The Cleft & Craniofacial Center of Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/ Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has been approved through 2020 as a Cleft Palate Team and Craniofacial Team by the Commission on Approval of Teams according to the Standards for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams. This designation indicates that the team meets the high standards of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF). Although the center has already been accredited since 1993, the new system of approval (as of 2014) entails a far more demanding set of requirements than before.
Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center are conducting a clinical trial to test whether an exercise and diet weight loss program can help overweight colon or rectal cancer survivors reach a healthy body weigh. The National Cancer Institute-funded research study offers nutrition counseling and free membership to a weight loss facility to help women who have had colon or rectal cancer reach a healthy body weight in one year.