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New Campus Faculty Development Appointments Announced

July 30th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured.

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at BUSM and BUSPH, and a clinical cardiologist at BMC, has been appointed BUMC Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Robina M. Bhasin, EdM, also has been appointed BUMC Director of Faculty Development. Benjamin is deeply engaged in the professional development of health care... More

Linda Hyman to Serve One-Year Term as Director of NSF Division of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences

July 28th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured, Research.

Beginning  September 14, Linda Hyman, PhD, Associate Provost for Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS), will be ‘on loan’ to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as Director of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. The Division comprises the areas of molecular biophysics, cellular dynamics and functions, genetic mechanisms and systems, and synthetic biology. Her... More

Boston University’s PA students mark milestone

July 27th, 2015 in Featured.

Filled with hope and motivation to help others, 33 new students entering the Physician’s Assistant (PA) Class of 2017 donned their white coats for the first time today as part of the program’s second annual “White Coat Ceremony.” Surrounded by family and friends, the students – who hailed from all parts of the country – were... More

10th Annual McCahan Day Draws 100+

July 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

More than 100 faculty, staff, residents and students attended John McCahan Medical Education Day at the BU Medical Campus. Hosted by the Department of Medical Sciences and Education, it was held on May 20.  This was the 10th anniversary of the annual event that showcases academic innovation and teaching ideologies. The theme of the day... More

Young Investigators Gather for Inaugural Genetic Epidemiology and Functional Genomics Workshop

July 9th, 2015 in Featured, Research.

Thirty-five young investigators gathered on the BU Medical Campus for the inaugural Genetic Epidemiology and Functional Genomics Workshop held in July. The meeting was hosted by the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), the Center for Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research and Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at BU School of Medicine (BUSM). Hailing from nine states... More

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health Recognizes BUSM for Building Capacity in Hospital Nutrition

June 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Carine Lenders, MD, MS, ScD, Associate Professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Physician Nutrition Specialist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Elizabeth Henry, DrPH, MHS, who will graduate from BU’s School of Public Health (BUSPH) in September, have received the People’s Health Medal from the Social Republic of Vietnam’s Ministry... More

Dan Berlowitz Honored as VA Researcher

June 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Dan R. Berlowitz, MD, MPH, has been selected as the recipient of the VA's 2015 Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research,the highest honor for a VA health services researcher. It represents exceptional achievement in improving the health and quality of care of Veterans, inspiring and training the next generation of health... More

Could an Ebola Treatment Already Exist?

June 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Research led by a NEIDL scientist finds hope in Zoloft, Vascor What if Zoloft and Vascor—safe prescription drugs that you can pick up at your CVS for depression and heart trouble, respectively—could treat Ebola? A government study led by a researcher at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) suggests that this may be the case. If confirmed effective... More

Translational Research Highlighted During Annual GSDM Research Retreat

May 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Translational research was the theme of the 2015 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Research Retreat which took place on April 13th, 2015, in the Hiebert Lounge. Translational research applies findings from basic science to enhance human health. Along with team science, a translational science approach to research is increasingly important... More

Medical Campus Celebrates Promotions

May 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized.

MED, SPH profs move up the ranks The Medical Campus recently promoted 11 professors whose research interests range from promoting the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to preventing child abuse. Photo by Alex S. MacLean Doctors can prescribe the treatment, but it’s up to their patients to follow their advice. A. Rani Elwy, a recently promoted School... More