BUMC Faculty Promotions to Associate Professor Announced

May 15th, 2019 in Announcements, Featured.

Thirty-two faculty members have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. See the full list. More

Sandro Galea Aims to Change the Conversation around Health with New Book

May 3rd, 2019 in Featured.

SPH dean says more focus should be on preventing, not treating In his provocative new book, Well: What We Need to Talk about When We Talk about Health, Sandro Galea, dean of the BU School of Public Health and Robert A. Knox Professor, argues that as a society, we’ve been thinking about health the wrong way:... More

BU Receives Massachusetts Life Sciences Capital Grant

April 30th, 2019 in Featured, Research.

Funding will develop new brain imaging techniques to better understand diseases like CTE, Alzheimer’s There is currently no way to track the subtle brain changes caused by traumatic head injuries or degenerative neurological diseases—but that’s finally poised to change. A $4.9 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) has been awarded to the Center... More

Natasha Hochberg Awarded 2019 Global Programs/BU Foundation-India Seed Fund

April 26th, 2019 in Featured, Research.

Associate Professor of Medicine Natasha Hochberg, MD, MPH, has been awarded the Boston University Global Programs and Boston University Foundation-India Spring 2019 Seed Fund. Her research proposal “Scaling Up Nutritional Interventions to Stop Tuberculosis in India,” seeks to determine optimal implementation strategies for nutritional interventions as part of the effort to combat tuberculosis (TB) in... More

Julie Palmer Named Director of Slone Epidemiology Center

April 26th, 2019 in Announcements, Featured.

Many thanks to David W. Kaufman, who will step down effective June 30. More

New Method for Evaluating Cancer Risk of Chemicals is Quick, Precise, Inexpensive

April 9th, 2019 in Research.

Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health have developed and evaluated a fast, accurate and cost-effective approach to assessing the carcinogenicity of chemicals—that is, whether exposure to a chemical increases a person’s long-term cancer risk. As a result, they have generated one of the largest toxicogenomics datasets to date, and have made... More

GSDM Celebrates “Topping Off” of Addition, Renovation Construction Project

April 3rd, 2019 in Featured.

Wet weather couldn’t dampen spirits as the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine community gathered on Friday, March 29, 2019, to celebrate the “topping off” of the School’s Addition and Renovation Construction Project. Huddled under umbrellas and clad in rain ponchos, a crowd of about 100 watched as a crane hoisted a large steel beam—painted... More

POV: We Need a Health New Deal Now

April 2nd, 2019 in Featured.

Inequality and climate change are threats to our physical well-being In recent weeks, talk of a Green New Deal has entered the political debate, with the aim of overhauling the country’s transportation system, providing universal healthcare, creating a federal jobs guarantee, investing in infrastructure, and other goals reminiscent of the original New Deal. Today, the United States... More

Parking and Transportation Services for Patriot’s Day, April 15

April 2nd, 2019 in Announcements, Featured.

See the day's parking and transportation information. More

BUSM Student’s Bernese Mountain Dog Captivates, Comforts BMC Patients

April 1st, 2019 in Featured.

Otis’ charm proves irresistible to students as well When Cara Guenther started medical school, she yearned to spend more time visiting with patients. But the demanding curriculum often made that difficult. That changed after Ms. Guenther, a third year student at the School of Medicine, got a Bernese mountain dog named Otis. She’d always wanted a Bernese... More