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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

BMC Construction Update

October 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The Medical Campus will start to see a lot of changes beginning this month as BMC’s clinical campus redesign project picks up speed. Continued soil excavation may be malodorous; however proactive measures are being implemented to minimize the smell. It is not harmful. There will be additional changes to pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns. Please... More

GSDM Volunteers Provide Oral Health Education and Care to Homeless Preschoolers

September 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Global & Population Health office made three visits to Health Horizons for Homeless Children preschool program in Dorchester in May and July 2014. On May 20 and 21, Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri and Keenan Sandouk, Spring 2014 intern from Sargent College, More