BUSM This Week                                
January 10, 2016

The author of more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, Ann McKee, MD, is internationally known as a foundational figure in the field of CTE.

Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD, is the recipient of a two-year,
$500,000 award in Alzhiemer's Disease Drug Discovery Research from the Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation.

BUSM investigators,  including corresponding author Sam Thiagalingam, PhD, have pinpointed a gene that plays a significant role in the development of breast cancer to metastatic disease.

Renowned surgeon, writer and public health
researcher, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, talks about his
new book and offers insight into end of life care. 

In the Media

House Democrats Seek Records Relating to Alleged NFL 'Veto Power' in NIH Concussion Study

Robert Stern, PhD, neurology, neurosurgery, anatomy & neurobiology

Football Player Had 'Worst' Brain Trauma Seen
in Someone So Young, Doctor Says

Ann McKee,
MD, neuropathology

Prescriptions Continue After Painkiller ODs

Marc LaRochelle, MD, MPH, medicine

Medicaid May Soon Pay For Some Inpatient
Addiction Treatment

Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH, medicine


Three faculty members have been appointed as Assistant Deans in the BUSM Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Read more.

The Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching is given each year at graduation to the outstanding educator at the School of Medicine. Nominations are due Monday, Feb. 22.
Read more.

In order to maintain parking facilities and sustain services, BUMC's Parking and Transportation Services will be implementing a modest increase in employee parking rates effective Feb. 1.
Faculty Action Items
Jan. 11 Deadline: BU Cancer Center Call for Membership 

Applicants should send a short cover letter describing their interest in center membership and an up-to-date CV or biosketch that lists current and pending grant support to Jessica Vick at jlvick@bu.edu, by Monday, Jan. 11.  

BU-CTSI Funding Opportunity Deadline 

The BU-CTSI can support two individuals for a total of $3,000 each to attend a seminar or conference. For more information, visit the CTSI website and submit material by Jan. 15 to Sharon Tomlinson at ctsiadmin@bu.edu.
Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week. 

MLK & Kazi Nazrul Islam: The Spirit of Inclusion
Guest speaker: Winston E. Langley, provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and professor of political science and international relations at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Wednesday, Jan. 20, Noon-1 p.m., Hiebert Lounge

Jan. 27 Town Hall Meeting: Medical Campus Public Safety 
BU Medical Campus students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Department of Public Safety and their partners from the Boston University Police and the Boston Police departments at a town meeting.
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3:30-5 p.m., Hiebert Lounge
Save the Date
Fifth Annual Translational Research Symposium 
In memory of David C. Seldin, MD, PhD (1957-2015)
Monday, March 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Location TBA

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