Dr. Mary D’Alton, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, the IOM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
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The Washington Post recently examined innovations in prenatal genetic testing, including research on a new technique called chromosomal microarray analysis by NYP/CUMC reproductive geneticist Dr. Ronald Wapner. In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, microarray analysis was shown by Wapner and collaborators to be as effective as the standard method of amniocentesis analysis (karyotyping) in analyzing the number of chromosomes present in a fetal cell. In addition, the test found DNA abnormalities not detected in karyotyping.
Ester Quinn, director of human resources and faculty affairs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is profiled in the latest CU168: News for and about the Columbia University Medical Center community newsletter. Quinn, an employee of the department for over 24 years, frequently travels the country with her husband on their Harley Davison motorcycle.
Dr. Mark Sauer, CWRC Program Director, is part of the joint team of scientists from The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), which has developed a technique that may prevent the inheritance of mitochondrial diseases in children. The study is published in Nature.