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3/22 BUMC Provost Research Seminar: Zika Virus

February 25th, 2016 in Featured.

Tuesday, March 22, 3-5 p.m., Hiebert Lounge Open to faculty, students and staff Welcome Karen H. Antman, MD BUSM Dean and BUMC Provost Ronald B. Corley, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, BUSM Director, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories Basic Virology Rachel Fearns, PhD Associate Professor of Microbiology, BUSM “Zika Virus Biology: Genetic and Phenotypic Differences Between Old World and New World Zika Virus Strains” What... More

March 7 Team Science Workshop

February 25th, 2016 in Announcements, Featured.

“Ways to and Opportunities for Team Science at BU" Junior Faculty are particularly invited to attend this luncheon meeting Monday, March 7 Noon-1 p.m. Evans Building, Wilkins Board Room, Room 108 Presenters: Drs. Katya Ravid, Francesca Seta, and David Center Hosts: Clinical & Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI) and Evans Center in collaboration with the office of Faculty Development RSVP by Tuesday, March 1 to Robin MacDonald,  remac@bu.edu  

Feb. 22 International Humanitarian Missions—The Israeli Experience: Lessons Learned and Taught

February 17th, 2016 in Featured.

Medical Campus students, faculty and staff are invited to a lunchtime lecture given by Colonel Doctor Tarif Bader, the Deputy Surgeon General of the Israel Defense Forces, who will speak about his experience leading the IDF’s mission to Nepal and Haiti, as well as his oversight in treating Syrian refugees. This presentation is part of... More

Hundreds Gather for BUSPH 40th Anniversary Celebration

February 16th, 2016 in Featured.

More than 400 faculty, alumni, students, and staff of the School of Public Health gathered February 4 at the Algonquin Club in Boston to celebrate the School’s 40th anniversary. BU Provost Jean Morrison applauded the SPH community for its rich history of research and education, saying the School’s “success and lasting contributions have changed our approach to... More

GSDM Makes Waves at 2016 Yankee Dental Congress

February 16th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

From Jan. 28-31, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center was abuzz during the 41st annual Yankee Dental Congress (YDC), the largest dental meeting in New England, and the third largest meeting in the United States. The convention drew thousands of dental professionals from around the region, and featured hundreds of dental continuing education courses, lectures and... More

2/17 Application Deadline: Team Science Pilot Grant Program

February 11th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

The Team Science Pilot Grant Program, which is funded by the BU Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI), is requesting applications. EMAIL APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Deadline Wednesday, Feb. 17 by 5 p.m. Purpose of the RFA: To stimulate individual and team science in all areas of translational research related to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of human disease. More

Four Decades Forward: SPH Celebrates 40th Anniversary

February 4th, 2016 in Featured.

MED offshoot now an international leader in research, graduate education When the School of Public Health launches a yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary tonight, it will be celebrating one of Boston University’s great success stories. The school has grown from a small department within the School of Medicine to become an international leader in graduate... More

Zika: The Next Pandemic

February 3rd, 2016 in Featured.

SPH professor concerned about virus, but also “prepared to be alarmed” On February 1, 2016, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared Zika virus “a public health emergency of international concern.” Chan’s statement said the 2016 outbreak is an “extraordinary event” and a public health threat to the world. For decades the virus, transmitted... More

NEJM Perspective Focuses on Role of Prescriber Education for Opioids

January 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

In recent decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in opioid prescribing for chronic pain. That growth has been associated with increasing misuse of these medications, leading to alarming increases in unintentional opioid overdose deaths. In a perspective in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine... More

SPH Dean Sandro Galea Appointed Robert A. Knox Professor

January 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Leading expert on health consequences of mass trauma, conflict Sandro Galea, dean of the School of Public Health, has been appointed Boston University’s Robert A. Knox Professor. The professorship supports a BU faculty member who demonstrates excellence in scholarship, research, and teaching, as well as impact on society. “Professor Galea’s energetic leadership and foundational research in the... More