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March 26, 2018

Postbac Premed alumnus Dr. Benson Hsu is one of 24 individuals who has been awarded a 2018 Bush Fellowship. 

February 13, 2017

On January 25, five Postbac Premed students visited The Dwelling Place, a women’s shelter in Midtown Manhattan, and met with fifteen residents to teach the art of jewelry making and engage in conversations with residents. The event was sponsored by the recently-created student organization Crafting for a Cause: A Wellness Initiative.

November 20, 2016

The White Coat Ceremony marks the start of medical students' training towards their careers in healthcare.

June 10, 2016

Postbac alumna Deborah Horenstein '11 was recently featured in Rutgers Today article on her motivation to become a doctor late in life.

June 16, 2015

Several alumni of the Postbac Premed Program played significant roles in the 2014-2015 season of The Bard Hall Players, the theater troupe of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

April 28, 2015

Postbac alumna Lauren Helm '99 was recently featured in O Magazine article on career changes and real-life reinventions.

April 17, 2015

Postbac Premed alumnus and current Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University student Michael Natter '11 recently gained national attention for his medical drawings, successfully combining the worlds of medicine and art.

June 11, 2014

Alumni returned to the Morningside Campus for a weekend of socializing, learning, and celebrating. 

February 21, 2014

Congratulations to Elizabeth Haberfeld, MD '00 on her appointment as Director of Movement Disorders at Temple University Hospital.

August 22, 2013

Postbac Premed alumna and former professional dancer Katie Pivarnik was recently awarded a competitive $5,000 scholarship by the Sono Osato Scholarship Program for Graduate Studies, which is administered by Career Transition for Dancers (CTFD), an organization that provides support for dancers who are pursuing post-performance careers.

July 9, 2012

Sam Klein ’11 came to New York with the sole intention of completing the Postbac Premed Program to enable him to apply for medical school. But soon after beginning his studies, he was approached with another opportunity – on the lacrosse field.

March 23, 2012

Postbac Premed alumnus and CEO of Logical Images, Art Papier, MD has made innovative breakthroughs in the medical field with his award-winning diagnostic software VisualDx.

December 1, 2011

Postbac Premed alumna Carolyn Oh ’89CC, ’91, was recently appointed trustee at Buckley Country Day School. She is now an attending physician at South Nassau Communities Hospital.

November 2, 2011

Kanani Titchen ’07 was recently profiled on the Association of American Medical Colleges website highlighting her path to medicine.

November 16, 2011

Alumni Joseph Grossman '08 and Sarah Housman '07 are featured in the fall issue of Brown Medicine Magazine.

September 26, 2011

Postbac alumnus John Vitolo, M.D., was recently profiled in Becker's ASC Review highlighting his path to medicine.

June 23, 2011

Amelia Breyre ’11Postbac was recently awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant to conduct research on food-borne parasites in the Philippines.

May 24, 2011

Alicia Floyd ’07, a recent graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, was awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award on May 13, 2011.

April 13, 2011

Beth Seltzer ’99, ’08PH, published a new book entitled, "101 Careers in Public Health," which explores careers in public health. 

February 18, 2011

Alumna Barbara Probst Solomon's latest piece for the Huffington Post, "Larry Rivers Crossing the Delaware," is an examination of the artist's life and work that also touches upon her time at GS in the 1950s.

February 14, 2011

Victor Fidel ’03GS, ’07GSAS is a writer and scholar. His new book, The Quest for Religious and Community Identity, tells the story of the migrations and architectural histories of the All Souls Church in Manhattan.

February 10, 2011

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, Dean Peter J. Awn and co-chairperson of the Recent Alumni Leadership Committee (RALC) Richie Space ’05GS hosted a reception for 2001 - 2010 alumni from the School of General Studies at Brasserie 8 ½ in midtown Manhattan.

January 26, 2011

Beginning this fall, Postbac Premed students will have the opportunity to enrich and diversify their premedical educations prior to enrolling in medical school through the Combined Postbac Premed-M.S. Bioethics Program, offered in partnership with the School of Continuing Education.

January 24, 2011

Jacquie Wayans ’08 GS Appears On the Dr. Oz Show

January 14, 2011

One year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, GS alumnus René Aubry ’93 continues relief efforts.

January 13, 2011

Susan K. Feagin ’74, former executive vice president for university development and alumni relations, was named a special adviser to President Lee C. Bollinger.

October 18, 2010

GS alumnus Larry J. Lawrence ‘69GS ‘71BUS was one of 10 alumni honored for their service to the University at the 2010 Alumni Medalists Gala in Low Library.

June 16, 2010

Postbac Premed alumni-couple Alaleh Akhavan '05 and Patrick Colley '05, who recently graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, were  featured in an article about their residency placements.  The couple was lucky to receive placements in the same city. 

June 7, 2010

Nearly 100 alumni and guests from the School of General Studies graduating classes ending in 0s and 5s, as well as members of the larger General Studies alumni community, participated in 2010 Reunion and Dean’s Day during the June 4-6 weekend.

March 26, 2010

Columbia Professor Liz Miller discussed the rewards and challenges of being a woman working in a scientific field with renowned GS alumnae.

April 30, 2010

At the Columbia Club on April 27, Deogratias '01 spoke to alumni and current students from 15 of Columbia’s graduate and undergraduate schools about restoring hope to the world’s “forgotten places,” offering his own extraordinary personal journey as evidence.

October 23, 2009

The Columbia Alumni Center is preparing to celebrate its official launch this fall. An "Especially Open House" featuring refreshments and giveaways has been scheduled for October 15-16.

February 8, 2010

News sources recently reported on coyote sightings around New York City including Columbia's campus.

January 10, 2010

The New York Times featured School of General Studies student military veterans in a January 9, 2010 article about the new GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and transitioning to college from the battlefield.

November 17, 2009

Over the past month Peter J. Awn, Dean of the School of General Studies and Director of the Middle East Institute, has traveled throughout the country, speaking about the potential outcomes of President Obama's Middle East policies.

October 29, 2009

GS alumna Jacqueline Wayans '08  was recently named a grand prize winner in the "Colorful Life" contest sponsored by Maybelline New York in partnership with Meredith 360° and bestselling author Candace Bushnell. The contest celebrates women who exude confidence, optimism, compassion, style and personality.

October 28, 2009

GS alumna Nancy Lynn '96 was recently named the executive vice president of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

October 27, 2009

The Columbia Alumni Center officially welcomed over 500 fellow alumni and guests at the Especially Open House and Homecoming events during the week of October 12.

October 23, 2009

Raymond Federman, an author, scholar, and GS alumnus passed away in October 2009.

October 23, 2009

The Columbia Alumni Center is preparing to celebrate its official launch this fall. An "Especially Open House" featuring refreshments and giveaways has been scheduled for October 15-16.

October 13, 2009

Columbia University School of General Studies marks with great sorrow the passing of Lionel I. Pincus.

September 11, 2009

More than 200 guests joined the United States Military Veterans of Columbia University to celebrate the inauguration of the Yellow Ribbon Program on September 10, 2009.

September 3, 2009

GS played a vital role in CAA's annual US Open event on September 2.

August 7, 2009

Tracy Kidder's latest book tells the dramatic story of African GS alum Deogratias '01.