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Pandemic Response Instiute Columbia University healthcare New York City

Columbia U. Tapped to Operate NYC’s Pandemic Response Institute

Columbia University has been selected to launch and operate the city’s Pandemic Response Institute (PRI), with its key partner, the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and several community, research, and industry partners. 

The PRI will be supported by up to $20 million in city capital funding for eligible costs. It will be dedicated to preparing New York City for future health emergencies and epidemics in a more effective and equitable manner, while positioning the city as a global leader to serve as a model for public health response. 

“Born out of New York’s quick action during the early days of the pandemic, this institute will put our hardest-learned lessons to work so that when the next public health crisis emerges, New York City will not only be prepared, we will be ready to lead these global fights,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.  

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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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