BUSM This Week                                                 October 2, 2016
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Donor Generosity Benefits Students

Nineteen grateful BUSM students gathered to meet their scholarship donors for the first time at the annual Scholarship Dinner held at the Hotel Commonwealth on Thursday, Sept. 29. Watch the video.
Jodi Abbott Named Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs

The Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been named Assistant Dean in the Office of Academic Affairs for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Education. 


Trauma Expert Joins BUSM Faculty 

Tara Galovski, PhD, Director of the Women's Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System, has joined the BUSM faculty as associate professor of psychiatry.
Nicole Marie Anderson Receives Award for Pediatric Cancer Research

Anderson, a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Hui Feng, has received a three-year, $150,000 Young Investigator Award from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. 
Campus-wide PDPA Office Celebrates First Year
With the goal of providing a supportive and competitive environment for postdoctoral fellows, the Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs Office (PDPA) offers professional development opportunities and advising services to postdocs and their faculty mentors.

Sixteen students participated in the 26th Annual Rodman Ride for Kids held Sept. 24. See the Facebook album! 


More than 30 students showed off their many talents. Check the Facebook album!

In the Media inthemedia

Researchers Make Progress Toward Identifying CTE in the Living
Robert Stern, PhD 
Scientific American  

Spinal Tap Test Gauges Sports Concussion Severity

Robert Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FACSM

Does Hormonal Birth Control Put Women at Risk for Depression?
Katharine O'Connell White, 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.

A new academic year has begun, and with it new students, as well as faculty and staff on campus. In an emergency, everyone needs to be aware of basic emergency initial responses and actions to take, and whom to notify. Learn how you can be prepared in an emergency.

Join the BU Women's Guild at their first event of the 2016-17 academic year on the Medical Campus. Learn more.

Sponsored by the BU Police Department
Tuesdays: Nov. 1, 8, 15, all classes 5-8 p.m. 
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge
$10/person. Register now.  
This self defense class is for women only. Gym attire required.
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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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Medical Campus investigators, graduate students and faculty members are invited to this grant preparation workshop to learn more about the process of submitting individual research grants to the National Institutes of Health. Learn more.

Tuesday, Oct. 11 
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Housman Building, R103

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.

"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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