Class of 2015 Student Awards

By Amy Gorel
March 26th, 2015 in Student Activities.

Receiving the Family Medicine Research Award (from left) is Stephanie Shaw and Erica Perry, presented by Miriam Hoffman-Kleiner, MD, director of medical student education in the Department of Family Medicine. On the morning of Match Day, members of the Class of 2015 were recognized during the Student Awards Ceremony. Fifty awards were presented to 46 students. More

BU Medical Campus Celebrates Start of Spring

By Amy Gorel
March 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

In appreciation for their dedication and patience during the unusually harsh winter, Deans Karen Antman, Sandro Galea and Jeffrey Hutter invited Boston University Medical Campus staff and faculty to the Equinox Celebration of Spring on Wednesday, March 18, in the Hiebert Lounge. Photos courtesy David Keough (BUMC Educational Media) and... More

Match Day 2015: BUSM Fourth-Year Students Find Out Where They’re Headed

By Amy Gorel
March 22nd, 2015 in Student Activities.

On Friday, March 20, BUSM fourth-year medical students joined their peers across the nation, counting down the clock until noon when they opened their envelopes to learn where they will be heading to next. Match Day is a nationwide annual rite of passage for graduating medical students when they are matched with residencies--the final stage of... More

Mass. Life Sciences Grants LSC Grants Awarded to BLCS and CReM

By Lisa Brown
March 19th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Boston University’s (BU) Biomedical Laboratory and Clinical Sciences (BLCS) Program and the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) were awarded grants from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center as part of a $17M package targeted for capital projects, equipment and supplies. “We are delighted that both the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and... More

BUSM’s Ramsey Receives Dr. Allen Crocker Health Services Award

By Lisa Brown
March 16th, 2015 in Awards & Honors.

Boston University Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics Jean E. Ramsey, MD, MPH has been named a recipient of the 2015 Dr. Allen Crocker Health Services Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Department of Developmental Services. Presented annually, the award recognizes an individual or organization that mirrors the... More

Celebrating Diversity Week March 16-20

By Lisa Brown
March 16th, 2015 in Events.

It’s Cultural Diversity Week! Members of the BUMC community are invited to celebrate our campus’s diversity of cultures through a variety of food, entertainment, education, and activities. Activities include: Musical performances in the Newton Pavilion Cafeteria each day, Noon-1 p.m. “Communicating with Persons Living with Hearing Loss,” featuring Jonathan O’Dell, a member of the Massachusetts Commission for... More

Being Fit At 40 May Keep Brain Sharp At 60, BUSM Study

By Lisa Brown
March 10th, 2015 in Research.

People with poor physical fitness in their 40s may have lower brain volumes by the time they hit 60, an indicator of accelerated brain aging, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting. “Many people don’t start worrying about their brain health until later in life, but this study provides more... More

National Kidney Foundation Honors BUSM’s Salant for Excellence in Clinical Nephrology

By Lisa Brown
March 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

David Salant, MD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)  has been named as the 2015 recipient of The Donald W. Seldin Award.  The Award recognizes excellence in clinical nephrology. “Dr. Donald Seldin is one of the giants of Nephrology and his legacy is reflected in the successes of many... More

Review Article Provides New Insights on How Tumors Metastasize

By Lisa Brown
March 9th, 2015 in Research.

In a review article recently published in the journal Clinical and Translational Medicine, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shed new light on the underlying processes of tumor metastasis and highlight the role of epigenetics in this process. By comparing embryogenesis with cancer metastasis they hypothesize that reversible epigenetic events regulate the development... More

University-wide Graduate Neuroscience Program Receives BU CEIT Interdisciplinary Course Development Grant

By Lisa Brown
March 6th, 2015 in Awards & Honors.

The BU Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching (CEIT) has awarded the Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN), led by Shelley J. Russek, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Biology, a Provost CEIT Interdisciplinary Course Development Grant. As a result of this grant, the GPN will create a curriculum spanning cutting-edge developments in systems... More