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Genetic Discovery May Help Determine Effectiveness of Huntington’s Disease Treatments

By Amy Gorel
March 6th, 2015 in Research.

Huntington’s Disease is a fatal, inherited neurological disease that usually manifests between 30 and 50 years of age. The disease is caused by a genetic defect that is passed from parent to child in the huntingtin gene. Having too many repeated elements in the gene sequence causes the disease and an increasing number of repeats... More

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Untangling the Connectome

By Amy Gorel
March 6th, 2015 in Research.

BUSM's Narayanan “Bobby” Kasthuri on how our wiring makes us human In the video above, Bobby Kasthuri explains how mapping the way neurons connect could help us understand what makes us who we are. Video by Joe Chan. Bobby Kasthuri needs a map. Not your everyday, get-me-to-Kenmore-Square kind of map. He’s got something else in mind. What... More

Promotion to Full Professor for Four MED Faculty

By Lisa Brown
March 6th, 2015 in Awards & Honors.

Expertise in cancer treatment, PTSD, antibiotic resistance, blood transfusion Their research runs the gamut from high-tech cancer-spotting to preventing domestic violence among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. And their expertise has earned them promotion to full professor on the faculty at BU’s School of Medicine. They are Gregory A. Grillone, Kalpana Gupta, Karen Quillen, and Casey... More

Medical Students Show Off Their Summer Research

By Amy Gorel
February 27th, 2015 in Student Activities.

After a few snow storms delays, BUSM's second year medical students finally got the chance on Monday, Feb. 23 to share the research they conducted over the summer through the Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP). During the summer of 2014, 22 students participated in the program. Organized through the Office of Enrichment and supported by longtime... More

BUSM’s SCOPE of Pain Receives National Award

By Lisa Brown
February 27th, 2015 in Awards & Honors.

White House Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli has awarded Boston University School of Medicine’s Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program a 2014 National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) award for Outstanding Prevention Effort. SCOPE of Pain was launched in 2013. It is a continuing medical/nursing education training on safe opioid... More

Zuckerman Named Recipient of 2015 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award

By Lisa Brown
February 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) has selected Boston University School of Medicine Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics Barry S. Zuckerman MD as the 2015 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award. Dr. Zuckerman will receive this award April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San... More

BUMC Art Days March 30-31

By Lisa Brown
February 24th, 2015 in Events.

Submissions due March 27 Exhibit Monday-Tuesday, March 30-31 BUSM Instructional Building, 14th floor Hiebert Lounge All students, faculty and staff at the Boston University Medical Campus are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 25th annual “Art Days”, founded by former BUSM Dean Aram Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at... More

Beating the Binge

By Lisa Brown
February 19th, 2015 in Research.

Alzheimer’s drug may reduce urge to eat compulsively Binge-eating disorder affects nearly 10 million American adults, by some estimates. It’s a vicious condition in which people repeatedly eat huge amounts of food—often high-calorie sweets and/or fatty snacks—in a couple of hours or less. Perhaps the worst part of the disorder is that each binge leads to... More

March 13 Grasberger Research Symposium Lecture and Visiting Professorship

By Lisa Brown
February 19th, 2015 in Events.

The Grasberger Research Symposium Lecture and Visiting Professorship is an annual research event that provides an opportunity for the surgical residents, faculty and staff to present original basic and clinical research. Now in its 24th year, the event will be held on Friday, March 13. This year’s visiting professor will be K. Craig Kent, MD, More

John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day May 20

By Lisa Brown
February 19th, 2015 in Events.

10th Annual John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, May 20 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Hiebert Lounge *Abstract and workshop submissions open Feb. 23* Attend Education Day to: Network with other creative educators in the BUMC community Showcase your innovations and ideas in classroom, clinical and lab teaching Cultivate your teaching skills BUMC faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff who are interested... More