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

Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine, Feb. 10 Lecture with Louis Sullivan, MD

February 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Dr. Louis Sullivan, BUSM ’58,  will be discussing his newly published autobiography, Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine, on Monday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in the 670 Albany Street Auditorium, First Floor. A 1958 graduate of BUSM and former faculty member who currently is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Dr. Sullivan is the founding... More

Skin Cell Response to Environmental Stimuli Like Viruses May be Predictor of Type 1 Diabetes

February 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Type 1 diabetes is a genetically-driven autoimmune disease of pancreatic beta-cells, whose origins remain unknown. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) discovered that skin cells from patients with type 1 diabetes display abnormal activity triggered by immune response mechanisms to environmental stimuli like a viral infection. These findings... More

Medical Student Residence Certified LEED Gold

January 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The Medical Student Residence (MSR) has been officially certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Gold, the second building on the Medical Campus to achieve LEED certification.  The first was 670 Albany Street in January 2008. Throughout the University eight buildings have been certified and this is the fifth to achieve Gold. LEED, an... More

BU to Launch Joint MD/JD Program

January 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Students will complete both degrees in six years   BU’s new MD/JD program will appeal to students interested in health care administration, health care legislation, medical licensing, and intellectual property issues focused on medical research. Boston University will offer a joint Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Juris Doctor of Law (JD) degree program starting next fall, becoming only... More