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January 8, 2017
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Second-year student Andrew Olsen recently spearheaded an effort to offer a medical Spanish elective to students.

Priya S. Garg, MD, has been named Director of the Office of Medical Education and Assistant Dean in the Office of Academic Affairs.

A study in the Journal of Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology found that the majority of post-9/11 U.S. veterans appear to do well in regards to work and family quality of life after departing from military service.

According to a study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine are more likely to disengage from treatment programs if they are black or Hispanic, unemployed or have hepatitis C.
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A sampling of the private foundations accepting proposals for basic or clinical research with deadlines in February 2017.  See more.
OVP Clothing Drive

Outreach Van Project is in need of men's and women's jackets and coats of any size   this winter season. OVP is accepting pants, sweaters, shirts, shoes, scarves, hats and gloves.  Donation bins are located outside of Bakst Auditorium and in the lobby of the Medical School Residence.  Contact  outreach@bu.edu  with questions. 
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Spivack Faculty Awards

Nominations are requested for the  Spivack Neuroscience Distinguished Scholar of the Year (senior faculty) and the  Spivack Emerging Leaders in Neuroscience (assistant professors).

These awards recognize and support the research of outstanding BUSM faculty conducting clinical or basic research in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and other neurological disorders.

Please send a cover letter and CV to busmdean@bu.edu by close of business
Friday, Jan. 13.

BUSM General Faculty Meetings
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3-4 p.m | Thursday, April 27, 2-3 p.m.
  • Instructional Building, L112
  • Agenda and details to come

Monday, Jan. 9
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Join provosts from Duke, Vanderbilt and BU in a discussion of the history, evolution, integration and innovation of biomedical science departments at academic medical centers.

Monday, Jan. 9
3-5 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Speakers will provide short presentations, followed by interactive discussions around key areas in the field. Future directions and collaborative opportunities will also be discussed.
Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
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Thursday, Jan. 19
Noon-2 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

BU Associate Provost and Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore, JD, will present, "On the Way We Go: Chaos or Community," followed by a town meeting on the current national climate.

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Tuesday, Jan. 10
Housman Building, R115

Colonel Anthony Johnson, MD, will discuss collaboration opportunities with the Department of Defense and health outcomes/disparities in female combat casualties. 

Monday, Jan. 23
2-5 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Join a robust panel of BUMC faculty and community leaders, experts on the issue of homelessness, in a discussion about current and planned state and city-wide programs

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