Celebrating Success! GMS Commencement Images on BUSM Facebook

May 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Friday, May 16, the BUSM GMS Class of 2014 gathered in Metcalf Hall to celebrate commencement. See them on BUSM Facebook! Celebrating Success! Division of Graduate Medical Sciences 2014 Commencement “Your degree empowers you not just as scientists, researchers, clinicians, and health professionals but as critical thinkers, problem solvers and advocates,” said Associate Provost for the... More

Cancer’s Potential On-Off Switch

May 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A team of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have proposed that an “on and off” epigenetic switch could be a common mechanism behind the development of different types of cancer. Epigenetics is the phenomena whereby genetically identical cells express their genes differently, resulting in different physical traits.Researchers from the Boston University Cancer Center... More

Register for the John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day

May 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University's Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dental Medicine and the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences are proudly sponsoring the John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day on Thursday, May 22, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the BUSM Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor. “Education Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with innovative educators from across... More

Ribbon Cuttings Mark Official Openings for Two New GSDM Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials Labs

May 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Two ribbon cutting ceremonies marked the official opening of two new laboratory spaces for the Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) in March. One of the new labs is located on the Second Floor of the Evans Biomedical Research Center at 650 Albany St. More

BUSM’s Wolozin Receives Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Fellows Award

May 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD, professor of pharmacology and neurology, was awarded the Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Fellows Award, a $450,000 grant dispersed over three years. Initiated in 1991, the award provides support for cutting edge basic science or biomedical research that addresses fundamental problems related to early detection, etiology pathogenesis, treatment and/or prevention of Alzheimer’s disease... More

May 13 Fifth Annual Lynne Stevens Memorial Lecture

May 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

"Trauma Informed Services: Implications for Healthcare Providers and Systems" Carole Warshaw, MD Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health Executive Director, Domestic Violence Mental Health Policy Initiative Tuesday, May 13 Noon-1 p.m. BUSM Instructional Building, L-110 This annual memorial lecture is in honor of Lynne Stevens, LICSW, BCD (1946-2009), the director of the Responding to Violence Against Women Program... More

State Medicaid Cuts Mean More Emergency Department Visits, Higher Costs for Safety-Net Hospital

May 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

According to a study released April 17 in the American Journal of Public Health, dental-related Emergency Department (ED) visits increased up to 14 percent following Massachusetts Medicaid cuts. Findings are based on data from Boston Medical Center, an urban safety-net hospital in Boston’s South End. In this retrospective study of existing data, researchers looked at dental-related ED... More

Gerard Doherty, MD, Elected President of American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

April 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Gerard Doherty, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and chief of Surgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and has been elected as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeon (AAES). He will serve as President through 2015. As president, Doherty will preside at council assemblies and the annual... More

Regenerative Medicine Generates Hope

April 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Egos in BU center take a backseat to sharing, progress, and promise   In the video above, CReM founders Darrell Kotton, Gustavo Mostoslavsky, and George Murphy discuss how they use iPS cells to study disease development, conduct drug screenings, and eventually to correct genetic mutations, with the goal of producing healthy tissues and organs for transplantation. Photo... More

Researchers Cite Experts’ Findings of NEIDL Safety

April 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Arguments counter city councilman’s attempt to ban Biosafety Level 4 research In a discussion whose outcome may determine if Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) will conduct research involving pathogens such as the Ebola and Marburg viruses, speakers for and against research at BioSafety Level 4 (BSL-4) faced off last night at a lengthy... More