MED’s David Seldin Dies at 58

By Lisa Brown
June 29th, 2015 in Announcements, Faculty Affairs, Featured.

Beloved clinician and mentor, founded Amyloidosis Center David Seldin, Wesley and Charlotte Skinner Professor for Research in Amyloidosis, a School of Medicine professor of medicine and microbiology, and chief of the section of hematology-oncology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), died of prostate cancer Saturday at age 58. A beloved, caring teacher and clinician, he was a world-renowned... More

Scleroderma Treatment Breakthrough ID’d by BUSM Researchers

By Lisa Brown
June 24th, 2015 in Featured, Research.

A major treatment breakthrough for total body scarring of the skin that occurs in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), also known as scleroderma, may soon be available for the estimated 300,000 Americans who suffer with this condition. Currently, no treatment is available. Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers worked with 15 SSc patients who were... More

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health Recognizes BUSM for Building Capacity in Hospital Nutrition

By Amy Gorel
June 24th, 2015 in Awards & Honors.

Carine Lenders, MD, MS, ScD, Associate Professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Physician Nutrition Specialist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Elizabeth Henry, DrPH, MHS, who will graduate from BU’s School of Public Health (BUSPH) in September, have received the People’s Health Medal from the Social Republic of Vietnam’s Ministry... More

NIH Awards BUSM $1.6 million for Pneumonia Research

By Lisa Brown
June 19th, 2015 in Awards & Honors, Grant Awards, Research, Uncategorized.

Joseph Mizgerd, ScD, professor of medicine, microbiology and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and director of the University’s Pulmonary Center, recently was awarded $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The four-year grant will be used to fund his project to better... More

BUSM’s Kurosawa Joins NIH Study Section

By Lisa Brown
June 19th, 2015 in Awards & Honors, Research, Uncategorized.

Shinichiro Kurosawa, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology & laboratory medicine, has accepted an invitation from the Center for the Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a member of the Host Interactions with Bacterial Pathogens Study Section.  Study section responsibilities include ensuring the quality of the NIH’s peer review process by... More

June 13: March with BUMC Pride

By Lisa Brown
June 11th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured, Student Activities.

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs invites you to march with "PRIDE" and show your support for our LGBT students, faculty and staff in the 45th Annual Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 13. Showing your support to our LGBT friends and colleagues reaffirms our openness and strengthens the diverse fabric of our institution. The... More

Biggest Research Threat at Academic Medical Centers: Reduced Funding and Decrease in Clinical Revenue

By Amy Gorel
June 1st, 2015 in Research.

Reductions in federal support and clinical revenue not only jeopardize biomedical research at academic medical centers, but may ultimately impact clinical medicine according to an opinion piece in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Biomedical research is crucial to the US national agenda and academic medical centers--the provenance for much of this research - are at particular... More

Medical Campus Celebrates Promotions

By Lisa Brown
May 21st, 2015 in Awards & Honors, Faculty Affairs, Featured.

MED, SPH profs move up the ranks The Medical Campus recently promoted 11 professors whose research interests range from promoting the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to preventing child abuse. Photo by Alex S. MacLean Doctors can prescribe the treatment, but it’s up to their patients to follow their advice. A. Rani Elwy, a recently promoted School... More

Catching Lung Cancer Early

By Lisa Brown
May 19th, 2015 in Featured, Research.

New test may prevent invasive procedures and save lives “The ability to test for molecular changes allows us to catch or rule out the disease earlier, without invasive procedures,” says BU School of Medicine professor Avrum Spira, who co-developed a genetic early-warning test for lung cancer. Photo by Vernon Doucette Lung cancer is responsible for the most... More

BUSM Graduates: Influencing Lives Every Day

By Lisa Brown
May 16th, 2015 in Featured, Homepage News, Student Activities, Uncategorized.

“There will be few days in your lives as exciting and momentous as this one,” shared Howard Bauchner, MD, MED '79 and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), who delivered the commencement address at the 168th Boston University School of Medicine Commencement on Saturday, May 16. Friends and family screamed, cheered... More