BUSM Researchers Investigating Ways to Improve Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

June 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A better understanding of how the transcription factor Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARgamma) works is critical to find new ways to improve medications to treat type 2 diabetes. Drugs that activate PPARgamma, called thiazolidinediones (TZDs), have long been regarded as a treatment for type 2 diabetes based on their anti-inflammatory and potent insulin-sensitizing activity. When... More

BUSM Faculty Honors, 2013-14

June 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Throughout the 2013-14 academic year, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) faculty were honored for their research, clinical expertise, contributions to their profession and community service. Scientific scholarship conducted by BUSM  researchers was cited around the world and garnered national and international media attention. More than 100 faculty members as well as the Department of... More

BUSM Faculty Creates 4 Point Scoring Tool to Predict Bleeding

June 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Many patients require medication to thin blood, and some of these patients also have liver disease. Often warfarin is prescribed for this condition. This presents a challenge for physicians and patients, as the risk of bleeding in patients with liver disease taking warfarin is unknown and has not been studied. BUSM Associate Professor of Medicine Adam... More

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