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Training Medical Professionals to Teach

By Lisa Brown
December 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

New online program now open for registration Many medical students dream of being able to teach one day, but the intensive rigors of their curriculum leave them little time to acquire the skills that would prepare them to do so. The same is often true for doctors and nurses who have developed areas of expertise and... More

BUSM Research Featured at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

By Lisa Brown
December 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The latest research from the Laboratory of Molecular NeuroTherapeutics of Tsuneya Ikezu, MD, PhD, from the Departments of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Neurology, was featured as a “Hot Topic”  for press conference at the recent Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC. Ikezu’s latest work entitled “Microglia and exosome-mediated spread of pathogenic tau in Alzheimer’s... More

Meniscal Surgery Markedly Increases Risk for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Loss

By Lisa Brown
December 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Joint pain brings thousands of people to doctors’ offices each year. Surgery is often used as a form a treatment, aimed to fix the underlying cause in hopes to relieve the pain and problem. But what if surgery is instead, predisposing some people to developing osteoarthritis? Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) investigated the... More

BUSM Faculty Named Top Docs

By Lisa Brown
November 25th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston Magazine has released its annual Top Docs issue. Sixty-two BUSM faculty and BMC physicians from 29 specialties are listed as “tops” in their respective fields, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, assistant professor of medicine and director of infection control at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) at Boston University is featured on the cover with... More

NEJM Editor Delivers Annual Kirshenbaum Lecture

By Mary C Hopkins
November 25th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The lecture, named in honor and memory of prominent cardiologist Howard Kirshenbaum, offered a history of known Ebola outbreaks in central Africa and an overview of the current outbreak in West Africa. “The current West Africa Ebola outbreak has been more extensive than the cases in Central Africa for a number of reasons,” said Drazen, also... More

BUSM Hosts Meeting of First Regional Chapter of Association of Spanish Scientists in the USA

By Mary C Hopkins
November 25th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The Association of Spanish Scientists in the USA (ECUSA) established its first regional chapter in Boston and celebrated the event, “From Spain to Boston:  A Road to Success,” at BUSM on Nov. 21.    ECUSA is a network of professionals related to science and innovation that helps its members to develop their careers and create bonds... More

BUSM’s Thea James Receives 2014 Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award

By Lisa Brown
November 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Thea James, MD, associate professor of Emergency Medicine at BU School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2014 Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award, which recognizes health care providers who demonstrate extraordinary compassion in caring for patients and families. One of the region's most prestigious honors, recipients are chosen based on how well they embody the... More

Creating a Vaccine Against Canine Gum Disease

By Lisa Brown
November 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is one of the most prevalent medical conditions in adult dogs. It is so common, most dogs will start to show signs of damage to their teeth and gums by three years of age. If this disorder is left untreated, it can lead to pain, gum damage and even... More

Alzheimer’s Drug May Reduce the Urge to Binge Eat

By Amy Gorel
November 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The neuroprotective drug memantine, used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease, may reduce the addictive and impulsive behavior associated with binge eating. Binge eating disorder is a prevalent illness in America, affecting more than 10 million people. It is characterized by periods of excessive uncontrolled consumption of food, followed by uncomfortable fullness and feelings of self-disgust. New evidence... More

BUSM in Fourth Place in White Coat Mustache Challenge

By Amy Gorel
November 18th, 2014 in Student Activities.

Boston University School of Medicine is participating in the White Coat Mustache Challenge to raise awareness and money for men’s health. This year the challenge has 11 participating teams and currently, BUSM is in a close fourth place with $1,520 raised as of Nov. 20. “This year is really picking up. Last year, we raised a total... More