Unwinding in NYC

After making it through orientation, why not kick off your first Friday at Mailman by visiting some of the places you can relax and unwind? Check out some select spots around town from returning students. Art Bar – West Village This place has been a cool hideaway for residents of the West Village for over 20 years.…

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Where to Eat When in NYC

Congratulations! You’ve made it to NYC, started to unpack, and have had your first few days of new student orientation. What’s next? Finding out where to eat, of course. Thankfully, some of our returning students have already scoped out the area for some prime eating locations. Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Cafe Blossom – Delicious Vegan Dining…

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New Students: Welcome Back to School

New school? New city? New supermarket? New apartment? All of the above? Transitioning into a graduate program can be difficult enough. Many incoming Mailman students are not just new to Columbia University, but also find themselves immersed in a whirlwind of new sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences. In an attempt to ease the transition and…

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Behind the Alphabet Soup: Addressing Swaziland’s Number One Killer

I have to warn you, there are a lot of acronyms in this post. I could probably string together a sentence composed of three-letter acronyms to describe it.  So here we go: Link4Health (L4H) is a combination strategy to approaching HIV treatment here in Swaziland. It’s a two-arm program, which means that people will be randomly…

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A Brief Introduction: HIV Research in Swaziland

by Loxley Denzil Christopher Bennett II, Columbia College Senior majoring in neuroscience & behavior For the past few weeks, I have been working with ICAP.  Although the organization is only 10 years old, it has played an instrumental role in global health, particularly in scaling up HIV prevention and care by working with institutions in sub-Saharan…

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Fostering Health Literacy: Simple Messages Simply Work

Hannah Sabbagh, MPH ’14 in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences   We’ve all been confused after reading a health-related article. No matter how important the tip or advice, sometimes health information can seem so complex that we do not process it in a way that sticks. The more overwhelming the message, the more likely we’re…