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Debating the Ethics of Experimental Drugs

March 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Bioethicist Arthur Caplan to deliver this year’s SPH Shine Lecture In March 2014, seven-year-old Josh Hardy lay critically ill in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., with a life-threatening adenovirus infection. His weakened immune system was unable to control the infection, a complication from a bone marrow stem cell transplant that the young cancer... More

BUMC Art Days March 30-31

March 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Submissions due March 27 Exhibit Monday-Tuesday, March 30-31 BUSM Instructional Building, 14th floor Hiebert Lounge All students, faculty and staff at the Boston University Medical Campus are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 25th annual “Art Days”, founded by former BUSM Dean Aram Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at... More

Celebrating Diversity Week March 16-20

March 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

It’s Cultural Diversity Week! Members of the BUMC community are invited to celebrate our campus’s diversity of cultures through a variety of food, entertainment, education, and activities. Activities include: Musical performances in the Newton Pavilion Cafeteria each day, Noon-1 p.m. “Communicating with Persons Living with Hearing Loss,” featuring Jonathan O’Dell, a member of the Massachusetts Commission for... More

March 13 Grasberger Research Symposium Lecture and Visiting Professorship

March 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

The Grasberger Research Symposium Lecture and Visiting Professorship is an annual research event that provides an opportunity for the surgical residents, faculty and staff to present original basic and clinical research. Now in its 24th year, the event will be held on Friday, March 13. This year’s visiting professor will be K. Craig Kent, MD, More

Feb. 25 Harvard Symposium on Dietary Guidelines Open to Boston University Medical Campus Community

February 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Faculty, students, and staff of the Schools of Public Health and Medicine are invited to join a webcast on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 3:30-6 p.m. on the newly released recommendations of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Committee members will discuss the new set of recommendations, which reflect the latest in food and nutrition research and... More

John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day May 20

February 19th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

10th Annual John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, May 20 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Hiebert Lounge *Abstract and workshop submissions open Feb. 23* Attend Education Day to: Network with other creative educators in the BUMC community Showcase your innovations and ideas in classroom, clinical and lab teaching Cultivate your teaching skills BUMC faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff who are interested... More

March 10 BUMC Provost Research Workshop

February 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff interested in traumatic brain injury, dementia, and brain aging are invited to this workshop. Join with other BU investigators to explore opportunities to maximize utilization of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease and Traumatic Encephalopathy Center resources across the University. Proposed Agenda: Introduction Brief presentations by BU ADC investigators (40 minutes) Small group... More

POV: It’s Time to Take the Controversy Out of Vaccination

February 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Vaccines are safe and effective Photo by James Gathany The large ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California is a topic of discussion in nearly every newspaper, news blog, and other journalistic outlet across the country, as well as on personal blogs and websites that either support or negate the value of vaccination. At last count, More

Feb. 6 Cancer-focused Seminar Open to BUMC Community

February 5th, 2015 in Featured.

Members of the Medical Campus are invited to the Feb. 6 Cancer-focused Seminar Series (CFSS). The goal of the CFSS is to promote interaction and collaboration of cancer researchers across the Medical and Charles River campuses. Three talks will be presented at this seminar. Tracy Battaglia, MD, MPH,  Battaglia Lab, "Repairing the Disconnect: Optimizing Cancer Care... More

SPH Study Finds Occupational Link in Kidney Disease Epidemic Among Sugarcane Workers

February 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Sugarcane workers in northwestern Nicaragua experienced a decline in kidney function during the harvest, with field workers at greatest risk, suggesting that heat stress or other occupational factors may be playing a role in the high rates of chronic kidney disease in the region, a new study led by School of Public Health researchers shows. The... More