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BU Researcher Awarded Lupus Foundation Fellowship

August 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Shi Su, who received her master’s degree from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Division of Graduate Medical Sciences in May and currently is a research assistant at BUSM’s Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, was awarded a fellowship from the Lupus Foundation of America to conduct research on lupus, an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease. Under the mentorship... More

BUMC Students to Enjoy Newly Renovated Space on 11th Floor Alumni Medical Library

August 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A recently completed renovation on the 11th floor of the Alumni Medical Library now provides a state-of-the-art, 220 seat testing center. The testing center is among the first of its kind, and will serve to both facilitate the administration of exams while at the same time enhancing the quality of study space for BUMC students. Renovations include... More

Battling Ebola: How Ebola Kills

August 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

MED’s John Connor is devising diagnostics to spot Ebola and antivirals to treat the disease On Saturday, Aug. 2, the first of two sickened American health care workers was flown from Africa to a special containment unit at Emory University. Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West Africa to help bring... More

Battling Ebola: Heading Into the Outbreak

August 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

NEIDL’s Nahid Bhadelia to care for patients, share expertise On Saturday, Aug. 2, the first of two sickened American health care workers was flown from Africa to a special containment unit at Emory University. Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West Africa to help bring under control the worst Ebola outbreak... More

Conference: Personalized Medicine & Intellectual Property

August 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Join the BU School of Law on Monday, Aug. 25, for a conference focused on personalized medicine and intellectual property. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Myriad that a human gene implicated in breast and ovarian cancer was not patentable subject matter. In Prometheus, the Court also recently ruled that a method for optimizing certain drug therapies was... More

SPH Ranked in Top 5 for Social Media Use

July 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Courtesy image mkhmarketing.wordpress.com.  MPH Programs List.com has ranked BUSPH in the top five among public health schools for social media use. The site evaluated 61 public health schools across the country to identify the 50 most social media-friendly schools. There were 100 points possible, with 24 for Facebook, 20 for Twitter, 18 for LinkedIn, 15 for YouTube, 11 for Flickr, More

Saying Goodbye to BU’s Former “First Lady”

July 30th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Jasmine Chobanian remembered as a patron of the arts and a humanitarian. Jasmine Chobanian, who was regarded as the “First Lady” of Boston University during the many years that her husband Aram V. Chobanian, MD, served in University leadership, both as dean of the School of Medicine and the ninth president of Boston University (2003–2005), died... More

Health Care Funding Changes Impact STI Testing, Study Finds

July 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Universal health coverage and changes in the way Massachusetts funds clinics that test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have led to a shift in patients accessing testing that has both positive and negative implications, a study led by BU researchers says. The study, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases and led by Mari-Lynn Drainoni, associate professor of health... More

HIV Non-disclosure, Stigma, Incarceration Are Possible Predictors of Poor Follow Up in Research Trials

July 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A collaborative effort between American, Russian and Ukrainian researchers offers new insight into a well-known barrier to high quality, longitudinal HIV research: loss of participant follow up.  This study, led by researchers at the BU Schools of Medicine and Public Health, explored the factors that contributed to attrition in large HIV trial in Russia, a... More

Transparency Lacking in Clinical Trials, BU Study Finds

July 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A significant percentage of completed drug clinical trials, especially those funded by industry, are not disclosed to the public, years after being completed—a trend that “threatens the validity of the clinical research literature in the U.S.,” according to a study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher. The study, published in the... More