January 2018
Happy New Year!
 
I hope you had a special holiday season with friends and family. At BUSM, we closed out the year with Wine Down after Rounds, a celebration that brought together local alumni, medical students, and faculty for a night of live music, awards, and food. It was a memorable night!

Our thoughts have been with the people of Puerto Rico as they continue to show their resilience after Hurricane Maria hit last fall. One of our BUSM psychiatrists, also a PR native, packed up medical supplies and flew down to serve. You can read her first account of devastation and reassurance here.
 
As the new year begins, we are excited to announce more ways for you to revisit your alma mater for events that are meaningful to you. On April 5, I hope you can join us for the inaugural Black Ties for White Coats celebration honoring the career of Robert Witzburg, MD (MED '77). More information on that will be out shortly-save the date!
 
Alumni Weekend is happening in the fall this year, and the alumni team hopes you will join if this is a reunion year for you. With the Westin Copley as our host hotel, and engaging activities happening throughout the weekend, it's sure to be an unforgettable weekend.
 
I would love to see you at one of our future events, so be sure to keep connected  with us!
 
Have a great start to 2018, 

Jean E. 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  News
 
Nearly 150 students, faculty and alumni gathered in Hiebert Lounge on Dec. 4 to mingle, network and spread holiday cheer.

  

 
 
Dr. Witzburg honored for physician excellence with Jerome Klein Award

  

 

For this alumnas and fantasy camp star, tennis truly began at age 90.

  
 
Students in Action

Developed by faculty clinicians at BUSM and BMC, "Learning Moment" allows students to electronically log their learning experiences and share them with their peers.
 

Reena Bastin MED' 18 and Faizah Shareef MED' 21 chosen as two of 50 students nationwide to learn the core tenets of value-based care in the new STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) program.

The fourth-year student received the "Best Scientific and Educational Award" for her presentation on patient safety that combines the use of a book with high-definition video.

Her goal is to become a skilled and culturally sensitive physician and a curious and avid scientist who helps develop novel technologies to address today's medical needs.
School News

Lisa Fortuna, MD, who was born in Puerto Rico and spent childhood summers and a year of her medical residency there, volunteered with Project Hope on a humanitarian mission to the island.

NEIDL receives final approval to conduct research at Biosafety Level 4 after years of scrutiny by regulatory agencies and city, state, and federal officials

A new study strongly suggests that the brains of people who have died of Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease show a similar response to a lifetime of neurodegeneration.
Research Corner
Alumni Spotlight
 
   
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