Under Represented Minority Information

The Office of Minority Physician Recruitment (OMPR) partners with training programs, clinical departments, and administrative offices to attract, recruit, and retain talented Under Represented Minorities (URM) within the residency and fellowship ranks for Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Currently, 18% of our incoming trainees have self –identified as URM. Total Incoming […]

Boston MCRC Pilot Grant RFA

Boston Musculoskeletal Clinical Research Collaboratory, a NIAMS funded CCCR, is delighted to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for Pilot Project Grants for September 1, 2020. Information and Forms can be found on the Boston MCRC website   Boston MCRC Pilot Grant RFA Posted 1 month ago on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 View all posts […]

Tuhina Neogi in the News: Link between obesity and use of prescription opioids

Studies shed light on the link between obesity and use of prescription opioids Two new studies from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. One of the studies, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, finds […]

In the News: Tuhina Neogi on updated Guidelines for Management of Patients with Gout

New recommendations for the management of patients with gout were presented in draft form at the 2019 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting. The ACR Practice Guidelines Committee determined that it was necessary to update the 2012 version of the guidelines, based on new evidence from clinical trials. The new guidelines are currently under […]

Andreea Bujor receives RRF Investigator Award with the Malawista designation

Dr. Andreea Bujor, Assistant Professor in Rheumatology, has received a 3-year Investigator Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Andreea’s research, titled “The role of myeloid Fli1 in organ fibrosis in scleroderma,” will address an unanswered question regarding scleroderma heart fibrosis: whether monocytes/macrophages contribute to the disease pathogenesis.  The study systematically examines the contribution of the […]

In the News: Tuhina Neogi in Medical Xpress

December 11, 2019 Concerns about other painkillers contributed to opioid crisis, study finds by Boston University School of Medicine Credit: CC0 Public Domain Patients with chronic pain caught between cardiovascular concerns about non-opioid analgesics and addiction risks of opioids, likely causing significant unmet need for pain relief. Read the article in Medical Xpress

In the News: Tuhina Neogi in RheumNow

A Role for SGLT2 Inhibition in Gout? By MedPage Today | 17 December 2019 The antidiabetic medication canagliflozin (Invokana) lowered serum urate and reduced the risk of gout flare in a post-hoc analysis of data from two large clinical trials. In the CANVAS clinical trial program, which was funded by Janssen Research & Development and […]

In the News: Tuhina Neogi in MDedge | Rheumatology

Guidelines Updated gout guidelines: Don’t let kidney function dictate allopurinol dosing Publish date: December 9, 2019 By M. Alexander Otto REPORTING FROM ACR 2019 ATLANTA – Soon-to-be-published gout guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology will recommend dosing allopurinol above 300 mg/day to get serum urate below 6 mg/dL, even in people with renal impairment. […]