Category: Research

Study Finds Racial Disparity in Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions

Dr. Astha Singhal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), published a study that found a racial disparity in the rate of opioid prescriptions for emergency department visits. Titled “Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Opioid Prescriptions at Emergency Department Visits for […]

Dr. Janket Represents GSDM at International Congress on Autoimmunity

By Jason Stevens Dr. Sok-Ja Janket of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) attended the 10th International Congress on Autoimmunity in Leipzig, Germany, this April. At this conference, which attracted over 2,000 attendees from around the world, Dr. Janket chaired an inaugural session dedicated to integument and oral mucosal diseases in autoimmunity. […]

OCRI Hosts Lunch & Learn on Head & Neck Cancer Day

By Jason Stevens On Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Oral Cancer Research Initiative (OCRI) marked World Head & Neck Cancer Day with a Lunch & Learn. This event featured a variety of perspectives on head and neck cancer, including discussion of current research, clinical treatments, and patient […]

GSDM Shines Bright at 2016 John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day

A diverse community of educators and students gathered at the Boston University Medical School on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, for the eleventh annual John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day, which brings together Boston University Medical Campus faculty, staff, students, fellows, and residents for a productive, fast-paced day of lectures, presentations, and networking. Among the participants […]

Eszter Hegyi wins grant award from the National Pancreas Foundation

The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) recently announced its 2016 research grant recipients, and Dr. Eszter Hegyi, a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Center for Exocrine Disorders of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, received a one-year award for $50,000 to study the role of genomic rearrangements affecting chymotrypsin genes in chronic pancreatitis. Dr. Miklos Sahin-Toth, […]

Small RNAs are Big in Biology: BU Researchers Discover Unique Mechanism

Boston University researchers published a groundbreaking paper in “Molecular Cell” earlier this year, identifying a unique mechanism of guide RNA biogenesis. The paper, “Antisense Transcripts Delimit Exonucleolytic Activity of the Mitochondrial 3’ Processome to Generate Guide RNAs,” details a fundamentally novel molecular mechanism of making guide RNAs (gRNAs). This paper was authored by a team […]

GSDM Student Recognized with Table Clinician Award at Hinman Dental Meeting

The annual Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting was held on March 17-19, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia, and was attended by researchers and clinicians from across the country. Among those attending from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) was Dr. Jignesh Rudani AS 17, who gave a table clinic presentation. With nearly […]

Research Celebrated During Science Day 2016

On March 24, 2016, members of the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) gathered for Science Day, an annual event that highlights the exceptional research being conducted at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). The day started with a poster research session, followed by lunch, and a keynote presentation. The day concluded […]