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January 17, 2016
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A new BUSM study, led by Avrum Spira, MD, MS, shows exposure to smoky coal may cause some of the same molecular changes as smoking cigarettes.

BUSM's Victoria Bolotina, PhD, and investigators say the discovery may lead to better understanding of the disease, early diagnosis and therapeutic development.

The findings, according to Katya Ravid, DSc, PhD, may lead to new treatments for clotting associated with atherosclerosis, cancer, heart attacks and strokes.

In the Media


Football's Dangers, Illustrated by One Young Man's Brain
Ann McKee, MD, neuropathology


Doctors May Be Telling Too Many Women 'You're Having A Big Baby'
Ronald Iverson, MD, obstetrics & gynecology

Vice News
Asperger Syndrome Seems More Prevalent Among Kids Who Identify as Opposite Gender
Joshua Safer, MD, medicine
Due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some BUMC parking and commuter transportation services will be affected. Read more.

Calling all BUSM scientists, physicians and medical students! BUSM and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science wants you to participate in the 2016 Flame Challenge! 

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., Keefer Auditorium

Official BU School of Medicine gear is available to students, faculty, staff, and friends in partnership with the Boston University Bookstore. You may order online.

The Office of Enrichment is seeking research experiences for medical students for summer 2016. The Medical Student Summer Research Program introduces first-year students to the principles of research and provides a mentorship experience with a BUMC faculty member.
Student applications are due March 21.

Projects Sought for 2016 Lynne Stevens Award

The Department of Family Medicine at BUSM and BMC is seeking entries for the 2016 Lynne Stevens Award for a research and practice improvement project on healthcare responses to violence against women. 
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

Medical Ethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust: The Nazi Doctors, Racial Hygiene, Murder and Genocide
In memory of Robert Berger, MD, BUSM '56, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient 1982, Director of Cardiovascular Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Wednesday, Jan. 20, Noon-1:20 p.m.; BUSM Instructional Building, Room 109 A-B

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