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Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by chronic disease. "Columbia has a responsibility to improve the health and well-being of its neighbors," says Dr. Olajide Williams
The new Diversity in Neurology Visiting Medical Students Program provides an opportunity for medical students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine to increase their exposure to neurology.
- April 8, 2022
The program prioritized applications that focused on promoting health equity and racial justice.
- March 10, 2022
Dr. Olajide Williams will be honored as a "Rising Leader" by The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM).
- February 24, 2022
Experts advise creating stronger ties between communities and health care providers to combat pandemic misinformation
- February 16, 2022
The nation’s history of structural racism must be acknowledged as a driver of health problems and shortened lives for Black people and other racial and ethnic groups
- October 1, 2021
Dr. Michelle Bell is the 2021 recipient of the Richard Mayeux Award.
- July 15, 2021
In this Spanish language interview, Jose Gutierrez Contreras, the Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Neurology, explains the role of sleep in achieving and maintaining optimal health.
- July 6, 2021
Dr. Olajide Williams, Chief of Staff of Neurology at Columbia University, discusses Hip Hop Public Health's campaign to reach and educate communities of color about vaccines.
- June 10, 2021
Race, age, income, and insurance status are all factors in the distance a stroke patient must travel to receive certified care.