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Students Take Advantage Of Snow Day

By Amy Gorel
February 10th, 2015 in Student Activities.

With the BU Medical Campus closed for the second day this week due to snow and the MBTA shut down, BUSM students took a break from studying to enjoy the snow piling up and play some football.

New Research in Boston Could Change Fight Against Alzheimer’s

By Amy Gorel
February 10th, 2015 in In the Media.

WCVB-5 Robert Stern, PhD, neurology, neurosurgery No new drugs for treatment have been approved by the FDA since 2003, but that could change with research that is underway in Boston. The Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center and Boston Medical Center are taking part in several trials and studies, including one that brings significant hope. The Noble Study will... More

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IUDs Can Be Practical for Teenagers, but Pediatricians May Lack Training in their Use

By Amy Gorel
February 10th, 2015 in In the Media.

Washington Post Mandy Coles, MD, MPH, pediatrics When Wendy Swanson started out as a pediatrician eight years ago, it never crossed her mind to bring up the option of intrauterine devices — an insertable form of long-acting contraception — when she had her regular birth-control discussions with teenage patients who were sexually active. Expert quote: But it’s hard to... More

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Pass the Salt?

By Amy Gorel
February 10th, 2015 in In the Media.

BU Today Richard Wainford, PhD, pharmacology Let’s face it: salt is delicious. Sprinkle it on tomatoes and they pop with flavor; shake it over popcorn and it’s movie time. Even Nelson Mandela noted its worth in his inaugural address: “Let there be work, bread, water, and salt for all,” he said. Expert quote: “Something has got to be working... More

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Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds

By Amy Gorel
February 9th, 2015 in In the Media.

U.S. News & World Report Caroline Apovian, MD, medicine and pediatrics Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to a new study from Belgium. Expert quote: Dr. Caroline Apovian, a professor of medicine and... More

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Brigham and Women’s Chief Named NFL Medical Adviser

By Amy Gorel
February 9th, 2015 in In the Media.

Boston Globe Robert Cantu, MD, neurosurgery The National Football League, moving to quell criticism that it has long neglected the safety of players, on Monday named the president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as its first chief health and medical adviser. Expert quote: “She is a very respected clinician but also a very respected administrator. You don’t... More

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Making TB the Next Polio

By Amy Gorel
February 9th, 2015 in In the Media.

BU Today Jerrold Ellner, MD, infectious diseases When Jerrold Ellner started working in infectious disease, schistosomiasis was a greater concern to international health professionals than tuberculosis. Fast forward a few decades and TB is now among the greatest public health threats worldwide. Expert quote: If Ellner’s team is successful, TB could be the world’s next polio. “We could eliminate... More

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Michael Klein Receives Award for Physician Excellence

By Amy Gorel
February 6th, 2015 in Faculty Affairs.

Michael Klein, MD, a clinical professor of medicine at BUSM and an attending cardiologist and Director of the BMC Electrocardiology Laboratory, is the recipient of the 2015 Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. The award, established in 2010 to commemorate Jerome Klein's 50 years of service to BMC/BUSM, is presented annually to a physician who... More

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The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Honored Dr. Thea L. James

By Amy Gorel
February 6th, 2015 in In the Media.

The Bay State Banner Thea James, MD, emergency medicine The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce recently honored Dr. Thea L. James at its annual Pinnacle Awards celebration held last week. James is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, and president of the Boston Medical and Dental Staff. She is... More

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BUSM Faculty Intending to Submit Shared Instrumentation Grants in 2015

By Lisa Brown
February 6th, 2015 in Announcements.

 SIG Pre-submission Process The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-sponsored investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass... More