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New Method for Evaluating Cancer Risk of Chemicals is Quick, Precise, Inexpensive

April 9th, 2019 in Research.

Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health have developed and evaluated a fast, accurate and cost-effective approach to assessing the carcinogenicity of chemicals—that is, whether exposure to a chemical increases a person’s long-term cancer risk. As a result, they have generated one of the largest toxicogenomics datasets to date, and have made... More

GSDM Celebrates “Topping Off” of Addition, Renovation Construction Project

April 3rd, 2019 in Featured.

Wet weather couldn’t dampen spirits as the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine community gathered on Friday, March 29, 2019, to celebrate the “topping off” of the School’s Addition and Renovation Construction Project. Huddled under umbrellas and clad in rain ponchos, a crowd of about 100 watched as a crane hoisted a large steel beam—painted... More

POV: We Need a Health New Deal Now

April 2nd, 2019 in Featured.

Inequality and climate change are threats to our physical well-being In recent weeks, talk of a Green New Deal has entered the political debate, with the aim of overhauling the country’s transportation system, providing universal healthcare, creating a federal jobs guarantee, investing in infrastructure, and other goals reminiscent of the original New Deal. Today, the United States... More

Parking and Transportation Services for Patriot’s Day, April 15

April 2nd, 2019 in Announcements, Featured.

See the day's parking and transportation information. More

BUSM Student’s Bernese Mountain Dog Captivates, Comforts BMC Patients

April 1st, 2019 in Featured.

Otis’ charm proves irresistible to students as well When Cara Guenther started medical school, she yearned to spend more time visiting with patients. But the demanding curriculum often made that difficult. That changed after Ms. Guenther, a third year student at the School of Medicine, got a Bernese mountain dog named Otis. She’d always wanted a Bernese... More

Poor Oral Health May Increase the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer Among African American Women

March 28th, 2019 in Featured, Research.

In the U.S., studies show that African Americans are more likely to get pancreatic cancer (PC) than Caucasians. Poor oral health, specifically adult tooth loss and periodontal disease prevalence, has a similar pattern. Using data from the Black Women’s Health Study, researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at BU found that compared to African American... More

Medical Campus Student Lounge Now Open

February 25th, 2019 in Announcements, Featured.

The L14 Medical Campus Student Lounge, complete with a kitchen, soft seating, a handicapped accessible bathroom and lots of natural light, is now open to enrich  student study and relaxation spaces on campus. Many thanks to John Barton and the facilities staff for the rapid completion of this investment in large group assembly and community space. Watch... More

Now Open! New L13 Study Space in the Alumni Medical Library

February 22nd, 2019 in Announcements, Featured.

The renovation of the 13th floor of the Alumni Medical Library is complete! Students representing each of the schools on the Medical Campus cut the ribbon for the Learning Resource Center. They were flanked by, from left, BUSPH Associate Dean for Education Lisa Sullivan, PhD,  BUMC Provost and BUSM Dean Karen Antman, GSDM Associate Dean... More

President’s Day Parking and Transportation Information

February 11th, 2019 in Announcements, Featured.

President's Day is Monday, Feb. 18. More

Fun, Friendly Dodgeball Competition at Fuller Gym Kickoff

February 6th, 2019 in Featured.

Access to the Fuller Gym basketball court and recreational area has been granted to the BUMC community as part of a campuswide pilot program. More