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  • Situated on a 20-acre campus in the Washington Heights community of northern Manhattan and comprising roughly half of Columbia University's nearly $3 billion annual budget, Columbia University's Medical Center provides world-class leadership in scientific research, health and medical education, patient care, and community service. Faculty members from its four schools are responsible for a number of significant clinical breakthroughs?among them, the first blood test for cancer, the first medical use of the laser, and the first successful transfer of genes from one cell to another.