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Finding a Cure for ALS One Ice Cube at a Time

October 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Eager onlookers cheered and shouted as pre-doctoral class representatives doused Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter with two massive buckets filled with ice water. Drs. Guarente and Calabrese were soaked right alongside him—and it was all because of Dr. McManama. On August 22, 2014, Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Dr. John Guarente, and Assistant... More

Albany Street Safety Tips

October 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

As a result of the ongoing BMC construction project there are significant changes to vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns on Albany Street and Massachusetts Avenue. More

NIH Funding Information

October 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

NIH Appropriations for FY 2015 [Under the Current Continuing Resolution (CR)]: Following previous practice under continuing resolutions (CR), the NIH on Oct. 1 announced it will issue non-competing research grants “at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90 percent of the previously committed level).” The notice states... More

Saitz Named Senior Editor of Journal of Addiction Medicine

October 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Dr. Richard Saitz, chairman of BUSPH’s Community Health Sciences Department, has been named the senior editor of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Saitz, a general internist and primary care physician who is also a professor of medicine at the BU School of Medicine, will assume... More

Oct. 16 Pike Lecture

October 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Abuse of Mentally Ill Patients at Bridgewater State Hospital: How the Media Can Help Medicine and the Law Protect Patients Michael Rezendes of the Boston Globe will review a year of investigative reporting on the state’s prison for the mentally ill and explain how his reporting led to revelations of major abuses and significant reforms. Michael Rezendes... More

Inaugural Physician Assistant Class Celebrates PA Week Oct. 6-12

October 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The inaugural class of BUSM’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program celebrated National Physician Assistant Week, Oct. 6-12. First-year PA students organized events to share information about and appreciation of PAs. The week's activities included the distribution of appreciation buttons, complementary treats and bookmarks with facts about the PA profession. In addition, the BU PA Program hosted a... More

Fighting Ebola: NEIDL Director Ron Corley on Fox Boston

October 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Ronald Corley, PhD, director of BU's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, discusses how the NEIDL hopes to study diseases, like Ebola, to stem their spread.

BUSM/VA Research Team to Study Effectiveness of LED Helmets for Treating TBI and PTSD in Returning Vets

October 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Yelena Bogdanova, PhD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at BUSM and a psychology researcher at the VA Boston Healthcare System, was recently awarded a 2-year, $200,000 grant from VA Rehabilitation Research & Development for her project titled “Noninvasive LED Treatment to Improve Cognition and Promote Recovery in Blast TBI.” Rehabilitation of blast traumatic brain injury (TBI)... More

Joining Forces: TBI/PTSD Conference to be Held Nov. 4

October 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

In 2011 the White House established the Joining Forces initiative to promote the education, research and clinical care for military members with TBI and PTSD.  The Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC)  was one of the original participants in the program. This year the Medical Campus will host the Third Annual Joining Forces Conference on Tuesday, More

Boston University Receives ‘BEST’ Grant By NIH To Promote BioMedical Careers Beyond Academic Research

October 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University (BU) is one of seven institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research trainees from across the University with enhanced training to help PhD students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for careers beyond conventional... More