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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

Medical Campus Volunteers Brave Polar Vortex to Help Boston’s Homeless

February 4th, 2019 in Featured.

Mayor to participants: “Every person you meet out there is loved by somebody” At 10:30 pm January 30, it was dark on the streets of Boston, and bitterly cold. Mayor Martin Walsh had just kicked off the 39th annual Boston homeless census, telling more than 300 volunteers at City Hall that their work was important—that they... More

BUMC Program Successfully Prepares Minority Students for Dental School

January 30th, 2019 in Featured.

Boston University’s Oral Health Sciences (OHS) master’s program is a successful credential-enhancing program for dental school applicants, while also serving as a pipeline to increase the number of qualified applicants from underrepresented minority (URM) groups. There are a variety of academic enrichment programs for medical school applicants however, development of pre-dental enrichment programs has lagged behind. More

BUMC Access to Fuller Gym

January 28th, 2019 in Announcements, 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

Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 25th, 2019 in Featured.

The Medical Campus community gathered in Hiebert Lounge on Thursday, Jan. 24, to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year the annual event featured a conversation with Crystal Ann Williams, Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion. Rafael Ortega, MD, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, welcomed more than 100 attendees. Dr. Ortega, More