BUSM Graduates: Influencing Lives Every Day

By Lisa Brown
May 16th, 2015 in Featured, Homepage News, Student Activities, Uncategorized.

“There will be few days in your lives as exciting and momentous as this one,” shared Howard Bauchner, MD, MED '79 and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), who delivered the commencement address at the 168th Boston University School of Medicine Commencement on Saturday, May 16. Friends and family screamed, cheered... More

A Special Day for GMS Graduates

By Lisa Brown
May 16th, 2015 in Homepage News, Student Activities, Uncategorized.

“If you want to make a difference, think boldly, out of the box and take a chance. If we learn from our mistakes, they aren’t mistakes, they are learning experiences. Over the past two years our job has been to prepare you for professional success. Until now your job has been to answer our questions... More

BUSM Students Awarded Fellowships by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

By Lisa Brown
May 14th, 2015 in Awards & Honors, Student Activities.

Two medical students from Boston University have been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to conduct full-time biomedical research in its Medical Research Fellows Program. Joseph Park and Jacqueline Estevez are two of the selected 68 top medical and veterinary students from 37 different schools in the United States to receive this honor. More

No Link Found Between PTSD and Cancer Risk

By Lisa Brown
May 13th, 2015 in Featured, Research.

In the largest study to date that examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a risk factor for cancer, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), have shown no evidence of an association. The study, which appears in the European Journal of Epidemiology, is consistent with other population-based studies that report stressful life events generally... More

Students Thank Families of Some of their Most Respected Teachers

By Amy Gorel
May 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

For some teachers, you could leave an apple on their desk at the end of the year to say thank you. For others, you might need to try a more intangible act of gratitude. Every year after completing their anatomy lab, students at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the Henry M. Goldman School of... More

BUSM Faculty and Staff Awards & Commencement Speaker Announced

By Lisa Brown
May 7th, 2015 in Awards & Honors, Faculty Affairs.

Honoring the outstanding service of faculty and staff members of Boston University School of Medicine is an important aspect of BUSM. Dean Karen Antman, MD announced the 2015 awards at the BUSM faculty meeting on Thursday, May 7. The faculty awards are being presented at the 2015 BUSM Commencement on Saturday, May 16, and... More

Long-term Exposure to Air Polution May Pose Risk to Brain Structure, Cognitive Functions

By Lisa Brown
April 29th, 2015 in Research.

Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study led by scientists from Boston University School of Medicine and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that long-term exposure can cause damage to brain structures and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older... More

Biomedical Researcher Neil Ganem Named Searle Scholar

By Lisa Brown
April 28th, 2015 in Awards & Honors.

Neil Ganem, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar. Ganem is one of 15 young scientists—and the first from Boston University—to receive the prestigious, three-year $300,000 award. Ganem received his PhD from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth... More

AOA Research Fellowship Awarded to BUSM Student

By Mary C Hopkins
April 27th, 2015 in Awards & Honors, Student Activities, Uncategorized.

Angela Nolin, a first-year medical student, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. The $5000 award supports clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership, or professionalism research.  One of 56 medical students nationwide to receive the fellowship, Ms. Nolin’s project is on... More

Cracking the NIH Code

By Amy Gorel
April 24th, 2015 in Research.

Amid science funding's grim realities, one group is making it work Andrew Wilson read the e-mail. He took a few deep breaths. He read it again. It was a couple of days earlier than expected, but there it was, sitting in his inbox. Four months earlier, Wilson, a School of Medicine assistant professor of medicine, had... More