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Dear Friends:

Welcome to the Columbia University Medical Center's Office of Government & Community Affairs (GCA) web site.  Government & Community Affairs represents the interests of Columbia University Medical Center before the federal, state, and city governments.  This office also develops and implements programs with the communities surrounding Columbia University Medical Center and serves as the primary liaison between the Medical Center and the external community. 

GCA coordinates information on services and programs available at the Medical Center campus.  The office responds to and engages community stakeholders, local residents and community based providers as they seek to learn more about the various medical center programs, services, events and activities.  We work with various elected officials, medical associations and other organizations to advocate and educate policy makers on areas ofinterest of our faculty and staff.

If you have any need or desire to work with elected officials or community based organizations, I strongly encourage you to contact us to see if we may be of assistance.



Ross A. Frommer

Vice President and Associate Dean



Columbia University School of Nursing Dean Bobbie Berkowitz and several Deans of Nursing from schools of nursing from across the country met with Dr. Patricia Grady, Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, to discuss how research involving nurses can move science forward and improve care.



Project Medical Education Puts Policymakers in Medical Students’ Shoes


Assembly Leaders Visit the Columbia Dentist


On October 7th, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz of the Bronx and Guillermo Linares of Northern Manhattan visited the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine to learn more about dental education and how Columbia helps serve the oral health needs of the community.  After chatting with Dean Christian Stohler, they toured the clinic with Dr. James Fine and met students, faculty and patients.  After the tour, both Assemblymen tried their hand, with pretty good success, at placing implants in a fake jaw.


Virtual Tour of the Washington Heights & Inwood communities:


MCNF Annual Appeal  To donate click on the pledge card, print and mail completed form to:

Office of Government & Community Affairs

51 Audubon Avenue8th Floor, Suite 800New York, N.Y. 10032

Medical Center Neighborhood Fund Brochure

Neighborhood Fund Pledge Card

Research Means Hope

Support Funding for the National

Institutes of Health



Last updated 10/28/ 2015

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