BUSM and BMC Welcome Two New Surgeons

July 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Surgeons Teviah Sachs, MD, MPH, and Jeffrey J. Siracuse, MD, are joining Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Sachs, who is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, was named assistant professor of surgery at BUSM and an attending surgeon in the section of surgical oncology at BMC. After receiving his... More

Faculty Couple Donate Collection of Rare and Historical Books to Medical Library

July 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

At a ceremony to honor John Noble, MD, BUSM professor of general internal medicine and  Ewa Kuligowska-Noble, MD, BUSM professor of radiology, they stand in front of the bookcase that houses the collection of rare books assembled by Noble and donated by the couple to the BUSM Alumni Library. “We are here today to celebrate two... More

BU Researchers Relate Arrests with HIV Risk Environment

July 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Practices used in policing injection drug users in Russia might contribute to HIV transmission and overdose mortality. A study, conducted by researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, in collaboration with St. Petersburg Pavlov State University, sought to discover the effect police arrests had on the health outcomes of a cohort of HIV-positive... More

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