Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is an academic medical center and one of the campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
It includes Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing and Mailman School of Public Health, as well as the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Audubon Biomedical Research Park, and numerous other institutions.
The campus covers several blocks – primarily between West 165th and 169th Streets from Riverside Drive to Audubon Avenue – in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
CUMC was built in the 1920s on the site of Hilltop Park, the one-time home stadium of the New York Yankees. The land was donated by Edward Harkness, who also donated much of the cost of the original buildings. Built specifically to house both a medical school and Presbyterian Hospital, it was the first academic medical center in the world. Formerly known as the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (CPMC), the name change followed the 1997 formation of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a merger of two medical centers each affiliated with an Ivy League university: Columbia-Presbyterian with Columbia University, and the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, with Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College.
CUMC is affiliated with Harlem Hospital Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the Isabella Geriatric Center, which are all located in Manhattan, as well as Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York and Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York.
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Columbia University Medical Center research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Scientists Generate a New Type of Human Stem Cell That Has Half a Genome – March 20, 2016
- Scientists Eliminate Core Symptom of Schizophrenia in Mice – February 27, 2016
- CRISPR Used to Repair Blindness-causing Genetic Defect in Patient-derived Stem Cells – Retinitis Pigmentosa – January 29, 2016
- Keeping Atherosclerosis in-check with Novel Targeted Inflammation-Resolving Nanomedicines – March 1, 2015
- New High-Speed 3D Microscope—SCAPE—Gives Deeper View of Living Things – January 23, 2015
- Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant – December 12, 2014
- Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline – October 28, 2014
- Patient-Specific Stem Cells and Personalized Gene Therapy
- Coming soon . . . No More Lung Donors Needed?
- Narrow-Spectrum UV Light May Reduce Surgical Infections
- A Major Cause of Age-Related Memory Loss Identified
- Scientists develop a biodegradable nanoparticle that effectively resolves inflammation
- Research May Lead to New Treatment for Type of Brain Cancer
- Study Explains Why Muscles Weaken With Age and Points to Possible Therapy
- Birth control pill for men being developed
- Biological Substitute for Dental Implants?