April 14, 2019
News
The contract will support examining elderly groups in hopes of better understanding the biology of aging and determinants of health and disease in older people, as well as examination of the younger generation after a couple of years.
Dr. Chai will join BUSM and BMC on August 1.
The event allowed the BUSM community, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups, to network with industry professionals from across the city’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. 
On April 8-9, students, faculty and staff gathered in Hiebert Lounge to see the creative side of BUMC! The exhibition was mounted by the Creative Arts Society and sponsored by the BUMC Provost’s Office.

View photos of the event on Facebook.
In the Media
CTE Center
In a study led by Robert Stern, PhD, researchers found elevated amounts of abnormal tau protein in brain regions affected by CTE in a small group of living former NFL players with cognitive, mood and behavior symptoms. Below is a sampling of coverage.

Brain Scans May Reveal Concussion Damage In Living Athletes

Boston University Study Suggests A Way To Diagnose CTE In Living People

CNN
A Study Of NFL Players' Brains Might Help Diagnose CTE In The Living

Brain scans on former NFL players detect abnormal proteins found in CTE

Doctors May Have Found a Way to Reveal Concussion Damage in Living Football Players
Announcements
BUMC is Smoke Free
Please be reminded that Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) is a smoke-free campus. This means that faculty, staff, contract workers, students, volunteers and visitors are asked to refrain from smoking on all property owned or leased by BUMC or Boston Medical Center. Smoking is permitted in these three areas only:

  • Back of the Power Plant
  • DOB H parking lot
  • Back of the 710 Albany Street garage

Please do not smoke on the surrounding private property or private alleyways of our neighbors. 
The deadline for workshop and abstraction submissions for John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day has been extended to Monday, April 15 . *Note new date*

Click here for parking and transportation information for Monday, April 15.
Faculty Action
Faculty Development & Diversity Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 17
5-6 p.m.
Evans Building, Wilkins Board Room

"How to Not Be Afraid to Talk to the Media"
Maria Ober, Assistant Dean for Communications, BUSM
The BUMG Clinical Excellence Awards annually honor members who have made exceptional contributions to our clinical mission and who have exemplified our core values through outstanding clinical work. Awards will be given to honor accomplishments in the four categories: Advanced Practice Provider Excellence, New Faculty Excellence, Excellence in Care and Excellence in Leadership.

Visit the BUMG webpage for more information . Deadline to submit a nomination : Friday, May 3
Events
Thursday, April 18
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Talbot Green

The 9th Annual Earth Day Festival is a dynamic event that brings together local businesses, nonprofits, BU departments, student organizations, and more to share interactive and fun activities outdoors to celebrate sustainability together.

Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Upcoming Events
Friday, April 26
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
1010 Commonwealth Ave., Room 101 (CRC)

  • Presentation by behavioral health expert Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky (BUSM '11), “Implementing Evidence-based Addiction Treatment in the Context of Upstream Barriers to Health”
  • Panel discussion
  • Reception and networking

Wednesday, May 1
Noon-1 p.m.
Bakst Auditorium

"Delivering Safer Care: An Obstetric Unit’s Example Toward High Reliability"
Christian Pettker, MD, and James Moses, MD, MPH

The journey to become a high reliability organization (HRO) takes major structural changes. The practical steps that are required to change culture into an organizational frame of mind to support high reliability are often less understood. To give the attendee an understanding of what this takes, this talk will describe the journey toward high reliability of one service line, Obstetrics, within the larger transformation of Yale-New Haven Hospital.