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January 14, 2020

Drug Pricing and Policies in India

As India is considered the pharmacy of the developing world, the pricing of drugs within the country is a very important national and global issue. In the last two decades, several policies have been put in place to regulate pricing and access but the comprehensive impact of these policies is yet to be explored. On November 12, 2019, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai hosted a panel discussion on the subject featuring two winners of Yusuf Hamied Fellowships.

January 14, 2020

Air Pollution and Health Hazards

“Around 3.8 million people die every year around the world due to ambient air pollution,” remarked Jeanine D’Armiento, Columbia University Professor of Medicine, at the opening session of a symposium on the topic held at Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai.  The symposium was one among multiple events organized at the Center between December 2-4, 2019, to deliberate the health impact and clinical significance of air pollution in India.

January 14, 2020

Yusuf Hamied Fellowship Winners 2019-2020

Building on the mission to strengthen public health research on India, six faculty members from Columbia University and Indian institutions have been awarded the prestigious Yusuf Hamied Fellowship of 2019-2020. In its second year, the Fellowship has been awarded to projects focusing on occupational health, environmental health, non-communicable diseases, and aging in India.

January 13, 2020

Building Capacity in Nursing Education

More than 400 million people lack access to essential health services around the world, and nurses, the largest cadre of healthcare providers globally, are key to addressing such health disparities, emphasized Professor Jennifer Dohrn from the Columbia School of Nursing in a symposium entitled Technologies of Care: New Directions in Nursing Education organized by Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on December 12, 2019.

October 15, 2019

Deliberating the Gut Microbiome

Microbial matter in the gut has been linked to a host of conditions and diseases, including diabetes, cancer, anxiety disorders, and infectious diseases.  To explore the gut microbiome as a critical area of health in India, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a seminar in partnership with the Shillim Institute on September 29-30, 2019. 

June 10, 2019

Infectious Diseases and Caregiving

“Diseases in India can be tackled only with an equity plan,” remarked Dr. Nerges Mistry from the Foundation of Medical Research, an expert speaker invited for the orientation program organized by the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on April 8, 2019 for nursing students from the Columbia School of Nursing.  The students were beginning a six-week global clinical practicum to care for patients with infectious diseases at the Bel-Air Hospital in Panchgani and St. Philomena’s Hospital in Bengaluru.

May 10, 2019

Hamied Fellowship Program Forges Links to India

An ongoing research exchange between faculty at the Columbia Mailman School and scholars in India is laying the groundwork for a series of innovative public health collaborations. The Yusuf Hamied Fellowship Program, supported by the celebrated Indian scientist and pioneering business leader, is stimulating research partnerships that address key public health challenges in India.

March 25, 2019

Integrating the Human in Medical Education

“The whole point of medicine is that it is oriented towards people, care, emotions and the real lived experience. And often that is lacking when we practice medicine. One of our goals is to think about how do we reinvigorate, how do we reintroduce those kinds of questions and concerns back into our practice of medicine on a daily basis,” observed Dr. Rishi Goyal, at a two-day conference at Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on February 18-19, 2019.

March 25, 2019

From Genome to Exposome: Environmental Determinants of Global Health

Is human growth determined more by our genetic makeup or by environmental nurture?  Even as this question has been the source of serious scholarly debate over the years, it gains added significance when making critical decisions about health care.  Presenting the Yusuf Hamied Distinguished Lecture at the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on March 4, 2019, Gary Miller, Vice Dean and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, demonstrated how the study of the human genome and genetics has now been expanded by a new and complex set of di