Boston University News Releases


29th July, 2008
Researchers Find Use of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers are Associated with Lower Incidence, Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease Boston, MA—Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have, for the first time, found that angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)—a particular class of anti-hypertensive medicines—are associated with a striking decrease in the occurrence and progression of dementia. Data from this...
24th July, 2008
F. David Schneider, M.D., Receives Leadership Award (Boston)-July 19, 2008 — F. David Schneider, M.D., of San Antonio, Texas, has been given the prestigious Sam A. Nixon, M.D., Leadership Award by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Schneider received the award during TAFP’s 59th Annual Session and Scientific Assembly in Houston on July 19....
23rd July, 2008
WBUR Wins Three Top Public Radio News Directors Awards (Boston) – WBUR, 90.9 FM, Boston’s NPR news station, garnered three Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) “firsts,” the most wins among National Public Radio Division A stations across the country, plus one runner-up prize, announced John Davidow, WBUR news director. The awards,...
11th July, 2008
Researchers: Program Discourages HIV Transmission In Russia (Boston)-Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that sexual behavior counseling during drug addiction treatment should be considered an important component among Russian substance-dependent individuals, in order to decrease risky sexual...
7th July, 2008
Disclosing Violence To Primary Care Or Obstetrics/Gynecology Physicians Most Beneficial (Boston, MA)—Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that patients who disclose intimate partner violence (IPV) to their clinicians of any type did not experience serious harm. However, those who disclosed IPV in a primary care or obstetrics/gynecology...
1st July, 2008
BMC Names Vice-President for Quality and Patient Safety/Chief Quality Officer (Boston)-William M. Barron, MD, FACP, MMM, has been named to the newly created position of Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety/Chief Quality Officer at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Barron will lead BMC's health care quality and safety programs, focusing on improving the effectiveness,...