From February, 2013

Home Sweet Home in the Heights

by Grace Lee, MPH ’14 in Sociomedical Sciences As a West Coast transplant to Washington Heights, I have come to realize that this NYC neighborhood has everything I need within just a few blocks—from groceries, to laundromats, to shoe stores, bodegas of all sorts, and even two major subway lines! Washington Heights is a vibrant Dominican community offering all of life’s essentials. The truth is that after making two long treks to Ikea in Brooklyn, my boyfriend and I realized that cheaper furniture can be found right around the corner on Amsterdam Avenue and 161st Street. It’s there that we…

“Why Study Biostatistics?” I’m Glad You Asked!

by Joshua Kriger, MS ’14, in the Department of Biostatistics Biostatistics is the art of asking questions. As a second semester student at Columbia, I have been energized by how many opportunities, amazing people and great research I have been exposed to. I believe it is important to follow intuition and cultivate a sense of awe both in what we do professionally and in life. When asking questions, it is equally as important to approach them with a precision that goes beyond gut instinct. Often I get asked, “Why biostatistics?” I thought I would write a bit on why biostatistics,…