BUSM Faculty Advocates for Increased Federal Funding for Basic Science Research

March 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Every year the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biologists (FASEB) brings scientists to Washington DC as part of Capitol Hill Day. Scientists from across the country meet with Congressional staff to discuss the importance of federal research funding. On March 5, 2014 scientists from 21 states met with their representatives. FASEB’s specific recommendations for... More

Faculty, Staff and Students Invited to Milunsky Professorship Lectures 3/11-3/27

March 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUSM has established a new endowed professorship, the Aubrey Milunsky Professor of Human Genetics. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the following lectures related to this opportunity. March 11, 11 a.m.-noon, L-110 “Adam and Eve seek NextGen sequencing and functional variant analysis” Harry Ostrer, MD, Professor of Pathology, Genetics, and Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine March... More

BUMC Art Days March 31-April 1

March 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Submissions due Friday, March 28 Exhibit: Monday-Tuesday, March 31-April 1 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 24th annual "Art Days", founded by former BUSM Dean Aram Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative... More

Lessons on Protecting Patient Data

March 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Leaders at Boston University and Boston Medical Center have collaborated to produce a new guide to protect patient data. The full article, by Thomas J. Moore, MD; Quinn R. Shamblin, CISM, CISSP, PMP, GIAC GCFA; Sumit Sehgal, CISSP, CISA; Robert Sprinkle, MS; Stanley M. Hochberg, MD; and Ravin Davidoff,MBBCh; can be found at Data breaches... More

BUSM Researchers Find Virtual Computer-based World an Effective Learning Environment

February 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have demonstrated the potential of using a virtual computer environment for distance healthcare education for an international audience that often has limited access to conventional teaching and training. In this pilot project led by John Wiecha, MD, corresponding author of the study and associate professor of family medicine... More

Submit Grant Proposals for Fall BU Arts Initiative Project by March 18

February 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

To encourage the continued development of an intellectual community around the arts at BU and enhance the student-life experience, the BU Arts Initiative offers grants to faculty, students and staff for projects that directly engage students in the arts. A BU Arts Council committee will review all proposals. The deadline for Fall 2014 project proposals... More

Student Research Awards Highlighted at Poster Session

February 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

    Members of the Class of 2016 received recognition for their research at the Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) Poster Session on Feb. 5 in the Hiebert Lounge. The poster session featured studies conducted by medical students during the summer of 2013. The annual Serchuck Awards are named in honor of Jerry Serchuck a longtime donor... More

Learn All About Renting in Boston, Feb. 27

February 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUSM students: Do you have questions about renting an apartment? Join BUMC Housing Resources Manager Barbara Attianese and Steve Handler from Beacon Realty Properties as they provide an overview on how to rent an apartment and information on housing resources. All About Renting in Boston Thursday, Feb. 27 Noon-1:30 p.m., L-112 or 5:30-7 p.m., Keefer Auditorium Steve has worked in... More

Life and Times as a Physician According to Former U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary

February 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Louis Sullivan, MD, BUSM Class of 1958, knows what it means to “break ground,” the title of his recently published autobiography. His journey took many twists and turns beginning as an African-American growing up in segregated Georgia, coming north for medical school in predominantly white Boston, becoming chief of hematology on the Medical Campus, serving... More

Researchers Find Changes to Protein SirT1 Can Prevent Excess Metabolic Stress Associated with Obesity, Diabetes, Aging

February 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Studies have suggested that the protein SirT1 may be protective in metabolic diseases and the effects of aging, and diminished SirT1 activity has been reported in various disease models including diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Maintaining a normal level of this protein may be effective in preventing obesity- and age-related diseases. Metabolic stress caused by obesity, diabetes... More