Boston University News Releases


23rd December, 2009
NFL Players Association to Support Brain Trauma Research at Boston University (BOSTON) – The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) announced today that it will collaborate with the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) to support the Center’s efforts to advance the study of the effects of repetitive...
22nd December, 2009
BU Law/UMass team awarded $150K for antibiotics-regulation study Access to effective antibiotics is critical to public health, but antibiotic resistance threatens to undermine many of the health gains from the past 60 years. Life in a post-antibiotic era would be rife with infectious diseases and many modern surgical procedures would be impossible. With...
21st December, 2009
First "World Water Masters Award" to Farouk El-Baz From the International Desalination Association and $10,000 for One Groundwater Well in Darfur in his Honor (Boston) – Dr. Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Research Professor in the Boston University College of Engineering, received the inaugural “World Water Masters Award” from the International Desalination Association (IDA). The award was presented in Dubai...
17th December, 2009
BUSM Appoints New Assistant Dean of Development (Boston) – Karen Engelbourg has been appointed to the position of assistant dean of development at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). In this role, Engelbourg will be responsible for the fundraising programs of the School. Engelbourg, a veteran development professional...
16th December, 2009
Researchers Find High Leptin Levels May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that higher leptin (a protein that controls weight and appetite) levels were associated with a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and dementia. The study, which appears in the December 16th issue of the Journal of the...
14th December, 2009
CampusOne Named BUworks Implementation Partner (Boston) — Boston University has selected CampusOne, a joint venture between LSI Consulting and EPI-USE America, Inc., to implement a new University-wide information system. The SAP® system will improve real-time access to information for human resources, financials, procurement, payroll, budget,...
11th December, 2009
BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Receives Five Year $4 Million Grant for the Seventh Consecutive Time (Boston) – The Boston University (BU) Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation recently received a five year, $4 million federal grant for its work as a research and training center (RTC) on improved employment outcomes for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Co-funded by the National Institute...
4th December, 2009
Boston University Academy Student Wins and Donates $2,500 to Boston University School of Medicine (Boston) – Boston University Academy sophomore and Natick resident Max Wallack was recently named a 2009 Build-A-Bear Huggable Hero and awarded $2,500 which he donated to the Boston University School of Medicine. Wallack was chosen from a group of international contenders as one of twelve grand-prize...
25th November, 2009
Researchers Identify Proteins In Lung Cancer Cells That May Provide Potential Drug Targets (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the Boston University Biomedical Engineering Department have identified a number of proteins whose activation allows them to distinguish between cancer and normal cells with almost 97 percent accuracy. In addition, the BU...
13th November, 2009
The Boston University College of Fine Arts presents the second season of the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) (Boston) – The Boston University College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the second season of the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), Boston University’s professional performing arts initiative. This season, BCAP will feature two productions running at the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie...