April 24th, 2017
On Monday evening, April 24th, hundreds of people filed in to a large auditorium in the International Affairs Building for the RCSS's largest event of the year: a lecture by Nobel Laureate and Columbia neuroscience professor, Dr. Eric Kandel. Dr. Kandel discussed his latest book, Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures, in which he argues that both science and art employ reductionism to arrive at higher truths, drawing on examples from his own research and 20th-century abstract expressionists painters. Dr. Robert Pollack introduced Leeza Hirt, the student who organized the program, who then introduced Dr. Kandel.
April 2nd, 2017
Low Library, 4-6pm
Dr. Lechich is the Medical Director at the 609-bed Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in Manhattan, NY and also serves as the Sr. V.P. for Clinical Strategy at ArchCare. As physician, teacher, administrator and writer, Dr. Lechich has focused on defining issues in quality of life for the institutionalized elderly and persons with late-stage Huntington’s disease. This message has been carried to the staff of local hospitals, medical students, fellows-in-training, families, and the care teams within the home Center. Empowerment of family, bedside caregivers and improving the formulation of highly individualized comprehensive approaches to care has been his passion for many years.