Emergency BU Alert BU Medical Campus OPEN Jan. 28, 2015 Boston University Medical Campus will be open Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. BUSM classes will be held as scheduled. Staff should check with their managers regarding work schedules. Medical, PA and GMS students who are assigned to inpatient services or clinics are expected to be present, if possible. Students who are assigned to outpatient services should check with their course director or the policy at the clinical site. GMS classes are canceled. Staff should check with their manager regarding their work schedules. The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will follow normal school hours. All Patient Treatment Centers will be open for patient care and all classes will be held as scheduled. BU School of Public Health classes are canceled; SPH non-essential staff may telecommute. Employees who are part of the BUMC parking program should park in your assigned lot or garage. The Boston parking ban is still in effect. For updated information, please call the weather/emergency hotline at 617-638-6886 or visit the BU Emergency Communications website at http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm/

Exceptional Longevity

Dr. Thomas Perls founded the New England Centenarian Study at Harvard University in 1994. In 2002, he and his colleagues moved to Boston University to continue their work. There are now three on-going studies at BU: The Genetics of Longevity Study, The Genetics of Longevity Study: Offspring Study, and, The Genetics of Longevity Study: Neuropsychological Study.

“The New England Centenarian Study (NECS) is based on our conviction that centenarians are a select group of people who have a history of aging relatively slowly and who have either markedly delayed or entirely escaped diseases normally associated with aging such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke and heart disease.”

Dr. Lindsay Farrer directs the genetic research associated with the NES which is based in the Genetics Program in the Department of Medicine at BUMS. More information about the research can be found on the study webpage.

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