BUSM This Week                                
May 15, 2016
News news
BUSM faculty, staff, families and friends celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2016 at commencement exercises Thursday, May 12 at Agganis Arena. Read more and view the Facebook album.

GMS Graduates: Make a Difference in People's Lives  

A sea of red robes filled Metcalf Hall in BU's George Sherman Union on Friday, May 13, as students from the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences received their diplomas. Read more and view the Facebook album. 

Study: Many Patients Abusing Drugs and Alcohol are Self-Medicating Chronic Pain

Chronic pain should be treated as part of the long-term strategy for recovery according to Daniel Alford, MD, MPH. 

Findings by Maria Trojanowska, PhD and Stefano Monti, PhD appear in PLoS ONE
The third-year medical student received the Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship Award and the American Society of Hematology 2016 Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists award.

Liat Bird, BUSM '16, Wins Second Place in National Essay Award

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Helen H. Glaser National Student Essay contest recognized Liat Bird,
BUSM '16. 
In the Media inthemedia

Youth Football Bans Kickoffs For Kids Under 10 One Day Before Congressional Hearing
Robert Stern, PhD     
HealthDay News

Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey
Daniel Alford, MD, MPH
Alzheimer's News Today

Tau Protein Turns and Clusters Under Chronic Cell Stress, Study Finds

Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD 
Announcements announcements
CREST Program: Now Accepting Applications

The Clinical Research Training (CREST) Program is now accepting applications through Oct. 14, 2016. Apply here and learn more about this interactive, mentored training program.

Funding Resources Website Available

Looking for new funding sources? Overwhelmed by searching for private foundation funding? Faculty, fellows, students and staff are encouraged to explore a new tool on the BUSM Research website.

Registration Open for 11th Annual BUMC McCahan Education Day

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


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.

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Monday, May 16, Noon-1 p.m.; Evans Building, Room 118

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

Save the Datesavethedate
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.

May 25: Cine-Forum: "Enemy of the Reich"

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs invites you to a cine-forum on the critically acclaimed movie, "Enemy of the Reich." Executive Producer Alex Kronemer will be in attendance; an open discussion with audience participation will follow the movie.

Wednesday, May 25, 6-9 p.m.; Keefer Auditorium, E111

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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