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Boston University Receives ‘BEST’ Grant By NIH To Promote BioMedical Careers Beyond Academic Research

October 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University (BU) is one of seven institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research trainees from across the University with enhanced training to help PhD students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for careers beyond conventional... More

Researchers Find Promise in New Treatments for GBM

October 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Glioblastma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most lethal primary brain tumors, with median survival for these patients only slightly over one year. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with researchers from the City of Hope, are looking toward novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of GBM in the form of... More

MED’s Corley Appointed NEIDL Director

September 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Takes charge at critical moment in research into infectious diseases Ronald Corley, whose five years as associate director of BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) saw the lab overcome several legal and political challenges, has been appointed NEIDL director, effective October 1. Corley will continue as a School of Medicine professor and chair of microbiology, More

Christine Pace, MD, Selected One of Boston’s 2014 Outstanding Young Leaders

September 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

  The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce recently announced its list of Boston’s 2014 10 Outstanding Young Leaders and it includes Dr. Christine Pace, BUSM assistant professor of Medicine and primary care physician at BMC. The list acknowledges the contributions of young leaders who come from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors of Greater Boston. Pace, whose... More

Pharmacology Student to Receive Perdana Scholar Award from Malaysian Prime Minister

September 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

  Yvette Joon Ying Boon, a Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics doctoral student, has been selected to receive the Perdana Scholar Award by the Education Department of Malaysia for students studying in the United States. The goal of the program is to identify, document and promote Malaysian students who have excelled in areas including academics, leadership, sports, entrepreneurship, More

NIDA Awards BUSM’s Samet $5 Million Grant

September 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUSM researcher Dr. Jeffrey Samet and Dr. Carlos Del Rio from Emory University were recently awarded a five year, $5 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse for their project titled: Improving Physician Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in HIV-infected Persons. Prescription opioids are the second most commonly abused substances in the U.S. (after... More

Online Program for Medical Educators Allows Digital Display of Earned Competency

September 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

CME-Accredited Course Advances Teaching Skills of Health Care Professionals Medical educators have an opportunity to participate in a new, first-of-its kind online medical education badge program at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). The BUSM+ Medical Education Badge Program (BUSM+Program) allows access to online faculty development in medical education and allows course graduates to display and... More

Sept. 11 BUMC Sustainability Festival, Talbot Green

September 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Two BUSM Students Named 2014 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellows in Tropical Medicine

September 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) announced the 2014 recipients of the Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine. Through a highly competitive process, 22 Fellows from 18 medical schools were selected including two from Boston University School of Medicine Katrina Ciraldo and Daniel Silva. This Fellowship is the only medical student... More

BUSM Faculty and Framingham Heart Study Researchers Among Thompson Reuters’ World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

August 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

  BUSM faculty members and Framingham Heart Study Researchers are listed in Thompson Reuters’ The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014. Reuters’ list of “some of the best and brightest scientific minds of our time” is determined by analyzing data on which researchers have produced work that is most frequently acknowledged by peers. Reuters analyzed at... More