Poverty Expert Sheldon Danziger to Give 2015 Bicknell Lecture

October 20th, 2015 in Featured.

Economic inequality, not government programs, cause of stagnant poverty rate A generation ago, in a now-famous speech to Congress, President Ronald Reagan pronounced antipoverty programs an abject failure. “The government fought a War on Poverty, and poverty won,” he said. Critics of the War on Poverty (legislation first proposed by Lyndon Johnson in his 1964 State of the... More

BU Awarded $23.4 Million NIH Grant

October 7th, 2015 in Featured, Research.

For turning discoveries into treatments, diagnostics, improved health BU’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has been awarded a $23.4 million, four-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewal grant to train and support scientists across both campuses in conducting cutting-edge clinical research and turning their discoveries into treatments, diagnostics, and improved public health. CTSI is part of... More

BUMC Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Clinics Oct. 13, 15

October 6th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured.

The Occupational Health Center will be offering influenza vaccine at no cost to BUMC employees. We encourage you 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 2015-2016 flu vaccine please refer to the Occupational Health Center's website... More

GSDM Students and Faculty Volunteer at Local Book Fair

October 5th, 2015 in Featured.

Five members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community—three 4-year DMD students, one two-year Advanced Standing DMD student, and a faculty member—volunteered at the 29th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair on July 25 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on Tremont Street. The Book Fair, which offered... More

The Power of Scholarships

October 2nd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Gratitude, excitement and anticipation – these three words describe the 2015 BUSM Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 24. In a candle-lit room at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, 18 medical students gathered together to meet – for the first time – their scholarship donors. “Today is really important,” said Nick Smith, BUSM Class of 2016. “Getting to... More

Transgender at BU

September 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Students find a welcome, but want a few changes Jamie Weinand (MED’17) (left) and Michelle Samuels (GRS’16) talked to BU Today about their experiences at BU. Discussion of transgender issues has been front and center on many campuses this year. Photos by Cydney Scott Ray arrived on the BU campus two years ago as a freshman from... More

New GSDM Students Gather for 2015 Professional Ceremony

September 15th, 2015 in Featured, Uncategorized.

Four-year DMD 19 and two-year AS DMD 17 students from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) marked the end of their first week of orientation on Friday, July 31, at one of the most significant events in the educational careers of our dental students, the annual Professional Ceremony. The students marched into... More

Mental Health Clinic for Students Opens on Medical Campus

September 10th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured.

Twice-a-week Behavioral Medicine services A new Medical Campus mental health clinic, housed at the Soloman Carter Fuller Building, opened earlier this month and will be staffed on Mondays and Wednesdays by SHS Behavioral Health clinicians. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi Some years ago, a School of Public Health survey reported that half of Medical Campus students had... More

Peregrine Falcons Find a Home at the Medical Campus

August 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

High above Talbot Green a pair of watchful eyes scopes the concrete canyon below looking for its next prey. This isn’t a scene from Mission Impossible. It’s more like a National Geographic documentary. Perched on a window ledge atop the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Building, two peregrine falcons have decided to make the BU Medical... More

Grant Preparation Workshops Begin Sept. 17

August 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Medical Campus Investigators, graduate students and faculty members are invited to a grant preparation workshop on Thursday, Sept. 17 to learn more about the process of submitting individual research grants (R01) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This workshop,  which will be held on the BU Medical Campus, will include presentation by Sarah... More