Boston University News Releases


28th July, 2011
BUSM Professor Honored with Excellence and Innovation in Education and Training Award (Boston) – Kermit A. Crawford, PhD, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Award for Excellence in Diversity Training by the Association...
27th July, 2011
Gout Prevalence Swells in U.S. Over Last Two Decades A new study shows the prevalence of gout in the U.S. has risen over the last twenty years and now affects 8.3 million (4 percent) Americans. Prevalence of increased uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) also rose, affecting 43.3 million (21 percent) adults in the U.S. Greater frequency of obesity and...
25th July, 2011
Researchers Identify Risk Factor Pathways for PTSS in Female and Male Veterans (Boston) - Researchers affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that risk factors for post-traumatic stress symptomatology (PTSS) among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operational Iraqi Freedom (OIF) male veterans were relatively similar to what was observed in a prior...
25th July, 2011
BUSM Researchers Awarded $9 Million to Investigate New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease Using iPS Cells (Boston) - Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) were recently awarded a five-year $9 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to mass-produce sickle cell anemia-specific induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells. Under the direction of principal...
22nd July, 2011
Milford student educating moms and moms-to-be (Boston)–Neelam Shah, a second-year dental student at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) and Milford native, wants women to know how important oral health is during and after pregnancy. To correct the myths that Shah says many women believe to be fact, Shah will...
21st July, 2011
BUSM Researchers Awarded $3.5 Million Grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Boston) - Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) were recently awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), to improve upon the “seek, test, treat, and retain” paradigm in Eastern Europe among HIV-infected...
19th July, 2011
Boston University Names Avrum Spira its Innovator of the Year (Boston) – Boston University School of Medicine Associate Prof. Avrum Spira has won the university’s 2011 Innovator of the Year award which recognizes a BU faculty member whose cutting-edge research and ideas lead to the formation of companies that benefit society at large. Spira’s...
15th July, 2011
Boston City Council Recognizes Smart Smiles for Treating 4000 Kids and Counting Contacts: Jackie Rubin Assistant Director of Publications & Media Relations Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 617-638-4892, jackier@bu.edu Andrea Grossman Public Relations Specialist Health Sciences...
12th July, 2011
BUSM Professor Selected as American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist (Boston) – Kenneth Walsh, PhD, FAHA, the Aram V. Chobanian Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been named a 2011 American Heart Association (AHA) Distinguished Scientist. The AHA designated...
12th July, 2011
BUSM Researchers Urge Awareness of Dietary Iodine Intake in Postpartum Korean Women Living in the US (Boston) – Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have brought attention to the potential health impacts for Korean and Korean-American women and their infants from consuming brown seaweed soup. Seaweed is a known source of dietary iodine, particularly in Korea; however, there...
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