BUSM This Week                                                           July 10, 2016
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Targeted Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Emphysema

A recent study supports the role of direct gene delivery to the lung as a promising therapy for emphysema and other inherited diseases, according to Andrew Wilson, MD.




Study Shows Effectiveness of Simple Test to Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer's
 
According to corresponding author, Robert Stern, PhD, the test may assist in the early detection of cognitive impairment and guide referral for more comprehensive evaluation.




Preclinical Heart Failure Is More Common Than You Think

Recent study by Assistant Professor of Medicine Vanessa Xanthakis, PhD, finds that nearly 60 percent of Framingham Heart Study participants have preclinical heart failure. This finding has serious implications on heart failure prevention efforts.






Vote for Jane Mendez!
 
Jane Mendez, MD, is in the running as one of People's (en Espanol) 25 Most Influential Latina Women! Your vote decides who deserves to be a part of this list.




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The NFL's Most Important People

No. 7 -- Robert Stern, PhD
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Pain Expert: Judge the Opioid Treatment, Not the Patient
 
Daniel Alford, MD, MPH

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
 
Barbara Corkey, PhD

Announcements announcements
Judy Lai, Manager of Office of Resource Scheduling, to Retire
 
Judy Lai, Manager of the BUMC IT-EdMedia Office of Resource Scheduling, is retiring after 10 years of service.  After July 22, please contact Resource Scheduler Michael Glumac at 638-4040. Continue to email your requests for rooms to emc_roomscheduling_bumc@bu.edu as this alerts the scheduling team of your room needs.


Outreach Van Project Clothing Drive
 
The BUMC Outreach Van Project is looking for gently used clothing, towels and bedding. Donation bins can be found outside of Bakst Auditorium and in the Medical Student Residence lobby. For questions, contact outreach@bu.edu.


BU-CTSI Offering Free Research Consults

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

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Biomedical Engineering and the Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) have established a new collaborative program to accelerate the commercialization of clinician-inspired medical device innovations. Learn more.  
 
CIIS Pilot Grant Program Seeks Applicants

The Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences seeks pilot projects that will improve the processes and outcomes of health care delivery, particularly in safety net settings.

Application deadline: July 15 at 11:59 p.m.
Funding decision: Aug. 15, 2016
Earliest start: Sept. 1, 2016

Learn more about the pilot and how to apply.

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.

Save the Date SavetheDate
July 21: Reforms in Medical Education 

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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