BUSM This Week                                                           July 17, 2016
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Atrial Fibrillation Is Associated with Reduced Frontal Lobe Volume

Corresponding author Rhoda Au, PhD, looked at the relationship between atrial fibrillation and brain volume measured by MRI. The study was published in Heart Rhythm.
New Tool to Identify Persons with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

A new diagnostic model, which is highly predictive of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, may become a cheaper and easier alternative to screen for liver fat, the major feature of this condition.

Students Gain Skills and Perspective from "The Other Side of the Bed"

This summer, BUSM medical students had the opportunity to walk a mile, or in this case an eight-hour shift, in someone else's shoes through a program aimed at fostering positive relationships between nurses and future physicians.

A Clear Vision of the Future

In recognition of her efforts to improve care in pediatric ophthalmology, Associate Professor Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, and Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs Jean Ramsey MD, MPH, was recognized as a Choosing Wisely Champion by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).

CME Recognized by ANCC as Top 10 Percent

The Office of  Continuing Medical Education  (CME) has been awarded "Accreditation with Distinction" by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only the top 10 percent of programs receive this designation.

A Windbreaker's Warmth: Beyond Patient Advocacy 

This month's  Annals of Internal Medicine  featured an essay authored by second year medical student Jamie Lim. The essay is a reflection of an encounter with a patient with down syndrome and her father.

In the Media inthemedia
Racial Unrest Taking Psychological Toll on Black Youths

Kermit Crawford, PhD
How to Keep Your Heart Fit with Atrial Fibrillation

Emelia Benjamin, MD, ScM
So Many Research Scientists, So Few Openings as Professors

Simple Number Naming Test Can Identify Cognitive Impairment Patients Among Elderly Individuals

Robert Stern, PhD
Faculty ActionFacultyAction
Objectives include enhancing peer mentoring, developing leadership skills, engaging in meaningful discussions, and contributing to efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive environment at BUMC. Deadline to apply is July 25. Contact Robina M. Bhasin at rbhasin@bu.edu for more information. 

Are you planning to submit a Career Development Award (K01, K08 or K23) in early 2017? The CTSI is accepting applications for Bench and Clinical Investigators through Aug. 1. Contact Sharon Tomlinson at  stomlin@bu.edu for more information. 

Events Events
Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.

Join BUMC Band on Talbot Green

Students, faculty, staff are invited to listen to the blues.

Monday, July 18, 5-7 p.m., refreshments provided.

Join visiting Professor George Thibault, MD, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
Thursday, July 21, 1-2 p.m.; Hiebert Lounge 


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