Boston University                                                                        November 2016
School of Medicine Alumni Newsletter 

The season of giving and thanks is quickly approaching. Alumni regularly express their gratefulness to BUSM for the education and training they received.  I reassure alums that programs they remember fondly, such as Home Medical Service, continue to exist and positively impact the students today as they did when we were there.  BUSM was a special place and continues to be a special place because of the generosity of alumni like you. Click here to remind yourself about the rich history of our institution. 
You can see the impact of giving everywhere, from the brand new  Godley Digital Media Studio  to  Medical Equipment Day , when all first-year students received their stethoscopes donated by BUSM alumni. Students' gratitude for this vital piece of medical equipment shines through, and they consider it to be a benchmark in their medical careers. As one student noted, it means so much to feel welcomed into the medical field by another doctor who is a BUSM graduate. So in this season of giving thanks, please consider making a gift to BUSM and immediately enrich students' learning environment.
As a reflection of gratitude, the Alumni Association has been posting about the tremendous efforts of  Phonathon volunteers . Updates on the successes of the two nights of calling can be found on our new  Instagram page . Check it out and follow us for future recaps!
The office also posts updates on BUSM initiatives and fun events, including the annual fund supplementary need-based scholarship, coffee and bagels before major exams, summer research experiences, wellness initiatives, and the occasional build-your-own ice cream sundae study break. These are all opportunities you can be a part of.
I continue to be inspired by our community and their commitment to giving back and making change. Take  Caroline Moore-Kochlacs, PhD  who has given back to Boston Medical Center after receiving cancer treatments there. Her fundraising idea was creative, and she far surpassed her $20,000 goal. Ambition and generosity like hers is what this time of year is all about.

Hope your holidays are filled with joy.

With much gratitude,

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

Alumni in the News

Abilene physician designs app to help patients track blood pressure, blood glucose.
Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs Dr. Jean Ramsey, and other physicians in the ophthalmology department, named as one of "50 Ophthalmologists to Know."
Students in Action

Bryan Anker 
MED '18 talks about his documentary film about HIV+ children in China. 
The student group is committed to establishing social responsibility as a core value of surgical practice.
Campus Report

Cancer survivor gives Boston Medical Center a $20,000 hat tip.

The professorship honors Dr. Seldin, who died June 27, 2015.

BUSM researchers have identified two new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) among African Americans. 

Researchers have determined that two Phase 1 drugs  can work together to efficiently kill T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells.
BUSM Photos
Medical Equipment Day 2016

Phonathon Fall 2016

Digital Media Center

BUSM Videos/Audio
BUSM Researchers announced that former NFL player Kevin Turner had CTE.

The 'Doctresses Of Medicine': The World's 1st Female Medical School Was Established In Boston

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