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Ten students in their final year of study at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education have each received a $2,000 Innovation Scholarship. SCE’s graduating class of 2013 provided the funding for the gift, which the School matched in kind.
A group of Columbia alumni that included Steven Burke and Erin McNally, two graduates of the master’s program in Sustainability Management, collaborated on a resilient and sustainable design aimed at rebuilding a single-family home that was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. The team earned the People’s Choice Award from the Urban Green Council‘s R3build Design Competition.
Katrina (Kate) Pugh, Academic Director of Columbia’s Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) Master’s program, contributes the first of a series of IKNS-related blog posts for The Huffington Post on designing networks for social impact.
Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, notes how the program addresses the ethical issues stemming from the Affordable Care Act.
With the formation of a personalized medicine task force co-chaired by Columbia University Provost John Coatsworth and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine Lee Goldman, Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, comments on why the timing is right from the standpoint of advances in genetics.
Northwestern University has been accused by a U.S. senator of withholding key documents from a long-running inquiry into allegations that its chief of cardiac surgery experimented on unsuspecting patients. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, comments on what patients need to know.
Joe Favorito, Director of Industry Relations and faculty for Columbia University’s Sports Management program, comments on the success of Mayweather Promotions, Floyd Mayweather’s boxing promotional company.
“Designing babies” for purely elective reasons is problematic but research on the procedure of mitochondrial transfer shouldn’t be ignored, write Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program, and Mark V. Sauer, a Faculty Affiliate of the program from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Testing to screen embryos for gene mutations raises ethical issues, writes Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program. But the upside is that it can eliminate mutations that cause untreatable diseases.
Accompany, an e-commerce website dedicated to “ethical fashion,” sells handmade, one-of-a-kind items from low-income areas such as Nepal, Cambodia, and Kenya. The Huffington Post spoke with Jason Keehn, the CEO and Founder, and Columbia Bioethics master’s program alum, on how he got started, how he picks products, and what’s next.