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

View BUSM Commencement Pics on Facebook

May 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Saturday, May 17, members of the BUSM Class of 2014 gathered to celebrate their graduation from medical school. Congratulations, Grads! View the pics on Facebook Graduates Welcomed to Medical and Scientific Community The 167th Boston University School of Medicine commencement opened with an academic procession of 300 members of the faculty lining up on either side... More

Register for the John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day

May 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University's Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dental Medicine and the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences are proudly sponsoring the John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day on Thursday, May 22, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the BUSM Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor. “Education Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with innovative educators from across... More

Free Fitness Center-based Exercise Referral Program Among Women with Chronic Disease Risk Factors Not Well Utilized

May 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Eliminating financial barriers to a fitness center as well as providing physician support, a pleasant environment and trained fitness staff did not result in widespread membership activation or consistent attendance among low income, multi-ethnic women with chronic disease risk factors or diagnoses according to a new study from Boston University School of Medicine. The findings, More

Cancer’s Potential On-Off Switch

May 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A team of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have proposed that an “on and off” epigenetic switch could be a common mechanism behind the development of different types of cancer. Epigenetics is the phenomena whereby genetically identical cells express their genes differently, resulting in different physical traits.Researchers from the Boston University Cancer Center... More

Now Available, Aceso: Journal of the BU School of Medicine Historical Society

May 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The BUSM Historical Society is proud to announce publication of Volume II of Aceso: Journal of the Boston University School of Medicine Historical Society. The BUSM Historical Society mission is to expose students and the BUSM community to the rich history of the School, Boston Medical Center, medicine in Boston, and the medical profession in general. More

May 13 Fifth Annual Lynne Stevens Memorial Lecture

May 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

"Trauma Informed Services: Implications for Healthcare Providers and Systems" Carole Warshaw, MD Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health Executive Director, Domestic Violence Mental Health Policy Initiative Tuesday, May 13 Noon-1 p.m. BUSM Instructional Building, L-110 This annual memorial lecture is in honor of Lynne Stevens, LICSW, BCD (1946-2009), the director of the Responding to Violence Against Women Program... More

Study Shows that Impulsivity is Risk Factor for Food Addiction

May 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Have you ever said to yourself that you would only have a handful of potato chips from the bag then, minutes later, realized you ate the whole thing? A recent study shows that this type of impulsive behavior might not be easily controlled – and could be a risk factor in the development of food... More

A Day to Give

April 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

24-hour fundraising drive for BU Annual Fund on April 30 The Boston University community includes 300,000 alumni and 29,000 parents around the globe, along with 30,000 students and 9,000 faculty and staff members. On Wednesday, April 30, the University will ask that far-flung group to come together for 24 hours—on campus and online—for the first-ever Giving... More