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Research Enhanced Through New Partnership with PPD

CUMC has formalized its relationship with PPD—the leading global contract research association—to become part of an international pediatric investigator network, further affirming its commitment to pediatric research. 

Team Operates on CHD Using 3D Printing Technology

Author Helen Keller wrote, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.” It’s a recognizable feeling to many expecting parents: to love their unborn child before he or she enters the world. But what happens when their baby’s heart is weakened due to congenital heart disease (CHD)? Will the child be able to live a long, healthy, and loving life? Read more.

Dr. Meyer Receives Community Service Award of Excellence

Recently, Dodi Meyer, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at CUMC, received the 2014 P&S Community Service Award of Excellence at the P&S annual gala. Read.

Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center at CUMC Achieves Accreditation as PHCC

The Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital recently received accreditation as a Center of Comprehensive Care (CCC) through the Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCC) program. (

A MAGEC Approach to Treating Childhood Scoliosis

Scoliosis is not uncommon, affecting six to nine million Americans. Most often diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 15, scoliosis develops in the first few years of life, so prompt and appropriate treatment is critical to ensure that affected children can breathe effectively and have a good quality of life. Read more.