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Meeting the Needs of America’s Heroes: A Lifetime and Community Obligation

February 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

"Meeting the Needs of America's Heroes: A Lifetime and Community Obligation" Jonathan Woodson, MD Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Department of Defense, United States Government Dr. Woodson will discuss the major medical advances that have led to the highest survivability from warfare in history. He will also offer insight into the nation's long term-obligations... More

After the Storm

February 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine, Feb. 10 Lecture with Louis Sullivan, MD

February 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Dr. Louis Sullivan, BUSM ’58, will be discussing his newly published autobiography, Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine, on Monday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in the 670 Albany Street Auditorium, First Floor. A 1958 graduate of BUSM and former faculty member who currently is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Dr. Sullivan is the... More

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Adult-onset Asthma in African-American Women

February 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

According to a new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University, African-American women who reported high levels of depressive symptoms had a greater likelihood of adult-onset asthma compared to women who reported fewer depressive symptoms. The study, which currently appears online in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, was led by... More

BU Awards Community Grant To Franklin Park Coalition to Support Youth Programming

January 27th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University today announced a grant of $2,500 to the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC). Boston University makes ongoing grants to local community organizations offering programs and services that benefit youth and make a difference in the lives of young people in Boston. The FPC advocates for Franklin Park, a 527-­acre historic green space located in the... More

Study Finds Decreased Life Expectancy for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

January 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

  The first large scale study in the U.S. on the mortality of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been published and provides new information about the life expectancy of people with the disease. The study appears in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.   David Kaufman, ScD, associate director of the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston... More

BU ADC Professor Awarded Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant

January 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association (AA) presented Wendy Qui, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and pharmacology with a check for $239,000 on Wednesday, Jan. 15 to support her research. Dr. Qui received the funding as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Investigator-initiated Research Grant Awards program. The presentation took place preceding Dr. Qui’s lecture, “Amylin... More

BUSM Professor Receives 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

January 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Katherine Iverson, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been named as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Iverson, who is also a Clinical Research Psychologist at the VA Boston Healthcare System, was recognized for her outstanding contributions to research and clinical... More

BU Epidemiologist Honored by the American Journal of Epidemiology and the Society for Epidemiologic Research

January 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) and the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) has selected an article written by Lauren A. Wise, ScD, a senior epidemiologist at BU’s Slone Epidemiology Center and an associate professor of epidemiology at BUSPH, among the 2013 Articles of the Year, a newly created award sponsored jointly by the AJE... More

Consequences of Malnutrition May Be Reversible Later in Childhood

January 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

SPH study challenges conventional wisdom Experts have long maintained that the damage children suffer if malnourished during gestation and in the first two years of life—commonly referred to as the 1,000-day window of opportunity—is irreversible and cannot be offset by interventions later in childhood. But a new study coauthored by a BU School of Public Health researcher... More