US News & World Report 2014 – 2015
NewYork–Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell moved up to #2
in the national and
in New York and the New York metropolitan region in Neurology & Neurosurgery
specialty rankings of U.S. News & World Report
Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life — while she was pregnant
Dr. Andrew Lassman
Pamela Sternberg was 22 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor called Glioblastoma multiforme…an innovative team at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center [led by neuro-oncologist Dr. Andrew Lassman
] came up with a special care plan that offered Sternberg innovative choices about her treatment, including the possibility of getting radiation during her pregnancy…
Amazing Things Are Happening Here
Featuring Dr. Cigdem I. Akman
Doctors knew what was wrong with Maddy Wells: a lesion in her brain was causing debilitating epileptic seizures. The problem was, operating to remove the lesion could result in even greater harm, like loss of speech. But in 2012, NewYork-Presbyterian was confident that new brain-mapping techniques could make surgery safe enough to perform.
Researchers Receive $12.6M NIH Grant to Study Alzheimer's Genetics
"Researchers from Columbia University's Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
and Departments of Neurology, Epidemiology, and Systems Biology are part of a five-university collaboration receiving a $12.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to identify rare genetic variants that may either protect against or contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk." [read more]
Using M.C.s and M.D.s to Promote Healthy Eating for Youths
Dr. Olajide Williams
"The campaign, which draws upon anti-obesity research conducted at Columbia University Medical Center, seeks to make healthy eating seem cool through original hip-hop songs, comic books and cartoon-style videos. 'It's about having fun while learning,' said Dr. Olajide Williams
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Stroke Center has been awarded the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award and Target Stroke.
A GWTG Achievement Award demonstrates the hospital's commitment to quality and ability to work as a team that is dedicated to providing patients with care that is appropriate and based on the latest clinical guidelines with the goal of improving quality patient care and patient outcomes.