Gerald Denis, PhD, Promoted to Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

We are delighted to announce that BU-BMC Co-Director Gerald Denis, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology. Gerald is a noted expert in the field of BET bromodomain proteins, and his work has gained broad influence nationally and internationally in the emerging areas of obesity and metabolism. Gerald has […]

BU and Johnson & Johnson Innovation Team Up to Fight Lung Cancer

Tuesday, June 6, 2018 Written by: Sara Rimer and Art Jahnke | Source: BUToday New Medical Campus center hopes to speed development of interventions and cures In what Boston University President Robert A. Brown envisions as a model for industry and academia collaborating to improve human health, BU has launched a five-year translational research alliance with Johnson & […]

BU-CTSI Fall 2017 Pilot Awardees

Monday, March 5, 2018 Provided by: Boston University Clinical & Translational Science Institute | Source: CTSI Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2017 Integrated Pilot Grant Program. Each awardee received $20,000 in funding. The CTSI would like to recognize the faculty who reviewed the applicants and offer our […]

2018 Dahod International Scholar

Friday, February 2, 2018 Kristyna Kotýnková, PhD, has been named the 2018 Dahod International Scholar. In August 2008 Shamim Dahod (CGS’76, CAS’78, MED’87) and her husband Ashraf gave $10.5 million to BUSM to establish the Shamim and Ashraf Dahod Breast Cancer Research Center, as well as endow assistant professorships and international scholar positions. Dr. Kotýnková […]

Avrum Spira Leads “Stand Up to Cancer” Dream Team

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Written by: Sara Rimer | Source: BUToday Armed with $12 million, researchers aim for early detection of lung cancer Can lung cancer, rarely diagnosed until it’s in an advanced and deadly stage, be nipped in the bud? Avrum Spira and his team intend to find out. Spira (ENG’02), Alexander Graham Bell Professor in Health […]

Shipley Center Website Offers Prostate Cancer Facts for Patients

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Written by: Rich Barlow | Source: BUToday One in every seven men in the United States will get prostate cancer, making it the second most common type, after skin cancer, for American men. It tends to be a slow-growing disease but can sprint to life-threatening severity if detected too late. Screening for prostate cancer can […]

Finding Lung Cancer in the Nose

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Written by: Barbara Moran | Source: BUToday Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States—and in the world. According to the National Cancer Institute, it accounts for more than a quarter of cancer deaths in this country, killing about 158,000 people in 2016. Because lung cancer is so lethal, many […]

Six Junior Faculty Receive Career Development Awards

Written by: Amy Laskowski | Source: Bostonia Jerry Chen received quite a present just three months after arriving at BU. Chen, a College of Arts & Sciences assistant professor of biology, is the winner of this year’s Stuart and Elizabeth Pratt Career Development Professorship, which highlights excellence within CAS. A neuroscientist who uses the sensory input from […]

Cancer Center Director Named

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 | Source: BUSM Avrum Spira, MD, MSc, has been named Director of the Boston University Cancer Center, replacing Douglas Faller, MD, PhD, who stepped down last November to focus on oncology drug development. Spira, a Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Bioinformatics, and the Alexander Graham Bell Professor in Health Care Entrepreneurship […]