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BMC Construction Update

October 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The Medical Campus will start to see a lot of changes beginning this month as BMC’s clinical campus redesign project picks up speed. Continued soil excavation may be malodorous; however proactive measures are being implemented to minimize the smell. It is not harmful. There will be additional changes to pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns. Please... More

GSDM Volunteers Provide Oral Health Education and Care to Homeless Preschoolers

September 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Global & Population Health office made three visits to Health Horizons for Homeless Children preschool program in Dorchester in May and July 2014. On May 20 and 21, Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri and Keenan Sandouk, Spring 2014 intern from Sargent College, More

MED’s Corley Appointed NEIDL Director

September 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Takes charge at critical moment in research into infectious diseases Ronald Corley, whose five years as associate director of BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) saw the lab overcome several legal and political challenges, has been appointed NEIDL director, effective October 1. Corley will continue as a School of Medicine professor and chair of microbiology, More

Online Program for Medical Educators Allows Digital Display of Earned Competency

September 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

CME-Accredited Course Advances Teaching Skills of Health Care Professionals Medical educators have an opportunity to participate in a new, first-of-its kind online medical education badge program at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). The BUSM+ Medical Education Badge Program (BUSM+Program) allows access to online faculty development in medical education and allows course graduates to display and... More

Trio of Young Faculty Earn Peter Paul Professorships

September 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BU researchers study cancer, HIV, and an aging workforce Junior faculty arrive at Boston University full of ambition and with a head full of ideas, but they often have relatively little money for research. So being awarded a Peter Paul Career Development Professorship can feel like winning the lottery; winners receive an annual stipend of $40,000... More

School of Public Health Has a New Dean

September 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Sandro Galea, an internationally respected physician and epidemiologist known for his research linking health to such social disadvantages as poverty and lack of education, has been appointed the new dean of the School of Public Health. Galea, currently the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and chair of the department of epidemiology at... More

Events to Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19

September 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Join in celebrating the contributions and achievements of BUMC postdocs at the fourth annual GMS celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 15-19. Monday, Sept. 15 – Friday, Sept. 19th Take Your Postdoc to Lunch PIs will have a chance to appreciate their postdoc by taking them to lunch at following participating restaurants:  Roka, Estragon, El-Centro.  By... More

Sept. 11 BUMC Sustainability Festival, Talbot Green

September 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Study Shows Complexities of Reducing HIV Rates in Russia

September 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Results of a new study conducted in St. Petersburg, Russia, show that decreasing HIV transmission among Russian HIV-infected drinkers will require creative and innovative approaches. While new HIV infections globally have declined, HIV rates remain high in Russia. This is due in large part to injection drug use and spread via heterosexual sex transmission. Alcohol use... More

Should Alcohol Consumption be Encouraged as a Part of a Healthy Lifestyle? A Debate.

September 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Over the past three decades, more than 100 large, long-term prospective studies have shown positive cardiovascular effects from moderate alcohol consumption of one or two drinks per day. Health professionals are increasingly feeling pressure to promote limited alcohol consumption as part of a healthy diet. But do the significant potential risks associated with increased alcohol... More