Press Releases

January 5, 2022
Study Identifies Biomarkers Linked to Autism Risk
Elevated levels of certain immune system molecules at birth are associated with risk for autism spectrum disorder - a finding that could lay the groundwork for a screening test

December 10, 2021
Study Traces Spread of Delta Variant in Liberia
Analysis of 267 nasopharyngeal swab samples collected from hospitalized patients across the country from March-July 2021 revealed the Delta variant was already circulating in Liberia by early March and became the dominant strain by June. The study was part of the GAPP program.

October 1, 2021
Partnership with Liberia Builds Scientific Capacity and Strengths Global Pandemic Security
A collaborative COVID-19 study revealed the Delta variant was responsible for the late-spring wave of infections, helping Liberian officials promote vaccine willingness. It is the latest of many projects in the GAPP program.

May 17, 2021
Clinical Trial Suggests Convalescent Plasma May Improve Survival with Severe COVID-19
A randomized double-blind controlled trial of convalescent plasma for adults hospitalized with severe COVID-19 found that mortality at 28 days in the treatment arm was half the rate seen in the control arm (12.6% vs. 24.6%)

April 9, 2021
Vaccine Campaign Asks New Yorkers to "Roll Up Your Sleeves"
This week, New York State launched the “Roll Up Your Sleeves” campaign to encourage eligible residents to get vaccinated. The centerpiece of the campaign is a series of educational videos shot at Columbia Mailman School that highlight the stories of community members, including several faculty members, who share why they were motivated to get vaccinated.

April 6, 2021
Governor Launches "Roll Up Your Sleeve" Ad Campaign To Encourage New Yorkers From Hardest Hit Neighborhoods to Get Vaccinated
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of the statewide "Roll Up Your Sleeve" ad campaign to encourage all New Yorkers, especially those from neighborhoods where COVID was most devastating, to get vaccinated.

March 15, 2021
Ten Lessons from Our Pandemic Year
While there is still much to learn about COVID-19, we can seize the opportunity to assess what the pandemic has taught us. Columbia Mailman School faculty shared their thoughts on those lessons learned.

February 16, 2021
First Test for All Known Human Coronaviruses, Including SARS-CoV-2 Variants
The test is highly sensitive and prevents false positives that happen due to the genetic similarity of Sars-CoV-2 and other human coronaviruses


December 10, 2020: 2020 Virtual Dinner Awards by the American Abroad Media (AAM)

November 18, 2020: W. Ian Lipkin Recognized As Top 1% Cited Researchers of 2020

October 5, 2020: Our Scientists Advise on Creation of New York City COVID-19 Lab

September 30, 2020: Scientists Discover Bacterium Linked to Deadly Childhood Disorder

September 24, 2020: Food Security Research Singeled Out for Excellence

September 24, 2020: Columbia Public Health Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 23, 2020: Expert Panel Assesses Animal Models for COVID-19 Research

September 17, 2020: Mayor de Blasio Announces New York City's Own Dedicated COVID-19 Lab

August 31, 2020: School Hosts COVID-19 Course to Highlight Latest Science on the Pandemic

July 29, 2020: W. Ian Lipkin Advises on Health Protocols for 2020 Democratic Convention

July 27, 2020: Center for Infection and Immunity Earns Silver Certification in Sustainable Columbia's Workspace Certification Program

July 9, 2020: Ian Lipkin Delivers Hamied Lecture on Strengthening Global Infectious Disease Response

June 24, 2020: Anchored in Milwaukee, 2020 Democratic National Convention will be a “Convention Across America”

April 27, 2020: Could a New Ultraviolet Technology Fight the Spread of Coronavirus?

April 23, 2020: FDA Approves Studies of Plasma Therapy for COVID-19

March 27, 2020: Contagion Team Reunites to Create Coronavirus PSAs

March 26, 2020: Columbia Public Health Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2020: An Update on Ian Lipkin

March 19, 2020: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 13, 2020: The Kind of Outbreak Our Scientists Knew Would Happen

March 5, 2020: At the Forefront of Global Efforts to Combat Coronavirus

February 11, 2020: New Method Predicts Individual Response to Ebola Infection

February 4, 2020: Our Experts Respond to the Coronavirus Outbreak

January 7, 2020: China Honors Ian Lipkin