NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – David Goldstein will join Columbia University as director of a new Institute for Genomic Medicine, which will be a partnership with New York-Presbyterian, and as a professor of genetics and development in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at the beginning of 2015, Columbia said this week.

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