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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

Study Shows Reducing Liver Protein SIRT1 Levels Plays a Role in Abnormal Metabolism Related to Fatty Liver and Obesity

January 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A new study led by  Mengwei Zang, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), demonstrates that the abnormal metabolism linked to obesity could be regulated in part by the interaction of two metabolic regulators, called the NAD-dependent deacetylase SIRT1 and fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21). Using... More

BUSM Researcher Awarded Grant for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education

January 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Tony Godfrey, PhD, associate professor of surgery and associate chair of research in the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), was recently awarded a two-year, $225,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education. Godfrey  and collaborators Lincoln Stein, MD, PhD, More

MED Researchers to Share $6 Million NIH Grant for CTE

January 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

NFL funds boost brain bank, international data sharing project Research by scientists at the BU School of Medicine has raised national awareness about the effects of repetitive head trauma on former football players whose brains were studied after their deaths. Now a $6 million cooperative grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—bolstered by major funding... More

High Volume of Severe Sepsis Patients May Result in Better Outcomes

January 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A recent study led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that “practice may make perfect” when it comes to caring for patients with severe sepsis. The study showed that patients admitted to academic medical centers that care for more patients with severe sepsis have significantly lower mortality rates than patients cared for at... More

BUSM Researcher Awarded Grant from Scleroderma Foundation

January 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Douglas V. Faller, MD, PhD, Grunebaum Professor for Cancer Research and professor of medicine, pediatrics, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology and laboratory medicine; vice-chairman, Division of Medicine; and director of the Cancer Center at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), recently was awarded the Marta Marx Award from the Scleroderma Foundation for receiving the top score of... More

BU to Offer Joint MD/JD Degree Beginning in Fall 2014

January 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

One of two universities in New England to offer distinctive program Boston University will begin offering a six-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Law (JD) degree through a joint program between two of its most prestigious professional schools—the Schools of Law and Medicine. With the implementation of this new dual degree in fall 2014, More