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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

BUSM’s Sweetser Named Schweitzer Fellow

May 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Lauren Sweetser, a first year student at the BU School of Medicine, was named an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for the 2014-15 class. She will join approximately 220 other 2014-15 Schweitzer Fellows spending the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will... More

Addressing the Physician Shortage: Recommendations for Medical Education Reform

May 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Since it started more than 30 years ago, funding the graduate medical education (GME) system has not evolved even as there has been a revolution in GME. The United States contributes almost $10 billion a year from Medicare into funding the GME system. However this system fails to provide the workforce needed for the 21st... More