Author Archives: MDyson

About MDyson

Medical Doctor and Humanitarian


ABOUT In America, health care access continues to be a rising problem. What were once concerns about disease prevention and health care quality are now debates about government-run programs. With the health of an entire nation in jeopardy, a team … Continue reading

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NJ Selects EMPH Alumnus As Health Commissioner

Congratulations to Mary O’Dowd! Governor Chris Christie recently appointed Ms. O’Dowd as the New Jersey Commissioner for the Department of Health and Senior Services. Prior to her appointment she served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Health. She … Continue reading

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The Columbia EMPH Health Care Research Delegation has just returned from Havana, Cuba. During our 8 day visit, we met with various health care leaders representing the Cuban Public Health System.  Our 17 member team was composed of professors, alumni, … Continue reading

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Dr. Theresa Mack Is A “Hero” In Harlem

Harlem, NY –  Dr. Theresa Mack isn’t just lecturing to patients in Harlem, she is teaching and debunking myths that often shadow commonly held beliefs about safe sex. Recently featured in, Dr. Mack was revered as a hero by … Continue reading

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EMPH Alumnus Arthur Gianelli Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association

East Meadow, NY — Columbia University EMPH Alumnus, Arthur Gianelli has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association.  He released this statement following the announcement, Dear Friends: I am honored to have been appointed to … Continue reading

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Class of 2012 Training on the iPad

  The Class of 2012 is the first class in the EMPH program to use the iPad for teaching and learning purposes.  In February, the class attend a workshop at the Apple store on the basics of the iPad.  Students … Continue reading

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EMPH Class Material On iPad!

The EMPH program is going green!! The Class of 2012 becomes the first program at Columbia University to make the move to iPad technology. Instead of textbooks and coursepacks, the Exec Program will use eBooks and the online course management … Continue reading

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DETAILS: Columbia Public Researchers Trip to Cuba 2011

From: Wanda Kowalski EMPH ’11 Who: Columbia Public Health Researchers When: May 22- 29, 2011 Notes: Based on minimum of 15 participants COSTS AIR FARE From NYC $945* per person roundtrip New York (JFK) /Havana/ New York (JFK) including US Departure … Continue reading

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The Future of Public Health: Innovation

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Location: Map Alumni Auditorium, P&S 630 West 168th St. Event Title: The Future of Public Health: Innovation Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health Event Type: Lecture Website Sponsor: Office of the … Continue reading

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The Future is Now: One Hospital’s Response to the Imperatives of Health Reform.

Guest Lecturer: Art Gianelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of NuHealth System Date: 1/9/11 . 1-4pm Location: 8th floor auditorium of the ARB (722 W 168th St.). Arthur A. Gianelli is a graduate of Columbia University Mailman School of Public … Continue reading

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