October 13, 2019
Dr. Sacco was the first neurologist to serve as the president of the American Heart Association.
In the Media
CTE Center
In a study led by Jesse Mez, MD, researchers found that the risk of CTE more than doubles after just three years of playing football. Below is a sampling of coverage:

Boston Magazine:   CTE Risk in Football Players Doubles Every Five Years, New Study Finds

The Daily Mail:   NFL Stars' Risk of Developing the Degenerative Brain Disease CTE Soars by a THIRD Every Year They Play, Study Finds

HealthDay:   More Years of Football, Higher Odds for Brain Disease Later

WHDH:   BU Research Finds Link Between Playing Football and CTE

ZME Science:   Every 2.6 Years of Playing American Football Doubles Risk of Devastating Brain Sisease

Cara Guenthur, ’20
The BUMC Provost’s Office is looking for candidates for the 2020 Staff Management Acumen and Performance (MAP) Program. The five-month program is for leaders, managers or individual contributors who are looking for the next step in professional development.

Deadline extended until Friday, Oct. 25 | Learn more
The Committee on Faculty Awards has established a new initiative to recognize faculty service to the BUSM community. All BUSM faculty are eligible for nomination.

Click here for transportation information for Columbus Day. 
Panel Discussions on Climate Survey Findings 
Wednesday, Oct. 16
3:30-5 p.m.
Evans Building, Keefer Auditorium

Last spring, Boston University participated in a climate survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct organized by the Association for American Universities. With the survey results scheduled to be released on Oct. 15, the University Provost, in partnership with the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Institutional Research, invites you to a panel conversation to discuss the survey and the path forward.
Thursday, Oct. 17
4-5:30 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Do you want to help BU reduce its environmental impact? Sustainability@BU wants to hear from YOU!

Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Upcoming Events
Monday, Oct. 21
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

A day of innovations in precision mass spectrometry, functional proteomics, chemical biology and data science.

Mondays (Five sessions beginning Monday, Oct. 21)
7-10 p.m.
Fuller Gym

The RAD system trains in basic self-defense and offers viable options when confronted with various threats of violence. Open to female students, faculty and staff.

Wednesday, Oct. 23
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
801 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 400

Free for faculty and staff | Provided by BU Occupational Health

Wednesday, Oct. 23
7 p.m.
Tsai Performance Center
685 Commonwealth Ave. (CRC)

"The Quest for Ethical Solutions for the Global Refugee Crisis"
Muhammad H. Zaman, PhD, HHMI Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health

Tuesday, Oct. 29
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Housman Building, R112

“How to Design an Education Evaluation Project”
Lindsay Demers, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, BUSM; Director, Education Evaluation Core