BUSM This Week                                                 October 16, 2016
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The PMI Cohort Program is a landmark longitudinal research effort that aims to engage one million or more U.S. participants to enable research that will, over time, improve the ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.

Intimate partner violence, substance use disorder and mental illness may be as threatening to health and survival during pregnancy in U.S cities as medical issues.  The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Public Health, suggest that public health programs could more effectively prevent maternal deaths by addressing psychosocial contributors to health.

These five-year grants will be used to further study the intersection between alcohol use and people living with HIV/AIDS by the Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network for Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH) Consortium.

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New York Times

Is the NFL's Concussion Settlement Broken?

Robert Stern, PhD

Why Am I Bleeding?

Katharine White, MD
New York Times

Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It

Daniel Aaron, BUSM '18
CBS News

Coke, Pepsi Funded Health Groups Yet Fought Anti-Obesity Policies

Daniel Aaron, BUSM '18
New York Times

After Torture, Ex-Detainee Is Still Captive of 'The Darkness'

Sondra Crosby, MD
Employee flu shots will be available Oct. 18 and 21, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Crosstown Building, Suite 400. Learn more.

Students, faculty and staff in the School of Medicine are encouraged to participate in an anonymous survey designed to determine diversity-related attitudes and perceptions. Access the survey here.

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The BUSM Medical Education Committee (MEC) is looking for a clinical faculty member to serve as an alternate at-large member.  The MEC has been the main governing body for BUSM curriculum decision making and oversight since changes in the bylaws in 2003.   Learn more.

The Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI) is offering free, one-hour consultations through the Clinical Research Informatics and Technology Consultation (CRITC) Service for BU/BMC researchers.

The CRITIC consultations help researchers identify, develop and implement the effective and efficient use of information technology and informatics in their clinical studies. Learn more.   
Events Events
Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.

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October's Implementation in Progress will be led by Gemmae Fix, Research Assistant Professor, BU School of Public Health, Department of Health Law, Policy and Management and Research Scientist at VA's Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research. Dr. Fix will provide an overview of qualitative methods and how to incorporate them into an implementation science study. 

Tuesday, Oct. 25, noon-1 p.m.
Instructional Building, L109C
Open to all BUMC faculty and staff
Contact Caitlin Allen at cgallen@bu.edu for more details.

Presented by Chris Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4-5 p.m.
Charles River Campus 
635 Commonwealth Ave.  
Sargent College Room 101
Admission is free
Reception to follow in the Setterberg Lounge, 2nd floor
Contact Katy Staley at kstaley@bu.edu or 617-353-2705 for more details.

Dec. 5: Provost Workshop: "The Health Consequences of Marijuana Use"
Faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff are invited to attend this seminar. Talks will cover the effects of marijuana use on primary care, child development, abuse potential, and health policy.

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


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