The Neglected Pathway: Cell-Associated HIV Mucosal Transmission

December 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University School of Medicine's Dr. Deborah Anderson and her colleagues are challenging dogma about the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Most research has focused on infection by free viral particles, while this group proposes that HIV is also transmitted by infected cells. While inside cells, HIV is protected from antibodies... More

Jan. 28 Lecture: “Head Games: CTE and the Long-Term Consequences of Repetitive Brain Trauma”

December 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Robert A. Stern, PhD, will present the 2015 Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Dudley Allen Sargent Distinguished Lecture. A professor of neurology, neuosurgery, and anatomy and neurobiology at the School of Medicine, he will speak on "Head Games: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the Long-Term Consequences of Repetitive Brain Trauma." When: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, More

BUSM Students Wear their White Coats for Black Lives

December 11th, 2014 in Student Activities.

"By standing together at medical schools nationwide, we hope to demonstrate that the medical student community views racial violence as a public health issue," said BUSM student Andy Hyatt to the more than 60 medical students gathered wearing their white coats in the Hiebert Lounge on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday, Dec. 10, which the United Nations... More

Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center Eye Partnership

December 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Med schools would remain separate, safety-net hospital would stay in place With more than 870,000 patient visits last year and more than 4,500 full-time staff, Boston Medical Center is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky Boston Medical Center, Boston’s “safety-net hospital” and the primary teaching hospital for the BU School of Medicine, More

Med Students Contend for Top Gingerbread House Honors

December 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

With noisy excitement, amazing creativity and good-natured competition, 20 teams of first- and second-year BUSM students vied for top honors in the Gingerbread House Wars. Sponsored by the Safford Academy of Advisors and the BUSM Alumni Association, the competition resulted in traditional snow-covered houses, a pirate ship, Fenway Park, a castle, Boston Public Garden, a... More

Moms Using Mobile Devices During Mealtime Interact Less with Children

December 9th, 2014 in Research.

Moms who use mobile devices while eating with their young children are less likely to have verbal, nonverbal and encouraging interactions with them. The findings, which appear online in Academic Pediatrics, may have important implications about how parents balance attention between their devices with their children during daily life Parent–child interactions during meal time in particular... More

Leadership in Healthcare: A Conversation with Former Governor Michael Dukakis

December 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The BU Advocacy Training Program presents December Advocacy Grand Rounds, Leadership in Healthcare: A Conversation with Former Governor Michael Dukakis. Governor Dukakis, Massachusetts' longest serving governor and former Democratic Presidential candidate, has lectured extensively on healthcare policy and reform. Come hear about the changing landscape of healthcare in the US. Where: BUSM Instructional Building, L-303 When: Thursday, Dec. More

Two BUSM Graduates Chosen for New England Journal of Medicine Editorial Fellowships

December 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUSM graduates MaryAnn Wilbur, MD, MPH (MED ’11, MPH ’11), and James Yeh, MD, MPH (MED ’10), have been chosen for prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editorial fellowships.  With more than 600,000 readers in 177 countries, NEJM is the most widely read and cited general medical journal in the world and has a... More

Training Medical Professionals to Teach

December 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

New online program now open for registration Many medical students dream of being able to teach one day, but the intensive rigors of their curriculum leave them little time to acquire the skills that would prepare them to do so. The same is often true for doctors and nurses who have developed areas of expertise and... More

BUSM Research Featured at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

December 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The latest research from the Laboratory of Molecular NeuroTherapeutics of Tsuneya Ikezu, MD, PhD, from the Departments of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Neurology, was featured as a “Hot Topic”  for press conference at the recent Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC. Ikezu’s latest work entitled “Microglia and exosome-mediated spread of pathogenic tau in Alzheimer’s... More