POV: It’s Time to Take the Controversy Out of Vaccination

February 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Vaccines are safe and effective Photo by James Gathany The large ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California is a topic of discussion in nearly every newspaper, news blog, and other journalistic outlet across the country, as well as on personal blogs and websites that either support or negate the value of vaccination. At last count, More

Feb. 6 Cancer-focused Seminar Open to BUMC Community

February 5th, 2015 in Featured.

Members of the Medical Campus are invited to the Feb. 6 Cancer-focused Seminar Series (CFSS). The goal of the CFSS is to promote interaction and collaboration of cancer researchers across the Medical and Charles River campuses. Three talks will be presented at this seminar. Tracy Battaglia, MD, MPH,  Battaglia Lab, "Repairing the Disconnect: Optimizing Cancer Care... More

SPH Study Finds Occupational Link in Kidney Disease Epidemic Among Sugarcane Workers

February 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Sugarcane workers in northwestern Nicaragua experienced a decline in kidney function during the harvest, with field workers at greatest risk, suggesting that heat stress or other occupational factors may be playing a role in the high rates of chronic kidney disease in the region, a new study led by School of Public Health researchers shows. The... More

GSDM Faculty Co-author Chapter in Newly Published Book on Autoimmunity

February 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Research Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry Dr. Sok-Ja Janket and Group Practice Leader and Assistant Professor in the Departments of General Dentistry and Periodontology Dr. Eleni Kanasi contributed a chapter to a new book titled, Infection and Autoimmunity, 2nd Edition, which was published by Elsevier in January 2015. Their chapter titled, “Oral Infections... More

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