Just Societies Highlights - May 2020

May 2020   Columbia Just Societies Highlights
Columbians Caring for Students
With the pandemic upending many Columbia students' lives, alumni and friends from across the world are supporting the student relief fund—Columbians Caring for Students. More than $2 million has been raised so far.
COVID-19's Impact on Incarcerated Youth
What risks does the coronavirus pose to young people in jails, prisons, and juvenile facilities? Discussing how to protect this group, Vincent Schiraldi of Columbia's Justice Lab joined a webinar hosted by Eastern State Penitentiary. Watch the recorded webinar here.


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Training on Immigration during the Pandemic

On May 15 from 9:30AM to 11:00AM, join the School of Social Work's COVID-19 ACTION training on how the pandemic is impacting migrant workers, immigrants, and displaced people in the US and globally. Open to all.
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All of Us Program Leaps Forward, Diversifying Research

An ambitious national precision medicine effort—the All of Us Research Program—is on track to enroll one million people in the US from diverse populations. Shared genetic data from the program promises to accelerate biomedical research to improve health.

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How You Can Help

Anyone can lend a hand in the fight against the coronavirus. Skills needed at this time can vary from managing projects to checking in on the elderly. To help, look at a list of volunteer opportunities.

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What We're Learning from COVID: Health Inequities Affect Us All

Columbia Magazine talks to professor Ashwin Vasan of the Mailman School of Public Health about how the coronavirus is far from the great equalizer that many first thought.

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Mapping the Areas Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Hospitalizations

An epidemiologist at the Mailman School of Public Health created an interactive public map that sheds light on healthcare capacity in US counties with populations particularly at risk of severe COVID-19 infection.

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