BUSM This Week                                
March 27, 2016

News news
Avrum Spira, MD, MS, Marc Lenburg, PhD, and George O'Connor, MD, have entered into a four-year research collaboration to develop new approaches for identifying and treating COPD and lung cancer.

New Proteins May Explain Link Between Obesity-driven Diabetes and Cancer

For the first time, researchers lead by Gerald Denis, PhD, have determined how bromodomain proteins work in type 2 diabetes. The discovery may help explain the link between adult-onset diabetes and certain cancers.

Updates from virologists, epidemiologists, and physicians, revealed what scientists have learned about the virus since the 2015 outbreak in Brazil and how many questions remain.

Students and Faculty Volunteer at Museum of Science Brain Fair
The March 18-19 event, which coincided with Brain Injury Awareness Month, brought together local educators and researchers to teach visitors about the many fascinating aspects of brain development and health.

BUSM's fourth year med student, Michael Stratton, shares why he decided to become a doctor and gives a first-hand look into his Match Day 2016 experience #Match2016.
Watch the video.

In the Media inthemedia

J&J Expands Project That Aims to Predict, Prevent Diseases

Avrum Spira, MD, medicine, pathology and bioinformatics; director, Cancer Center
The New York Times

In N.F.L., Deeply Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Big Tobacco
Robert Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FACSM, neurosurgery


Ignition Lock Laws Cut Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths
Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH, medicine
Announcements announcements
Submit Works for BUMC Art Days

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 26th annual BUSM gallery for the arts. Read more.

BUSM researchers interested in submitting a NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) or a High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) have until Friday, April 1. 

April 10: Nominations Due for Office of Academic Affairs' Excellence in Service Award

The Office of Academic Affairs' Excellence in Service Award  recognizes BUSM administrators and staff whose outstanding work within the curriculum supports the success of the school, faculty and students. Click for nomination information.

Faculty Action Items facultyaction
BUSM will be holding its annual Admissions Open House on Saturday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Click here for more information and how you can help!

Giving Effective Feedback
Tuesday, March 29, Noon-1 p.m.; Wilkins Board Room

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

Fifth Annual Translational Research Symposium
In memory of David C. Seldin, MD, PhD (1957-2015)
Monday, March 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; BU George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.,
Metcalf Hall. Learn more.

Celebrating the Career of Carlos Kase, MD

All members of the medical campus are invited to pay tribute to Dr. Carlos Kase, who will be stepping down after 11 years as chief and chair of neurology.

Wednesday, March 30, 6 p.m.; Bakst Auditorium
Save the Datesavethedate
April 7 Symposium on Preventing Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 7, 5:30-8:00 p.m.; Charles River Campus, 1 Silber Way, Trustee Ballroom
Read more.
BUSM General Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, May 4, 2-3 p.m.; BUSM Instructional Building, L112


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