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BUSM Opens New Clerkship Sites in California

February 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Boston University School of Medicine has developed an affiliation with Northern California Kaiser Permanente to offer two new clinical clerkship sites for our third-year medical students. Beginning in May 2015, 12 third-year students will begin their clerkships at Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in San Jose and Santa Clara. After an orientation with their classmates in Boston, More

New Model Better Predicts Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women

January 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center have developed a breast cancer risk prediction model for African- American women that found greater accuracy in predicting risk for the disease. The use of this model could result in increased eligibility of African Americans in breast cancer prevention trials. The effectiveness of breast cancer prevention and early detection... More

Football: Child’s Play, Adult Peril?

January 29th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Today Robert Stern, PhD, neurology, neurosurgery, CTE Center Julie Stamm, PhD candidate As the 100 million viewers tuning in to this Sunday’s Super Bowl can attest, Americans adore football. And for many, the love affair begins in childhood: Pop Warner Tiny-Mites start as young as age five, and many adults retain warm memories and friendships from their youth football... More

BUSM’s Dr. Kermit Crawford Invokes MLK’s Legacy for Action Today

January 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Boston University School of Medicine, the location of the first medical college to graduate an African-American female physician and the first African-American psychiatrist, holds diversity close to its heart—especially at this time of year. In memory of BU School of Theology alumnus Martin Luther King, Jr., Kermit Crawford, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at BUSM and... More

Jan. 26 Exploring the Role of Social and Cultural Determinants Influencing Latino HIV and Substance Abuse Health Disparities

January 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Medical Campus faculty, residents and PhD students are invited to a colloquium sponsored by the BU School of Social Work. Join Mario De La Rosa, PhD, Professor at Florida International University, Miami as he discusses “Exploring the Role of Social and Cultural Determinants Influencing Latino HIV and Substance Abuse Health Disparities” on Monday, Jan. More

Subfreezing Temperature Preparation Tips

January 13th, 2015 in Announcements.

All faculty, staff and students are reminded and encouraged to ensure that their offices, work places and Medical Student Residence rooms are properly closed up before departure each day as we get ready for another round of severe, sub-freezing weather. Extreme temperatures can quickly destroy a heating/cooling coil or fire sprinkler line in an area... More

Making the Case-The Added Values of Social Work in Health Care and Service Delivery, Jan 12 Colloquium

January 7th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BUMC faculty and PhD students are invited to attend a colloquium presented by Darrel Wheeler, PhD, MSW, MPH, Dean and Professor at Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Wheeler is a candidate for the inaugural Director of the Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health and he will speak on "Making the Case-The Added Values of... More

Jan. 22 Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., ” The Enduring Legacy and Lessons of MLK: From Birmingham to Ferguson”

January 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

All members of the BU Medical Campus are invited to a special presentation commemorating the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Kermit A. Crawford, PhD is a forensic psychologist and associate professor of Psychiatry at BU School of Medicine. He is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marathon Bombing Victims/Survivors Resiliency Center and the Director... More

Dec. 16: The Role of Physicians, Psychologists, and Health Care Providers in Post-9/11 Torture

December 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A Forum on the US Senate’s Committee Study of the CIA Interrogation Program The release of the Senate’s Report on CIA Post-9/11 Interrogation Methods and Results has created wide-ranging debate on the use of torture, the results of torture (both in terms of intelligence obtained and harm done to the prisoners), and the role of physicians, More

Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center Eye Partnership

December 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Med schools would remain separate, safety-net hospital would stay in place With more than 870,000 patient visits last year and more than 4,500 full-time staff, Boston Medical Center is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky Boston Medical Center, Boston’s “safety-net hospital” and the primary teaching hospital for the BU School of Medicine, More