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Spring 2019 Newsletter

May 8th, 2019

This edition includes Upcoming Events Announcements Spotlight: EPIC Leads Admin Spotlight Intern Match Results Award Recipients and Recognition Appointments & Promotions Research Corner DOM Happenings View Newsletter

Framingham Heart Study Awarded $38M NHLBI Contract Renewal

April 24th, 2019

The Framingham Heart Study (FHS), the nation’s longest running cohort study with longitudinal analysis of cardiovascular disease, has received a contract renewal for an additional six years and $38 million dollars from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The contract period will support examining the elderly groups of the... More

Dr. Lindsay Farrer featured on NBC 10 Boston

March 29th, 2019

"DNA Kits Yield Different Results From Two Genetics Companies" Dr. Lindsay Farrer, Chief of Biomedical Genetics section, helps clarify the accuracy of DNA ancestry kits like 23 and Me and Users of these genetic testing services have questioned their accuracy after receiving different test results from different companies. Dr. Farrer notes that... More

NEJM Editorial by Dr. George O’Connor featured in New York Times

February 4th, 2019

Featured in the New York Times article "E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says", the New England Journal of Medicine editorial by BU pulmonologist  Dr. George O'Connor and Dr. Belinda Borrelli, a behavioral health expert, "noted that 80 percent of the study participants who had quit by using e-cigarettes... More

Dr. Emelia Benjamin featured on HealthDay

February 4th, 2019

Dr. Emelia Benjamin, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity for the Department of Medicine, recently led the committee that published a report titled Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2019 Update, the findings from which were highlighted in a Jan 31st article on While the report found that nearly... More

Dr. Angela Jackson Receives 2018 Jerome Klein Award

January 17th, 2019

Angela Jackson, MD, associate dean of student affairs, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. Dr. Jackson, an associate professor of medicine, also serves as a general internal medicine physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Jackson is recognized for the Jerome Klein award... More