This month, 100 students from universities around the world visited the Columbia Global Center in Paris as part of a short academic immersion experience through the Colombia International Cooperation and Exchange Program (ICEP). The 100 students included her 10 from Columbia University School of Dentistry. In addition to Colombian students, students from 15 other universities participated, including schools in Sydney, Singapore, Kyoto, Tokyo, Cambridge, Helsinki, Berlin, London, Halle, Vienna, Munich, Paris, Barcelona and Milan.
Through networking and collaboration, ICEP aims to prepare students of the medical profession for international leadership roles and global problem-solving in healthcare. This program was founded in 2014 by her Anette Wu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons for preclinical and dental students and undergraduates. created. ICEP welcomes over 400 students each year from 25 partner universities around the world.
During the five-day trip, students attended a meeting with Walter Willett, M.D., Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, to discuss government’s role in promoting healthy eating. . The students also toured the Department of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Paris Cité and the laboratories of his Institut Necker-Enfants Malades, with the support of the French National Institute of Health and Medicine (INSERM), and visited the Museum of the History of Medicine in Paris. rice field. The Dean of International Relations at the University of Paris greeted students who visited the campus.
The Columbia Global Center in Paris and the University of Paris Cité were our hosts for this trip.