Campus-wide Resource for Postdocs Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs Celebrates First Year

September 29th, 2016 in Featured.

The Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs Office (PDPA) recently celebrated its first full year of operations. During the 2016 fiscal year the office advised 116 postdoctoral fellows, responded to postdoctoral skill needs by offering ten in-person and three online professional development opportunities attended by 175 BU postdocs and 71 BU graduate students, awarded seven travel... More

Medical Campus Flu Vaccination Clinics for Employees

September 28th, 2016 in Featured.

The Occupational Health Center will be offering influenza (flu) vaccine at no cost to BU employees. Employees are encouraged to get the vaccine during one of the scheduled clinics to not only protect yourself, but also your colleagues and your family. For information regarding the 2016-2017 flu vaccine please refer to the Occupational Health Center's... More

Oct. 12 Women’s Guild Event Features Office of Ombuds

September 27th, 2016 in Featured.

Join the BU Women’s Guild at their first event of the 2016-17 academic year on the Medical Campus.  Learn about the BU Women’s Guild and Office of the Ombuds, an independent, impartial, informal problem-solving resource for faculty, staff and students.  The Office is a safe place for off-the-record conversation on just about any kind of... More

BU-CTSI Offering Free Research Consults

September 21st, 2016 in Featured, Research.

The Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI) offers consultations through the Clinical Research Informatics and Technology Consultation (CRITC) Service for BU/BMC researchers. The CRITIC consultations help researchers identify, develop and implement the effective and efficient use of information technology and informatics in their clinical studies. Free 1-hour One-on-One Consultations Are Available Contact Christopher Shanahan, MD, MPH, More

Former DOD Official Heads New BU Health Innovation Institute

September 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Jonathan Woodson, brigadier general, was MED associate dean Jonathan Woodson, a vascular surgeon and former assistant secretary for health affairs for the US Department of Defense, will lead the new University-wide Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy, based in the Questrom School of Business. Woodson, who served with the DOD from 2010 to 2016, joins... More

More TV Ad Exposure Linked to Higher Levels of Youth Drinking

September 9th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

The more brand-specific alcohol advertising that young drinkers are exposed to, the higher their consumption of those brands, according to a new study led by researchers from the School of Public Health and School of Medicine. The study, in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, found an association between past-year exposure to advertising, measured... More

Inaugural PA Program Class Graduates 23

August 26th, 2016 in Featured.

The inaugural class of the Physician Assistant Program graduated on Friday, Aug. 26. Twenty-three students, selected from 1,000 program applicants, were conferred the Master of Science degree by Associate Provost for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences Linda Hyman, PhD. Their journey began 28 months ago with a year-long intensive didactic phase that included a full... More

Stephen Brady Named Assistant Dean of GMS

August 25th, 2016 in Featured.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences Stephen Brady, PhD, has been named an Assistant Dean for GMS, effective Aug. 1. During Brady’s 25 years of service to Boston University he has held a number of senior clinical and administrative leadership roles on the Medical and Charles River Campuses. In 2004 he assumed a... More

Teens Experience the “Cool” Side of Science in Summer Visits

August 16th, 2016 in Featured.

It may seem surprising to hear teenagers refer to science as “cool,” “exciting,” or “intense,” but those are the adjectives high school interns used to describe their experiences at Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) labs this summer. The Medical Campus is partnering with the Museum of Science on initiatives aimed at attracting more students to science, More

Zika Strikes Miami

August 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

SPH researcher: Florida outbreak “was only a matter of time” On July 29, the Florida Department of Public Health reported the first localized cases of Zika virus in the United States, in Miami, Florida. Because the virus has been linked to microcephaly—babies born with small heads and neurological deficits—and to other syndromes like Guillain-Barré (a disorder... More