April 2017
Greetings,
 
BUSM community members have a reputation for going above and beyond in all that they do. Participation and the generosity displayed in this year's annual BU Giving Day were no exception. Not only did the university as an institution surpass many goals, the School of Medicine broke some of its own records as well. Together, 191 donors, comprised of alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff, raised nearly $70,000 in 24 hours. That's amazing!
 
Speaking of accomplishments, I'd like to highlight some of the incredible strides made by our students. Whether spearheading a peer-to-peer health education program for girls in India or competing against teams of experienced academic researchers and physician scientists in the NEJM Major International Data Challenge, our students continue to make strides in a way that brings much honor to the School. You can read their stories, along with the biographies of four students chosen as Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars, below. 
 
For those who are in a reunion year, what better way to reminisce on your own triumphs and memories at BUSM than to attend Alumni Weekend 2017? It's hard to believe, but this landmark event is right around the corner! We have quite the agenda planned, from the Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony and Luncheon to our Campus Experience, which will showcase new learning tools and innovative curricula. The class dinner on Saturday, May 6 is a must, too! Register here so you don't miss out. Even if it's not your reunion year, you can watch for photos and recaps post-event.
 
If you have a recent accomplishment you'd like to share with the office, we would love to read it through our online form.
 
Warm regards, 

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
Students in Action

BUSM students beat 141 teams, scientists from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and more.

Priya Shankar (BUSM '17) visited India on a service trip when she was 13 years old, and the experience transformed her life, launching a commitment to serving girls and women.

This award recognizes the development of an information technology tool that helps physicians practice medicine, teach medicine, or pursue clinical research.

School News

MED researchers' studies: both correlated with accelerated brain aging. 

Starting this fall, MED's new Health Sciences Education program will offer both a master's degree and certificate for health science educators. 

Major pharma company supports COPD, lung cancer research by Avi Spira MD.
Alumni in the News

After 44 years on the Medical Campus, 36 years on the BUSM faculty and 16 years as Associate Dean of Admissions, Dr. Robert Witzburg has announced his intention to retire on July 1, 2018.
The award recognizes distinguished contributions to the integration of behavioral medicine with traditional medicine.
Alumni Weekend
May 5-6 
 
Media Center
 
BUSM Giving Day: Dr. Douglas Hughes
BUSM Giving Day: Dr. Douglas Hughes
BUSM Giving Day: Dr. Bob Witzburg
BUSM Giving Day: Dr. Bob Witzburg

 
BUSM March for Science
Study: Daily Consumption of Sugary Beverages Affect the Brain
Study: Daily Consumption of Sugary Beverages Affect the Brain

Research Corner
Alumni Spotlight
 
 
   
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