September 1, 2019
In the Media
Optimism & Life Expectancy
A study from Lewina Lee, PhD , found that people who are more optimistic have greater odds of achieving exceptional longevity. Below is a sampling of coverage.

BBC News :  An Optimistic Outlook 'Means You Live Longer'

The Guardian :  Optimism May Hold Secret to Longer Life, Study Suggests

STAT :  Glass-Half-Full Attitude May Help You Live Past 85, New Study Finds

Psychology Today : Optimism Study Gives Optimists More Reason to Be Optimistic

The Washington Post : Here’s a New Reason to be an Optimist: You’re Likely to Live Longer, Study Says
Announcements
Effective at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the phone number to reach BU Medical Campus Public Safety services will be  617-358-4444.

Purchase a fall Fitrec pass for unlimited classes in the Fuller Gym. Classes include Zumba, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Bootcamp and Yoga Lift.

The Master of Science in Health Professions Education program provides a wide range of practical training for health sciences educators in the principles of education and teaching applicable to their specific health sciences discipline. 

Click here to see parking and transportation information for Labor Day.
As technology advances and healthcare transforms on a daily basis, there is now a need more than ever for medicine and business to intersect. In this issue’s cover story, you’ll meet BU alums who are showing us how it is done. 

Read the magazine online.
Events
Visiting Professor Lecture
Wednesday, Sept. 4
1 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

"Are You as Good as You Think You Are? Evolving Learning for Healthcare Professionals” 
Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc 

Brief reception to follow lecture.
BUSM Faculty and Staff Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 5
Noon-2 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Noon | Sandwiches and salad available 
12:15-1:15 p.m. | Program 
1:15 p.m. | Ice cream reception 
Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Sept. 10
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Representatives from more than a dozen organizations are ready to meet and counsel students on a variety of topics. Students from all across the BU Graduate and Professional programs are welcome to attend.

September is Recovery Month
During the month of September, a number of events are planned to remember the lives that have been lost to this chronic condition, to reduce the stigma of substance use and substance use disorders, and to spread the message that treatment works and recovery is possible.
Tuesday, Sept. 10 | Noon | Evans Building | Keefer Auditorium
Grayken Lecture | "Addiction as a Learning Disorder"
Maia Szalavitz, New York Times bestselling author of "Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction"

Thursday, Sept. 12 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Instructional Building, L110
 Recovery Month Grand Rounds | Paths to Recovery: A Patient Panel"
Jessica Kehoe, RN, BSN, CARN, Addictions Nurse Manager of the Faster Paths Clinic, will facilitate a discussion with several patients about how they’ve found recovery through unique and personal ways.

7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Naloxone Distribution
Committed to combating the overdose epidemic, BUMC is proud to provide naloxone to patients, clinicians and our community. Learn how to use naloxone (Narcan) and receive a free pack during Recovery Month.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 | Menino Lobby
  • Friday, Sept. 6 | Instructional Building Lobby
  • Monday, Sept. 9 | Instructional Building Lobby
  • Thursday, Sept. 12 | Menino Lobby
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 | Instructional Building Lobby
  • Thursday, Sept. 19 | Shapiro Lobby
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24 | Shapiro Lobby