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

STaRS: Getting an Early Start on Life in the Lab

August 11th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Program welcomes undergrads from around country Marissa Baccas says she is a shy person, not a fan of public speaking, but get her talking about the School of Medicine STaRS program, and she has plenty to say. “When I first got to the lab, I felt out of place,” says Baccas, a rising senior majoring in chemistry... More

New Faculty/Staff MBTA Commuting Benefit

August 3rd, 2016 in Featured.

A MBTA pass subsidy benefit of 35-50 percent is now available to all regular faculty and staff who order a monthly MBTA pass through Boston University. Please view the rules and regulations View the list of monthly MBTA pass types and costs and to enroll in the program please visit the BU employee subsidized MBTA pass... More

BUMC Diversity Advisory Group Established

August 3rd, 2016 in Featured.

A Diversity Advisory Group has been established on the Medical Campus. The group, conceived by Rafael Ortega, MD, BUSM Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, includes members from the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Public Health as well as Boston Medical Center. The Group will serve as a bi-directional communication channel between the... More

SPH Welcomes New Global Health Chair

August 1st, 2016 in Featured.

Patricia Hibberd wants to leverage technology to save young lives When Patricia Hibberd looks at her smartphone, she sees a chance to save young lives. Hibberd, the new chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has been working in Malawi, India, and Pakistan to develop a low-cost thermal imaging system for smartphones that... More

New Pathway for Training Physicians May Lead to Greater Numbers in Academic Medicine

July 28th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Rhoda Alani, MD, explains how the Dermatology Residency Training Program at BUSM emphasizes support in the transition from trainee to junior faculty member through an extended commitment to the institution in which their training was received. More

Ikezu Honored by Alzhemier’s Association for “Most Impactful Study in the Last Two Years”

July 27th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

The professor of pharmacology & experimental therapeutics and neurology recently received the Alzheimer’s Association’s Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer’s Research. More

Researchers Identify Protein Role in Pathway Required for Ebola Replication

July 26th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

A newly identified requirement of a modified human protein in ebolavirus (EBOV) replication, may unlock the door for new approaches to treating Ebola. More

A Conversation: Race and Violence

July 15th, 2016 in Featured.

If you were unable to attend the Conversation: Race and Violence, watch the video.

July 13 A Conversation: Race and Violence

July 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

The BUSM Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs invites all members of the BUMC/BMC community to participate in an open and candid dialog about race and violence. The targeted police shootings in Dallas at a peaceful protest in response to videos showing two African-American men shot by police in Louisiana and Minnesota has sparked ongoing... More