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Subfreezing Temperature Preparation Tips

By Amy Gorel
January 13th, 2015 in Announcements.

All faculty, staff and students are reminded and encouraged to ensure that their offices, work places and Medical Student Residence rooms are properly closed up before departure each day as we get ready for another round of severe, sub-freezing weather. Extreme temperatures can quickly destroy a heating/cooling coil or fire sprinkler line in an area... More

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Nominate a Preclerkship Faculty Member for the Stanley L. Robbins Award

By Lisa Brown
January 12th, 2015 in Announcements.

The Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching is given each year at graduation to the outstanding educator at the BU School of Medicine (BUSM). The award was established in recognition of the excellence in teaching and devotion to students exemplified by Dr. Stanley L. Robbins, former Chair and Professor of Pathology at BUSM. More

BUSM Faculty: Order 2015 Regalia Online Now

By Lisa Brown
January 12th, 2015 in Announcements.

BUSM faculty are encouraged to order 2015 commencement regalia before Friday, Feb. 27 through the Faculty Portal. Commencement ceremonies are scheduled as: Graduate Medical Sciences (Master’s candidates): 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, Metcalf Hall in George Sherman Union School of Medicine (MD and GMS PhD candidates): 9 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Agganis Arena All-University Commencement: 1 p.m. Sunday, May... More

Night Shift May Boost Black Women’s Diabetes Risk

By Amy Gorel
January 12th, 2015 in In the Media.

WebMD, from HealthDay Slone Epidemiology Center Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study. Expert quote: "In view of the high prevalence of shift work among workers in the U.S.A. -- 35 percent among non-Hispanic blacks and 28 percent in non-Hispanic whites -- an increased diabetes risk among this group has important public health... More

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BUSM’s Emelia Benjamin to Receive AHA’s Paul Dudley White Award

By Lisa Brown
January 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, professor of Medicine at BUSM, professor of Epidemiology at BU School of Public Health, co-Principal Investigator of the Framingham Heart Study and attending cardiologist at Boston Medical Center, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Paul Dudley White Award. The award, named in honor... More

BUSM Welcomes New Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

By Lisa Brown
January 9th, 2015 in Announcements.

Scott Duncan, MD, MPH, MBA, has been appointed chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and chief of orthopaedic surgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC), effective Jan. 1, 2015. Duncan comes to BUSM/BMC from Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served as system chairman of... More

Many Insurers Don’t Cover Drugs For Weight Loss

By Amy Gorel
January 7th, 2015 in In the Media.

NPR "Shots Blog" Caroline Apovian, MD, medicine and pediatrics In December, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new obesity drug, Saxenda, the fourth prescription medicine the agency has given the green light to fight obesity since 2012. But even though two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese, there's a good chance their insurer won't cover Saxenda or... More

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Jan. 22 Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., ” The Enduring Legacy and Lessons of MLK: From Birmingham to Ferguson”

By Lisa Brown
January 6th, 2015 in Events.

All members of the BU Medical Campus are invited to a special presentation commemorating the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Kermit A. Crawford, PhD is a forensic psychologist and associate professor of Psychiatry at BU School of Medicine. He is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marathon Bombing Victims/Survivors Resiliency Center and the Director... More

The 15 Numbers Every Investor Needs to Know

By Amy Gorel
January 5th, 2015 in In the Media.

Wall Street Journal Thomas Perls, MD, geriatrics In a world full of numbers, it is easy to lose sight of which ones are most important to your personal finances. Just as a doctor checks your vital signs, certain figures are key indicators of your current and future financial well-being. Here are 15 numbers that everyone should know:   Expert: How long you... More

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Cardio May Help Boost Memory in Older Adults

By Amy Gorel
January 5th, 2015 in In the Media.

Boston Magazine Scott Hayes, PhD, psychiatry Some people go for a run or hop on the elliptical in order to “clear their head.” Now, a new study by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers found that these activities may actually “fill your head” instead. That’s because cardio and memory were found to be related when it... More

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