We celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Sidney Lerner, whose extraordinary vision, friendship and advocacy have been indispensable to our successes at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. The Lerner family’s support of our Integrative Therapies Program continues to expand our capacity to help patients, and the professorship they established, the Sid and Helaine Lerner Chair for Global Integrative Medicine, marks their enduring commitment to assisting the most vulnerable among us. The Lerners’ emphasis on the wellness of our caregivers has been vital for all of us at Columbia, and for those we serve. Mr. Lerner’s commitment to public health, his value of collaboration, and his compassion for both patients and caregivers continue to inform our work every day – we are grateful for his generosity and example. We offer our condolences to his wife, Helaine, and to the extended Lerner family. Jordan S. Orange, MD, PhD Reuben S. Carpentier Professor Chair, Department of Pediatrics Michael Weiner, MD Hettinger Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics Elena J. Ladas, PhD, RD Sid and Helaine Lerner Associate Professor for Global Integrative Medicine Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

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