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Columbia University O’Brien Urology Center.

Course Director(s)

Jonathan Barasch, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Ali Gharavi, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Cathy Mendelsohn, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center


Monday, March 31, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM


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Description & Objectives

1 - Review mechanisms of mammalian urinary tract developments and major genetic malformation syndromes in humans 
2 - Describe novel molecular methods and imaging tools for studies of urinary tract developments and their complications
3 - Describe studies of novel model organisms relevant to human urinary tract developments 

Meeting Location

Faculty House, Columbia University
Presidential Ballroom – 3rd Floor
64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027



Faculty House is located on Columbia University’s East Campus on Morningside Drive, north of 116th Street. Just a 20-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, Faculty House is a stimulating Ivy League setting in New York, NY.

Enter campus through gates at 116th and Broadway. Follow College Walk across Amsterdam Avenue towards Morningside Drive. After passing Jerome Greene Hall on the left, enter Wien courtyard through the gates. Follow courtyard around to the right. Faculty House will be the last building on the right.  View full campus map online or download directions.


Take the #1 train to 116th Street (Columbia University) stop.


Four bus lines (M4, M11, M5 and M104) serve the Columbia/Morningside Heights area. View city bus map.


From South

Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at 96th Street and proceed east, crossing Broadway, and turn left (north) at the next light, Amsterdam Avenue. Proceed north on Amsterdam for 20 blocks to campus. In addition to street parking on Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue (metered), on Morningside Drive and on side streets, there is a garage on 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue (close to Amsterdam) on the south side of the street.

From North

Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at 125th Street and proceed east, crossing Broadway, and turn right (south) at the next light, Amsterdam Avenue. Proceed south on Amsterdam for nine blocks to campus. See above for parking recommendations.


  • Free for physicians, PhD scientists, graduate students, medical students, and allied Health Professionals.
    Physicians (Free)
    Allied Health Professionals (Free)
    CUMC/NYP Faculty (Free)


Space is Limited. Early Registration is Encouraged.

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