News

BUMC Diversity Advisory Group Established

August 3rd, 2016 in Featured.

A Diversity Advisory Group has been established on the Medical Campus. The group, conceived by Rafael Ortega, MD, BUSM Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, includes members from the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Public Health as well as Boston Medical Center. The Group will serve as a bi-directional communication channel between the... More

SPH Welcomes New Global Health Chair

August 1st, 2016 in Featured.

Patricia Hibberd wants to leverage technology to save young lives When Patricia Hibberd looks at her smartphone, she sees a chance to save young lives. Hibberd, the new chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has been working in Malawi, India, and Pakistan to develop a low-cost thermal imaging system for smartphones that... More

New Pathway for Training Physicians May Lead to Greater Numbers in Academic Medicine

July 28th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Rhoda Alani, MD, explains how the Dermatology Residency Training Program at BUSM emphasizes support in the transition from trainee to junior faculty member through an extended commitment to the institution in which their training was received. More

Ikezu Honored by Alzhemier’s Association for “Most Impactful Study in the Last Two Years”

July 27th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

The professor of pharmacology & experimental therapeutics and neurology recently received the Alzheimer’s Association’s Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer’s Research. More

Researchers Identify Protein Role in Pathway Required for Ebola Replication

July 26th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

A newly identified requirement of a modified human protein in ebolavirus (EBOV) replication, may unlock the door for new approaches to treating Ebola. More

A Conversation: Race and Violence

July 15th, 2016 in Featured.

If you were unable to attend the Conversation: Race and Violence, watch the video.

July 13 A Conversation: Race and Violence

July 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

The BUSM Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs invites all members of the BUMC/BMC community to participate in an open and candid dialog about race and violence. The targeted police shootings in Dallas at a peaceful protest in response to videos showing two African-American men shot by police in Louisiana and Minnesota has sparked ongoing... More

Slone Epidemiology Center Leadership Changes

July 7th, 2016 in Announcements, Featured.

After 18 years as Director of the Slone Epidemiology Center, Allen A. Mitchell, MD, professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics, has decided to step down, effective Sept. 1. Mitchell was a founding member of the Drug Epidemiology Unit (now known as the Slone Epidemiology Center) led by Drs. Dennis Slone and Samuel Shapiro that came to BU... More

Vote for BUSM’s Jane Mendez!

July 7th, 2016 in Announcements, Featured.

BUSM's Dr. Jane Mendez, surgery, is in the running as one of People’s (en Espanol) 25 Most Influential Latina Women! Nominated by her sister Laura Posada, wife of former major league baseball player Jorge Posada, Mendez is highlighted for her years of service as a breast cancer surgeon at BMC and associate professor of surgery... More

Slone Awarded Grant to Better Understand Breast Cancer Among African-American Women

July 6th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Why do African-American women die at a higher rate and experience more aggressive breast tumors than white women? Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) have received funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to explore this question. The new grant is based on the premise that having a better understanding of the biology... More