BUSM This Week                                
May 1, 2016

News news
Research led by Nancy Kressin, PhD, shows there is wide variability in dense breast notifications across states and most are difficult to read and understand. Watch the video.

Ravid Receives Fulbright Award

Katya Ravid, DSc, professor of medicine and biochemistry, is the first to receive this honor in biomedical research at BU.

Keane Receives ADAA Highest Honor

Terence M. Keane, PhD, psychiatry, clinical psychology and assistant dean for research, recognized by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Larson Named Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs

Allison Larson, MD, dermatology, has been appointed Assistant Dean in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Justin Slade, Leslie Maness, Molly Zielenbach and Brandyn Castro, all BUSM '16, have been selected as Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars.

Two Students Win MMS Essay Contest

Gianpaolo Carpinito and Danielle Eble, both BUSM'19, will split the prize for their winning essay A Brief Era of Rational Therapeutics: The Trials and Regulations of Chester S. Keefer, MD.
In the Media inthemedia
Letters Telling Women About Breast Density Are Often Too Darn Dense
Nancy Kressin, PhD 
NFL Needs Big Changes to Concussion Policy, and So Does Everyone Else: Expert
Ann McKee, MD 
BU Today

Unraveling Alzheimer's Disease

This week, BU Today takes a closer look at the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center and it's continued research, clinical care and commitment to education with a five part series. 
Announcements announcements
The Office of Academic Affairs seeks nominations for the Voluntary Faculty Award of Excellence. Submit nominations. All faculty, staff and students may submit nominations. Learn more.

May 2: Registration Opens for 11th Annual BUMC McCahan Education Day

Guest Speaker: Dr. Colin Montpetit.
This year's theme is Interactive Learning.
Register now.

Do you have an idea that you believe has commercial potential? Reserve a 20-minute session
at B-BIC Pitch Day. Your ideas are protected by your organization's IP policies. You also will learn if B-BIC funding is a good fit for your research.

Maintenance work on the DOB and 710 Albany Street garages begins Monday, May 16. This work is expected to last three months. Learn more about temporary parking changes.

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

BUSM Commencement 2016

Click here for the schedule of events and other commencement information.

BUSM General Faculty Meeting

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

View the meeting agenda.

Learn more about research and funding opportunities from the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center, Evans Center and the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Office. Open to faculty and trainees. Reception to follow.

Wednesday, May 4, 3-5 p.m.; Hillel House, 213 Bay State Rd., 4th floor.

22nd Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day

Keynote Speaker: James Bradner,MD, president of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.

Friday, May 6, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Hiebert Lounge

Save the Datesavethedate
Celebrate the Strong-Vaughn Professorship

Come celebrate the establishment of the
M. Stuart Strong and Charles W. Vaughan Professorship in Otolaryngology.

Monday, May 16, 5 p.m., Hiebert Lounge 
RSVP by email to busmdev@bu.edu, or call (617) 638-4570

Inflammation Symposium May 23, Registration Required

Monday, May 23, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Learn more about the symposium schedule.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact program administrator, Francisco Patino.

The Opioid & Heroin Epidemic: A Public Health Issue
Sponsored by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

Speakers include: James Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation; Paula Gilligan, Mother and Advocate; Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO, The Dimock Center; and Leonard Campanello, Chief of Police, City of Gloucester.

Wednesday, May 25, 6 p.m.; Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 210 Morrissey Boulevard; Columbia Point, Boston. Registration required.  

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