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BUSM’s Thea James Receives 2014 Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award

November 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Thea James, MD, associate professor of Emergency Medicine at BU School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2014 Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award, which recognizes health care providers who demonstrate extraordinary compassion in caring for patients and families. One of the region's most prestigious honors, recipients are chosen based on how well they embody the... More

Creating a Vaccine Against Canine Gum Disease

November 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is one of the most prevalent medical conditions in adult dogs. It is so common, most dogs will start to show signs of damage to their teeth and gums by three years of age. If this disorder is left untreated, it can lead to pain, gum damage and even... More

Alzheimer’s Drug May Reduce the Urge to Binge Eat

November 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The neuroprotective drug memantine, used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease, may reduce the addictive and impulsive behavior associated with binge eating. Binge eating disorder is a prevalent illness in America, affecting more than 10 million people. It is characterized by periods of excessive uncontrolled consumption of food, followed by uncomfortable fullness and feelings of self-disgust. New evidence... More

BUSM in Fourth Place in White Coat Mustache Challenge

November 18th, 2014 in Student Activities.

Boston University School of Medicine is participating in the White Coat Mustache Challenge to raise awareness and money for men’s health. This year the challenge has 11 participating teams and currently, BUSM is in a close fourth place with $1,520 raised as of Nov. 20. “This year is really picking up. Last year, we raised a total... More

BUSM’s Ramachandran Recognized by AHA

November 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded its 2014 Population Research Prize to Vasan R. Ramachandran, MD, at Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago. Ramachandran is the Chief of the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology and Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Professor of Medicine at BUSM and Senior... More

BUSM’s Honeyman Blogs at NEJM

November 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

As if the fourth year of medical school is not busy enough, Brian Honeyman, (MED’15) chose to spend October interning at the editorial office of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). This four-week elective, offered by NEJM for medical students from Massachusetts medical schools, exposed Honeyman to the world of medical publishing and allowed him... More

Study Identifies Pre-symptomatic Markers for Hemorragic Viruses Like Ebola

November 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A new study has found it is possible to distinguish between different hemorrhagic fevers, including Marburg (Ebola cousin) and Lassa before the person becomes symptomatic. The study, which appears in the journal BMC Genomics, will allow for the development of better diagnostics, especially during the early stages of disease, when treatments have a greater chance of... More

BUSM Students Ride for BMC Pediatrics

November 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Gen Guyol and Janine Petito took a break from their busy schedules as second year medical students at BUSM to raise money for Boston Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics. On Sept. 20, they joined Team BMC in the sixth annual Rodman Ride for Kids, a fundraiser for children’s charities. Joining more than 50 other riders representing... More

“When Patients Heal You” BUMC Concert Nov. 21

November 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The BU Arts Outreach Initiative, BUSM Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity, and the BMC Neurology Department announce the third annual “When Patients Heal You” concert on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in Keefer Auditorium. A creative collaboration between neurology patients and BU/BUMC musicians, the concert features musical performances by patients of the BMC Neurology Department... More

BUSM First-Year Medical Students Receive Stethoscopes Compliments of Alumni

November 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The stethoscope is considered the symbol of medical professionals. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, each member of the BU School of Medicine’s MD Class of 2018  received one as a gift from a BUSM alum. “This is a special day for first-year medical students as they receive their medical equipment that will serve as their clinical tools... More