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A New Chapter

Leaving a Legacy of Inspiration, Innovation, and Excellence, Dean Berkowitz Retires


Photograph by Jorg Meyer

On a muggy summer afternoon, Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, scans the streets of Washington Heights from her office. Wrapping up eight years as dean of Columbia Nursing before retiring, she is taking in...

Baby Boon

From New York City to the Navajo Nation, Columbia Midwives Care


Illustration by Alyssa Carvara

At Tséhootsooí Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona, Rebecca Willis ’09 ’13, MS, MPH, serves as a nurse-midwife on the Navajo Nation. In Albany, Georgia, a small city 180 miles south of...

Masters of Information

These innovative nurse researchers are using data science and informatics to help patients - and healthcare systems - thrive.


Illustration by Davide Bonazzi

Recent advances in computing power have enabled researchers in many fields to harness the potential of Big Data as never before. For nurse-scientists, that means a quantum leap in the ability to...

Lorraine Frazier Named Dean of Columbia Nursing


Headshot of smiling Dean Lorraine Frazier in front of an office window.
Dean Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN

Columbia University has appointed Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN, as the new Dean of the Columbia University School of Nursing, the Mary O’Neil Mundinger, DrPH Professor of Nursing, and senior...

Linking Research & Practice

With mentorship programs that help RNs working in acute-care hospital settings design groundbreaking research projects, Columbia Nursing is narrowing the gulf between academic research and patient care.

As a charge nurse in the pediatric diagnostic and imaging center at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Dan Hogan, MSN, knew that kids often feel anxious about undergoing...