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|The Center for Family and Community Medicine (CFCM), at the Columbia University Medical Center, seeks to enhance the health of our community through education, service, research, and academic-community partnerships.|
Dr. Richard Younge has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Pooja Shah received a grant award from the Weil Foundation
Dr. Urmi Desai has been selected as a fellow for the 2014-2015 Emerging Leaders Program
Dr. Carmen Dominguez-Rafer has won STFM's Excellence in Education Award.
Tar Wars Comes Back to PS4
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Recently, physicians and medical students returned to PS4 for our annual Tar Wars presentation for students in 5th grade. Led by Dr. Anita Softness, who coordinates Tar Wars, the program has been a hit at our school for more than seven years!
CFCM Welcomes the 2013 First Year Residents
In June, CFCM welcomed the 2013 First Year Residents to the Family Medicine Program. The six residents are (pictured below): Zane Martindale, MD, Anoop Raman, MD, Emily Holt, DO, Christine Chang, MD, Olivia Perlmutt, MD, Michael Spertus, MD
CFCM Hosts 14th Annual Residents Graduation Ceremony
The 2013 Residents Graduation Ceremony was held on Thursday, June 27, 2013. This marked the 14th year of the Famly Medicine Residency Graduation Ceremony. Those who graduated includes (pictured below): Drs. Bonnie Chang, DO, Jillion Harris, MD, Venis Wilder, MD, Lisa. Singh, MD, Mona Dalal, MD, Parham. Khalili, MD. Congratulations to all!!
Recipent of the 2013 Family Medicine Director's Award:
Ruth Barragan, Residency Program Coordinator
FAMILY MEDICINE FACULTY MEMBER TO HEAD STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES AT CUMC
Melanie Bernitz, MD, was appointed to the position of Executive Director of Student Health Services (SHS).
Melanie is responsible for all aspects of SHS including medical, mental health, wellness and administrative services, as well as designing and administering the medical centers health insurance plan. Melanie will work closely with the Deans, Associate Deans and Program Directors of the health sciences schools (Medical, Dental, Nursing and Public Health), and programs (in the Biomedical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and the Institute for Human Nutrition) to advance the health of students and promote their academic achievement.
Dr. Bernitz, a 1997 graduate of the University College London Medical School, joined Student Health Service in 2003, as a primary care physician after serving as a resident and faculty member in Family Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. She became Clinical Coordinator for the SHS in 2008, and was the Interim Director of the Student Health Service during 2012. She will be receiving her Master's in Public Health from Columbia University in October 2012.
Recipents of the 2012 Family Medicine Director's Award:
Maria Diaz-Gil, Department Administrator
Dr. David Rosethal, Director of Behavioral Science
Family Medicine faculty members and residents are in the New Columbia Medicine Magazine, Fall 2011
Dr. Richard Younge, Dr. Jim Spears, Dr. Mary Jo Fink, Dr. Mattew Spitzer, Dr. Danny Neghassi and Dr. Crissaris Sarnelli were featured and interviewed. Read the full article
2011 the Allen Hospital Physician of the Year Award
Student Based Medical and Dental Program
Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP), a student based program who serves the homeless is doing great things. You can also learn more about the CHHMP Program by watching the CHHMP Video or visit the website CHHMP Program.
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