Boston University
School of Medicine Alumni Newsletter
September 2015

Greetings!  
 
September is a busy month, and for most, signals a new beginning or a fresh start.The academic year is in full swing, and there is a familiar buzz on the medical campus as students and faculty return to classes. 
 
While we traditionally celebrate BUSM alumni milestones and reunions in May, the BU University Alumni Weekend takes place on September 25-27. The agenda is full of opportunities to bring people who share common affinities together, and I think there are several activities you may be interested in attending. 
 
On Friday morning, Jeanette Clough, R.N., (SON '75), President & CEO, Mount Auburn Hospital will share her background and thoughts on healthcare and public health in an interview conducted by the new Dean of the School of Public Health, Sandro Galea. Come to Hiebert Lounge, 7:30 - 9:30 am and learn from a great alumna healthcare leader at a networking breakfast.
 
On Saturday, Robert Jackler, M.D. (MED 79), an otologist-neurotologist specializing in complex ear diseases, will receive the Boston University Alumnus Award at noon in the George Sherman Union.This Award is the most prestigious of all awards conferred by the Boston University Alumni Association and is presented to alumni who have distinguished themselves by bringing credit to their communities, their profession and the University. 
 
Immediately following the ceremony and luncheon, in the same venue, Dr. Jackler will present an interactive discussion on the effects of tobacco advertising, marketing and promotion.  If your schedule permits,I encourage you to attend. (Click on the "med" box.)
 
In the coming weeks we will provide bagels, yogurt and coffee to first and second year medical students prior to their exams. We let them know this is available to them thanks to the generosity of alumni who came before them.  Consider making your annual fund contribution to help us continue this recent initiative! 



 
    
Jean Ram sey, MD '90 MPH '08  
Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
Vice Chair of Education and Program Director of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics


Campus Report


 
Will chair prestigious group that addresses funding, residencies, student debt.


School of Public Health survey reported that half of Medical Campus students had sought mental health care of some sort.

 
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million people in the U.S. making it one of the most common reasons patients seek medical care.
 
 
Nahid Bhadeliaa MED assistant professor and director of infection control and medical response at NEID, launches effort to help unpaid local health teams.

 
 
Labs need new tools to interpret crime scene DNA. A team of BU forensic scientists is on the case. 
Students in Action

 
31 students elected to   the national honor medical society organized exclusively for educational purposes.
Special Event 
Saturday, September 26


Alumnus Robert Jackler (MED'79), a 2015 BU Distinguished Alumni Award winner, will present an interactive discussion on the effects of tobacco advertising, marketing, and promotion.

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