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LETTER FROM THE DEAN: Mission Possible: Evidence-Based Solutions

"[Here] we highlight the power of Columbia Mailman scientists collaborating across disciplines, a 21st century approach vital to solving the complex and critical problems affecting our health."

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Features

Growing Pains

Mothers and daughters provide their data to scientists investigating how cancer risk moves from generation to generation.​

BY NANCY AVERETT
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Airborne

Scholars probe how air pollution affects global health, intent on finding ways to mitigate the damage.

BY ALLA KATSNELSON
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needle in a haystack

Corporate files on industrial pollutants go online.

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Heartbreaker

Low-dose arsenic wreaks havoc. Ana Navas-Acien seeks a low-cost remedy people can implement at home.

BY KELLY MAYS MCDONALD
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Beneath us

An engineer digs into dirty soil for insights to limit toxic exposure.

BY KELLY MAYS MCDONALD
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TObacco, too

Daniel Giovenco calls for new strategies to promote harm reduction and reduce disparities.

BY ALISA ROTH
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Beyond the body count

As the opioid epidemic snowballs, epidemiologists dig deeper for cause and effect.

BY ALISA ROTH
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Trauma informed

Mouting evidence shows that early insults can alter a person’s developmental trajectory. Program leaders respond.

BY JASMINE BANKS
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Beyond Allergens

Asthma investigators zero in on the nervous system.

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TIes that bind

When Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, research colleagues on the ground helped Columbia Mailman School faculty, students, and staff identify ways to promote health.

BY NANCY AVERETT
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Leverage

Seed funding promotes innovation and fresh approaches, giving scientists the start-up support they need to gather pilot data and make the case for ambitious research ventures.
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Honorarium

In 1998, the family of industrialist and philanthropist Joseph L. Mailman honored his legacy. Two decades later, we look back at what their vision has wrought.
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Departments

INNOVATIONS

Hawaii's Pesticide Precedent • Women Take Their Seats (at the Table) • Grads Honored • Scientific Exchange • Funds for Chronic Fatigue • Big Question

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DATA POINTS

Mice & Microbes • Diagnostic Survey • Vaping Vetted • Inflammatory Response • Aging Index • Cardio Policies • Park and Ride • New Data on Dope • Culture SHIFT • Sweet Urban Designs • Persistent Pollutant

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FACULTY, STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

Scholars • Graduates • Outbreak

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DEAN

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

chief COMMUNICATIONs officer

Vanita Gowda, MPA


EDITOR IN CHIEF

Sharon Tregaskis

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Tim Paul

ART DIRECTOR

Diana Gazzia

COPY EDITOR

Emmalee C. Torisk