Lynne Stevens Memorial Addresses Human Trafficking and Health Care

June 2nd, 2016 in Featured.

On May 24 the Department of Family Medicine hosted the Seventh Annual Lynne Stevens Memorial Lecture, delivered by Elaine Alpert, MD, MPH, a scholar in family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking at the University of British Columbia (UBC) who consults internationally on education, policy, public health and prevention. During the lecture Alpert described the scope, More

NEIDL Ventilation Monitoring Was Temporarily Halted

June 1st, 2016 in Featured, Research.

March malfunction posed no public health threat   A malfunctioning network switch at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) resulted in a shutdown of parts of the lab’s ventilation monitoring system for eight hours on March 21. The malfunction impeded the flow of air out of the Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) and Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) labs. More

11th Annual McCahan Day Inspires, Innovates BUMC Educators

May 26th, 2016 in Featured.

On Thursday, May 25, more than 100 faculty, staff, residents and students attended the 11th Annual John McCahan Medical Education Day on the BU Medical Campus, an interactive event that aims to showcase the wide variety of educational innovations and research activities taking place on campus. Named after John McCahan, MD, former associate dean for Academic... More

May 30 Memorial Day Parking and Transportation Services

May 25th, 2016 in Featured.

Parking and Transportation Services for Memorial Day observed on Monday, May 30 Shuttle Services NO SHUTTLE SERVICES including the HealthNet service and Boston University Shuttle (BUS). Parking All parking facilities will be open. 610 Albany Street garage monthly parkers may park in the 710 Albany Street or Doctors Office Building (DOB) garages. All valid 610 Albany Street garage access will be... More

BioScience Academy Receives Additional Funding

May 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Boston University’s BioScience Academy has received nearly $100K to train unemployed and/or underemployed Massachusetts residents with additional skills for jobs in life sciences. This award is part of more than $2 million in grants from the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) that supports regional partnerships between businesses, educational institutions, community-based organizations and workforce development groups. The... More

Capitalizing on a Teachable Moment Motivates Parents of Kids with Asthma to Quit Smoking

May 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

First Study to Prospectively Test the Effectiveness of a Teachable Moment Parents who smoke are more likely to quit smoking after receiving motivational smoking cessation counseling following a “teachable moment” (TM) such as witnessing their child experience an asthma attack. The study, which appears in the journal Addiction, also found that in-home counseling visits, including feedback on... More

Barriers to Integrated Pediatric Dental Care Common at Federal Health Centers

May 4th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Time constraints, professional boundaries, and a lack of training and shared electronic medical records are among the key reasons why oral health often is not integrated into pediatric primary care at federally qualified health centers, according to a new study led by a School of Public Health researcher. The study, published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, More

Air Pollution Not Tied to Weight Gain in Adult Women

April 25th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

In an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Laura White, associate professor of biostatistics, and colleagues from the Slone Epidemiology Center at BU probed the association between ambient air pollution exposure and weight gain over 16 years among a large group of African American women in the long-running Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS). More

Trustee Gives $10 Million to Redirect Fight against Prostate Cancer

April 21st, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Shipley Foundation gift will fund research in personalized medicine Each year, more than 100,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States undergo a prostatectomy, a surgical procedure that leaves most of them unable to function sexually and many of them incontinent. The majority would live just as long with no treatment at all. It’s “Dark... More

Earth Day Festival and Puppies on Talbot Green

April 14th, 2016 in Featured.

Talbot Green was the place to be on Thursday, April 14! The North Shore Animal League of America's puppy van, along with Boston Medical Center's Healing Paws therapy dogs helped spread some puppy cheer to faculty, students and staff on the Medical Campus. BUMC's Earth Day Festival also set the scene for a fun and interactive day... More