. 

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Maternal mortality and morbidity is becoming a public health crisis in the United States. A team from Columbia World Projects aims to address this problem.

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The Center for Justice and the Tamer Center have come together to teach coding and job skills to individuals who were incarcerated.

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