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February 14, 2016
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BUMC Provost and BUSM Dean Karen Antman, MD, and Ken Grundfast, MD, Chair of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, announce the establishment of the Strong-Vaughan Professorship in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

New Study Reveals Incidence of Dementia May Be Declining
A FHS study offers hope that some dementia cases might be preventable - or at least delayed - according to Sudha Seshadri, MD, neurology.

Nicole Spartano, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, identified a direct correlation between poor fitness and brain volume decades later, which indicates accelerated brain aging.
Computerized Rehab Helps Brain Injury Survivors

Yelena Bogdanova, PhD, psychiatry, and her colleagues have found that computerized cognitive rehabilitation can improve attention and executive functioning in brain injury survivors.  
In the Media Media

Education May Cut Dementia Risk, Study Finds
Sudha Seshadri, MD, neurology

Couch Potatoes May Have Smaller Brains Later in Life
Nicole Spartano, PhD, post-doctoral fellow

The NFL Still Won't Tackle Brain Trauma at the Super Bowl
Robert Stern, PhD, neurology, neurosurgery, anatomy & neurobiology; director of clinical research, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Program. 

Mystery Solved: Why That 'Opioid-Induced Constipation' Super Bowl Ad?
Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, medicine

Announcements Announce
President's Day Transportation and Parking Services

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for parking, MBTA, and shuttle information
on President's Day, Feb. 15.

Feb. 15: Submissions Open for 11th Annual John McCahan Education Day

Mark your calendar for the 11th Annual John McCahan Education Day on May 25. This year's theme is Interactive Learning. 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.
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BUSM 2016 graduating students are asked to submit orders for this year's Commencement ceremony. Read more.

Private Funding Opportunities, April Deadlines

The Private Funding Opportunities Bulletin with April deadlines is now available on the Research website. Read more.

Faculty Action Items Faculty

BUSM faculty are asked to submit orders for 2016 Faculty Commencement Regalia.
Order online now.

All areas of translational research related to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of human disease will be considered. Read more.

Please join your colleagues from across the medical campus to showcase your work and discuss science at an informal and collegial reception. Read more.

Inaugural BUMC Faculty Research Day
Thursday, March 31, 4-6 p.m., Hiebert Lounge

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

Friday, Feb. 19, Noon, BUSM Instructional Building, L110.

Lunch will be served. RSVP here.    
Save the Date SavetheDate
Monday, Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m.
Charles River Campus, Florence & Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road, River Room
BUSM General Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 3-4 p.m., BUSM Instructional Building, L110 

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