Department News : 2016 :

Joseph Panoff, M.D.

Study Shows Inferior Outcomes for African-American Pediatric Lymphoma Patients

Researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have published a study showing that African-American pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma patients have inferior overall survival to their white and Hispanic peers. The findings, published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer, are the largest study yet on racial and ethnic disparity in the pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma population.

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Viviana Horigian, M.D., left, and Tatiana Perrino, Psy.D.

Leadership Transition in Educational Leadership for the Master of Public Health

Julie Kornfeld, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director of Public Health Programs in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Public Health at the Miller School of Medicine, has been named Vice Dean for Education at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. A national search will be conducted for a Director of the Master in Public Health Programs. Several interim appointments were made as of January 1.

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David J. Lee, Ph.D., left, with Diane Zheng, M.S.

Doctoral Student Receives Rare Perfect Score in NIH Training Grant Application

Diane (Dandan) Zheng, M.S., a second-year Ph.D. student pursuing epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences, has received an extremely rare perfect score in a National Institutes of Health F-31 training grant application.

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Yue Pan, M.S.

Public Health Sciences Doctoral Student Receives Sponsorship Award at National HIV Conference

Yue Pan, M.S., a doctoral student in epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences, received the Sponsorship Award at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference held recently in Atlanta by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This preeminent conference brings together scientists, public health officials, community workers, clinicians and people living with HIV from a wide variety of organizations.

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Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., left, with William K. Scott, Ph.D.

International Study Reveals New Genetic Clues to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute are part of a consortium that has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older.

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