BUSM This Week                                                 October 9, 2016
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A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by BUSM researchers.


While advances in medicine and technology have reduced casualties, brain health issues are a growing concern, with as many as 20 percent of veterans from recent wars being diagnosed with PTSD.


A team of investigators led by Christopher W. Akey, PhD, professor of Physiology & Biophysics, determined the first near atomic structure of the active apoptosome.


BUSM's Matthew Mendes will receive a $10,000 tuition-assistance scholarship. The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation granted Physicians of Tomorrow Awards to fifteen rising fourth-year medical students across the nation.


The findings, which appear in the journal Endocrine Practice, is the first report of the potential for a dramatic decrease in tobacco use by transgender women who receive medical care at a medical facility.

In the Media inthemedia
Boston Magazine

Anterior Hip Replacements: A Better Alternative for Many Patients

Eric Smith, MD

Family Classes Tied To Better School Performance For Poor Kids

Caroline Kistin, MD
Daily Herald

Don't Leave the Hospital Until You Know What Comes Next 

Suzanne Mitchell, MD
NBC News

Can People Live to 150? Probably Not, New Study Finds

Thomas Perls, MD, MPH
The BU Shuttle will not operate its daytime schedule, but will be running in the evening. All parking facilities will be open and regular rates apply. Monthly parkers should park in their assigned lot. Learn more.

Employee flu shots will be available Oct. 18 and 21, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Crosstown Building, Suite 400. Learn more.

Sponsored by the BU Police Department
Tuesdays: Nov. 1, 8, 15, all classes 5-8 p.m. 
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge
$10/person. Register now.  
This self defense class is for women only. Gym attire required.
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The Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI) is offering free, one-hour consultations through the Clinical Research Informatics and Technology Consultation (CRITC) Service for BU/BMC researchers.

The CRITIC consultations help researchers identify, develop and implement the effective and efficient use of information technology and informatics in their clinical studies. Learn more.   
Events Events
Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.

Medical Campus investigators, graduate students and faculty members are invited to this grant preparation workshop to learn more about the process of submitting individual research grants to the National Institutes of Health. Learn more.

Tuesday, Oct. 11 
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Housman Building, R103
Join the BU Women's Guild at their first event of the 2016-17 academic year on the Medical Campus. Learn more.

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October's Implementation in Progress will be led by Gemmae Fix, Research Assistant Professor, BU School of Public Health, Department of Health Law, Policy and Management and Research Scientist at VA's Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research. Dr. Fix will provide an overview of qualitative methods and how to incorporate them into an implementation science study. 

Tuesday, Oct. 25, noon-1 p.m.
Instructional Building, L109C
Open to all BUMC faculty and staff
Contact Caitlin Allen at cgallen@bu.edu for more details.

Presented by Chris Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4-5 p.m.
Charles River Campus 
635 Commonwealth Ave.  
Sargent College Room 101
Admission is free
Reception to follow in the Setterberg Lounge, 2nd floor
Contact Katy Staley at kstaley@bu.edu or 617-353-2705 for more details.

Provost Workshop: "The Health Consequences of Marijuana Use"
Faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff are invited to attend this seminar. Talks will cover the effects of marijuana use on primary care, child development, abuse potential, and health policy.

Monday, Dec. 5, 3-5 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge   


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