More TV Ad Exposure Linked to Higher Levels of Youth Drinking

September 9th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

The more brand-specific alcohol advertising that young drinkers are exposed to, the higher their consumption of those brands, according to a new study led by researchers from the School of Public Health and School of Medicine. The study, in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, found an association between past-year exposure to advertising, measured... More

Inaugural PA Program Class Graduates 23

August 26th, 2016 in Featured.

The inaugural class of the Physician Assistant Program graduated on Friday, Aug. 26. Twenty-three students, selected from 1,000 program applicants, were conferred the Master of Science degree by Associate Provost for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences Linda Hyman, PhD. Their journey began 28 months ago with a year-long intensive didactic phase that included a full... More

Stephen Brady Named Assistant Dean of GMS

August 25th, 2016 in Featured.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences Stephen Brady, PhD, has been named an Assistant Dean for GMS, effective Aug. 1. During Brady’s 25 years of service to Boston University he has held a number of senior clinical and administrative leadership roles on the Medical and Charles River Campuses. In 2004 he assumed a... More

Teens Experience the “Cool” Side of Science in Summer Visits

August 16th, 2016 in Featured.

It may seem surprising to hear teenagers refer to science as “cool,” “exciting,” or “intense,” but those are the adjectives high school interns used to describe their experiences at Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) labs this summer. The Medical Campus is partnering with the Museum of Science on initiatives aimed at attracting more students to science, More

Zika Strikes Miami

August 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

SPH researcher: Florida outbreak “was only a matter of time” On July 29, the Florida Department of Public Health reported the first localized cases of Zika virus in the United States, in Miami, Florida. Because the virus has been linked to microcephaly—babies born with small heads and neurological deficits—and to other syndromes like Guillain-Barré (a disorder... More

STaRS: Getting an Early Start on Life in the Lab

August 11th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Program welcomes undergrads from around country Marissa Baccas says she is a shy person, not a fan of public speaking, but get her talking about the School of Medicine STaRS program, and she has plenty to say. “When I first got to the lab, I felt out of place,” says Baccas, a rising senior majoring in chemistry... More

New Faculty/Staff MBTA Commuting Benefit

August 3rd, 2016 in Featured.

A MBTA pass subsidy benefit of 35-50 percent is now available to all regular faculty and staff who order a monthly MBTA pass through Boston University. Please view the rules and regulations View the list of monthly MBTA pass types and costs and to enroll in the program please visit the BU employee subsidized MBTA pass... More

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