ColumbiaDoctors Care Connection Health Fair
Dates/Locations: Thursday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 18, Columbia School of Nursing, first-floor lobby
The health fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. Columbia employees and the general public are welcome to attend and receive free on-site screenings, vaccinations, and giveaways. Participants will be able to connect with clinicians from ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Radiology, the Nurse Practitioner Group, and Urology, along with the Hypertension Center, the Center for Digestive Health, and the Lung Cancer CT screening program. All services are covered under employee health plans.
Columbia University Benefits Expos
Columbia employees can took part in free on-site biometric screenings for blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol. ColumbiaDoctors provided free eye screenings. Members of ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry, Nurse Practitioner Group, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Columbia Primary Care were on hand to share information about their services, all of which are covered under employee health plans. At CUIMC campus, ColumbiaDoctors Dermatology also provided free skin screenings.
Care for the Caregiver Mammogram Event for Nurses
Location: Avon Foundation Breast Imaging Center, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1130 St. Nicholas Ave. at 166th St.
ColumbiaDoctors and the Columbia School of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner Group sponsored a Care for the Caregiver Mammogram Event for Nurses on Oct. 27.
The schedule at the Avon Foundation Breast Imaging Center was cleared so that 40 of our nurses could receive screening mammograms.
The screening was open to nurses of all degree levels at Columbia University Irving Medical Center or NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Radiologists interpreted the mammograms on the spot to ensure that all participants left with the results.
Lung Cancer Screening Pilot Program Launch
- ColumbiaDoctors partnered with NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) in a comprehensive lung cancer screening pilot program. Doctors and nurse practitioners from multiple disciplines offered care for smokers and ex-smokers who are at high risk for lung cancer and other complications, including a 10-minute imaging exam with low-dose computed tomography (CT). The pilot launched as a full program in October.
- The low-dose CT test detects lung cancer with a very small amount of radiation. It is very effective at finding lung cancer before it causes symptoms and is still treatable, and studies show it significantly reduces the risk of death by more than 20%.
- The new pilot augmented existing services at ColumbiaDoctors and NYP and provided patients with a much broader range of services, including coordination of care, smoking cessation counseling, and, if cancer is found, a team of physicians with extensive expertise in lung cancer care.
May 12: Lunchtime Melanoma Awareness Tabling Event
- Location: Haven Plaza
- Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Learn more about melanoma and how to prevent skin cancer in this lunchtime event on Haven Plaza, which is open to the CUIMC community and the public. Materials on how to spot skin cancer, education about screenings, and free skincare giveaways will be available while supplies last.
May 12: Melanoma Awareness Lunch and Learn
- Location: Online, via Zoom
- Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
- Dr. Larisa Geskin will provide an informative talk and Q&A regarding skin cancer protection and advances in dermatological care. Dr. Geskin is director of the Comprehensive Skin Cancer Center (CSCC) at the Division of Cutaneous Oncology in the Department of Dermatology, and Professor of Dermatology (in Medicine) at CUIMC. She will be joined by Micaela Hines, NP. Participants can submit their questions ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 13: Free Skin Cancer Screenings
- Location: Herbert Irving Pavilion, 12th floor
- Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Open to all, participants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will receive information and free skincare giveaways while supplies last. Those participants who require follow-up care will be appropriately referred for services.