BUSM Faculty Named Top Docs

November 25th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston Magazine has released its annual Top Docs issue. Sixty-two BUSM faculty and BMC physicians from 29 specialties are listed as “tops” in their respective fields, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, assistant professor of medicine and director of infection control at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) at Boston University is featured on the cover with... More

NEJM Editor Delivers Annual Kirshenbaum Lecture

November 25th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The lecture, named in honor and memory of prominent cardiologist Howard Kirshenbaum, offered a history of known Ebola outbreaks in central Africa and an overview of the current outbreak in West Africa. “The current West Africa Ebola outbreak has been more extensive than the cases in Central Africa for a number of reasons,” said Drazen, also... More

BUSM Hosts Meeting of First Regional Chapter of Association of Spanish Scientists in the USA

November 25th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The Association of Spanish Scientists in the USA (ECUSA) established its first regional chapter in Boston and celebrated the event, “From Spain to Boston:  A Road to Success,” at BUSM on Nov. 21.    ECUSA is a network of professionals related to science and innovation that helps its members to develop their careers and create bonds... More

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