A week for saving lives and changing lives!
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for Africa and the World
Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs and Irwin Redlener, MD (P&S, Mailman), director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, host an array of thought leaders addressing the crisis. Topics include “Covering an Epidemic: What We’re Learning from Ebola and What Journalists Need to Know,” “Ebola Fundamentals: What are the Major Challenges?” and “Is Science Keeping Up with the Demands of Ebola and Challenges to Come?” Featuring Richard Besser, MD, ABC News chief medical editor and former acting director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ranu Dhillon, MD, senior health advisor, Earth Institute and adjunct assistant professor, SIPA; Anne Liu, MPH, program manager, health systems development, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute; Robert Kanter, MD, adjunct senior research scientist; professor of pediatrics, pediatric critical care medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; Robert Klitzman, MD, professor of psychiatry; director, Masters of Bioethics Program; director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies; Stephen Morse, PhD, director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate Program, professor of epidemiology, CUMC; and Jay Varma, MD, deputy commissioner for disease control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and former medical epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Faculty House Presidential Ballroom. Livestream available.
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Columbia Global Centers
India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World
Miller Theatre. Livestream available. (Reminder)
October 29 – GIVING DAY!
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
CUMC Healthcare Forum
Achieving Global Health Equity: Strategies, Challenges, and Champions
Faculty from the four CUMC schools look at the issue from a variety of angles. Featuring David A. Albert, DDS, MPH (College of Dental Medicine, Mailman School of Public Health); Jennifer Dohrn, DNP, CNM (Nursing), Margaret Kruk, MD (Mailman), and Stephen Nicholas, MD (College of Physicians and Surgeons). Moderated by Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH (Journalism School), and introduced by Elaine L. Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC (Nursing, Mailman).
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Columbia Entrepreneurship and SIPA
Innovations in Global Entrepreneurship: Cities, Not Countries, Take The Lead
Introduced by SIPA Dean Merit E. Janow. 222 Broadway, 22nd Floor. (Reminder)
Jerry’s Picks will usually come on Mondays. This is a special edition to get out word on the Ebola event. Highlighted above are general interest campus events across a range of topics of possible interest to alumni, donors, and prospects. This listing is highly selective by design – regrettably, much more is omitted than featured. For ticket availability and other details, follow the links.
As always, I appreciate hearing from you about future events! Best, Jerry