New Labs

Berrie Pavilion
The laboratories of the Clyde and Helen Wu Center for Molecular Cardiology will be moving to newly renovated and expanded space on the fifth floor of the Berrie Medical Sciences Building this spring.
  “The new laboratories will enable a dramatic expansion of the current research capabilities for molecular cardiology, stated Dr. Andrew R. Marks, the Director of the Wu Center. “We will be able to perform more detailed studies at the cellular level and will have an enhanced capacity to study drug effects in animal models of human heart diseases,” Dr. Marks added.
  The move will increase the total area devoted to the Wu Center by approximately 6,000 square feet. The space will include state-of-the-art imaging facilities that will be used to probe the insides of heart cells as well as a newly designed animal laboratory that will be on the seventh floor of the Berrie building. (con't page 16)

chinese tv visits

  On March 10th and 11th the largest TV station in China, CCTV, visited the Wu Center as part of a documentary on the life and accomplishments of Clyde and Helen Wu. With hundreds of millions of viewers, CCTV is the most heavily viewed station in the world. CCTV International (CCTV-9) is the English-language 24-hour news channel of China Central Television (CCTV), China´s largest national TV network. Launched on September 25, 2000, CCTV International reports news and information to a global audience, with a special focus on China.
  Members of the Wu Center were interviewed, including Drs. Jian Shan, Xiaoping Liu and others who are learning research techniques in the Center. Dr. Clyde Wu and his wife Helen visited the laboratories and met with many of the students and fellows who benefit from their generous support.
  Testimonials about the enormous impact that Clyde and Helen Wu have had on Columbia University Health Sciences were given by numerous faculty who have been supported by the Wu family.
  The TV show includes a segment filmed in Detroit, where Clyde and Helen are major supporters of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, as music, aside from medicine, is their other great love.

TV shoot


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