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Research Into Action

A Columbia World Projects Report

Wafaa El-Sadr
Director, Columbia World Projects
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I have dedicated my career to bringing the fruits of research to tackling major health challenges worldwide and I am humbled by the opportunity to oversee an initiative that brings together the university’s full range of expertise. The critical role that Columbia has played in the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates how necessary it is for this university and institutions like it to mobilize to confront the great challenges of our time.


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Where We Work 

By the Numbers 

The Fourth Purpose 

Lee C. Bollinger
President and Seth Low Professor of the University, Columbia University
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Columbia World Projects draws on knowledge and resources from across our departments, schools and campuses in ambitious pursuit of what I call the Fourth Purpose of universities—advancing human welfare by merging our distinctive intellectual capacities with groups and organizations beyond the academy to bring about meaningful change.

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