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Excerpt from “Innovating Education for 21st Century Care”

“The train wreck survivors are bloodied and bruised. A man with a broken nose begs for morphine, as does a woman whose gashed ankle reveals a protruding bone. The emergency is staged. The injured are actors. But the students are not pretending. In Columbia University School of Nursing’s Helene Fuld Health Trust Simulation Center, new technology is transforming education, and students apply classroom learning to a real-world setting.”

Andrea Kott




The Chief Nursing Officer: A Critical System-Level Role for Nursing (pg. 16)

A Citizen of the World (pg. 6)

A New Chapter: Leaving  Legacy of Inspiration, Innovation, and Excellence, Dean Berkowitz Retires (pg. 18)

Innovating Education for 21st-Century Care (pg. 14)

The Changing Role of Palliative Care in a New Era (pg. 14)

Transforming Primary Care: Columbia Nursing’s NP-Run Faculty Practice Provides Access to New York City Residents (pg. 8)

Walter Bockting Explores Transgender Health on its Own Terms (pg. 21)

Nursing in the Community: Learning, Giving, and Getting Something in Return (pg. 8)



New York Medical College



NYMC’s Speech-Language Pathology Clinic Offers Hope and Healing (pg. 25)

Hands-On Speech-Language Pathology Program Takes Aim at Pediatric Dysphagia (pg. 11)

Mothers Milk for the Most Vulnerable: NYMC and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center Join Forces to Ensure That the Most Fragile Babies Have Access to Breast Milk (pg. 19)

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Opens its Doors: New York State’s First New Dental School in Nearly 50 Years (pg. 8)

NYMC Students Get Hands-On Training in Honduras with Global Brigades (pg. 26)

Rebecca McAteer, M.D. ’08, Brings Healing to Nepal, Before and After the Earthquake (pg. 25)


Columbia University of New York




Levi Waldron Shares the Power of Genomics (pg. 21)

Vapers, Beware of the Vapors (pg. 28)



Weill Cornell Medicine



Study Underscores Need to Screen Pediatric Cancer Patients for Delirium

Electronic Cigarettes Age Restrictions May Drive Teens to Traditional Cigarettes

Physician Communication Needed to Promote Informed Decision-Making for Patients with Advanced Cancer

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs May Prevent Opioid Overdoses








Fall 2013/Winter 2014

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