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Researchers Receive NIH Funding for Genetic Research in Alzheimer’s Disease

July 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) received major funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) as part of a national effort to identify rare genetic variants that may protect against and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease risk. The four-year, $3 million grant, “Identifying Risk and Protective Variants for AD Exploring their Significance and Biology” is led... More

Treat Patients with Addiction During and After Hospitalization

July 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The results of a new study demonstrate that starting hospitalized patients who have an opioid (heroin) addiction on buprenorphine treatment in the hospital and seamlessly connecting them with an outpatient office based treatment program can greatly reduce whether they relapse after they are discharged. The study shows the important role that providers play in offering these... More

What Women Veterans Want When Dealing with Intimate Partner Violence

July 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant health issue faced by women veterans, but little has been known up until now about their preferences for IPV-related care. A new study has found that most of these women support routine screening for IPV and want options, follow-up support, transparent documentation and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and... More

BUSM’s Robert Stern Testifies Before Senate Committee on Aging

June 27th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Robert Stern, PhD, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and anatomy & neurobiology at BU School of Medicine as well as co-founder of BU’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, testified before the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging at the June 25 hearing, “State of Play: Brain Injuries and Diseases of Aging.” Stern, who is also... More

BUSM Faculty Urged to Participate in AAMC Faculty Engagement Survey

June 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BU School of Medicine is participating in the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Faculty Forward Engagement Survey to benchmark our faculty members’ engagement levels with peer institutions, and to provide data for us to enhance our efforts to attract, retain, support and advance our faculty. Who is eligible: All full time and part time faculty... More

BUSM Urologist Named President of American Urological Association

June 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Richard Babayan, MD, professor and chair of Urology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and chief of the department of urology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been elected president of the American Urological Association (AUA). He is the first Boston urologist to be elected national AUA president since 1988. This three-part role begins May 2015... More

Donald Hess, MD, Appointed Program Director of BUSM Surgery Residency Program

June 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Donald Hess, MD, FACS, was appointed the Program Director of the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Surgery Residency Program. Hess is currently an assistant professor of surgery at BUSM and the chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC). His clinical practice is devoted to minimally invasive... More

BUSM Researchers Investigating Ways to Improve Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

June 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A better understanding of how the transcription factor Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARgamma) works is critical to find new ways to improve medications to treat type 2 diabetes. Drugs that activate PPARgamma, called thiazolidinediones (TZDs), have long been regarded as a treatment for type 2 diabetes based on their anti-inflammatory and potent insulin-sensitizing activity. When... More

BUSM Faculty Honors, 2013-14

June 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Throughout the 2013-14 academic year, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) faculty were honored for their research, clinical expertise, contributions to their profession and community service. Scientific scholarship conducted by BUSM  researchers was cited around the world and garnered national and international media attention. More than 100 faculty members as well as the Department of... More

BUSM Faculty Creates 4 Point Scoring Tool to Predict Bleeding

June 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Many patients require medication to thin blood, and some of these patients also have liver disease. Often warfarin is prescribed for this condition. This presents a challenge for physicians and patients, as the risk of bleeding in patients with liver disease taking warfarin is unknown and has not been studied. BUSM Associate Professor of Medicine Adam... More