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International Civil Right Leaders gather in Boston to Reinvigorate the Prophetic Call of Equality: During the 50th Anniversary of The Voting Rights Act

By Margaret Waterman
July 30th, 2015 in 2015, News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2015 CONTACT: Kem Anyanwu at 212.470.6736 or mediakem@gmail.com International Civil Right Leaders gather in Boston to Reinvigorate the Prophetic Call of Equality: During the 50th Anniversary of The Voting Rights Act (Boston)—The Social Justice Institute convening on the campus of Boston University will welcome national and international civil rights leaders, scholars, politicians and... More

Experts Media Alert – Tom Brady and “Deflategate”

By Margaret Waterman
July 29th, 2015 in 2015, Adam Naylor, Chris Cakebread, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Michael Harper, News Releases, Questrom School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, Susan Fournier.

Months after the "Deflategate" controversy sprung up in the wake of the New England Patriots' AFC Championship win against the Indianapolis Colts in January, NFL officials have again ruled to uphold Patriots QB Tom Brady's four game suspension. Guilty or not, Brady will have to take the issue up in federal court to... More

Midlife High Blood Pressure May Negatively Impact the Brain Years Later

By Margaret Waterman
July 16th, 2015 in 2015, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 16, 2015 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Midlife High Blood Pressure May Negatively Impact the Brain Years Later (Boston)--Having high blood pressure in your 50’s may impact your ability to keep track or plan ahead in your 80’s. This study reports a connection between high blood pressure at a younger... More

Experts Media Alert – New Horizons spacecraft ready to make historic flyby of Pluto

By Jo Breiner
July 9th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Experts Media Alert, John Clarke, Michael Mendillo, News Releases.

After traveling 3.6 billion miles through space, The New Horizons spacecraft is set to come within 6,200 miles of Pluto in less than one week. The space probe will make history at 7:49 a.m. on July 14 as it becomes the first spacecraft to do a flyby of the dwarf planet. NASA launched New... More

Experts Media Alert – Terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, & Kuwait

By Jo Breiner
June 26th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Experts Media Alert, News Releases, Pardee School of Global Studies, William Keylor.

Terrorists have killed dozens and injured many more people in attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait. Early reports believe the attacks are the work of Islamic radicals. The first attack occurred at an American-owned gas factory in France. William Keylor, a professor of history and international relations at BU's  Pardee School of... More

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health Recognizes BUSM for Building Capacity in Hospital Nutrition

By Margaret Waterman
June 24th, 2015 in 2015, News Releases, School of Medicine.

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2015 Contact: Amy Gorel, 617-638-6822, agorel@bu.edu  Vietnam’s Ministry of Health Recognizes BUSM for Building Capacity in Hospital Nutrition  BOSTON—Carine Lenders, MD, MS, ScD, Associate Professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Physician Nutrition Specialist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Elizabeth Henry, DrPH, MHS, More

Future Physicians More Inclined to Embrace Genomic Medicine than Practicing Physicians

By Margaret Waterman
June 24th, 2015 in 2015, News Releases, School of Medicine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 24, 2015 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Future Physicians More Inclined to Embrace Genomic Medicine than Practicing Physicians (Boston)—Medical students showed a greater acceptance of using approaches in genomic medicine, a key element in the practice of precision medicine, to treat patients as compared to physicians currently in practice according... More

Rapid Skin Improvement Seen after Treating Systemic Sclerosis Patients with Fresolimumab

By Margaret Waterman
June 22nd, 2015 in 2015, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

EMBARGOED by the Journal of Clinical Investigation until June 22, 2015, 4 pm ET CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Rapid Skin Improvement Seen after Treating Systemic Sclerosis Patients with Fresolimumab (Boston)— A major treatment breakthrough for total body scarring of the skin that occurs in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), also known as scleroderma, may... More

Local Physician Receives Life Time Achievement Award for Work involving Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

By Margaret Waterman
June 22nd, 2015 in 2015, News Releases, School of Medicine, Uncategorized.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 22, 2015 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Local Physician Receives Life Time Achievement Award for Work involving Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Boston)--Michael Charness, MD, professor of neurology and associate dean of veterans affairs at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Chief of Staff of the VA Boston Health Care... More

BUSM Researcher Receives $1.6 million NIH grant for Pneumonia Research

By Margaret Waterman
June 19th, 2015 in 2015, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 19, 2015 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu BUSM Researcher Receives $1.6 million NIH grant for Pneumonia Research (Boston)—Joseph Mizgerd, ScD, professor of medicine, microbiology and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and director of the University’s Pulmonary Center, recently was awarded $1.6 million from the National Institutes of... More

Experts Media Alert – Charleston church shooting

By Jo Breiner
June 19th, 2015 in 2015, Experts Media Alert, News Releases, Sandro Galea, School of Public Health.

A gunman opened fire in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina killing nine people. The mass shooting, which is being investigated as a hate crime, once again has people talking about gun violence, racism, and hate crimes. Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University's School of Public Health, is an... More

Early Menarche May Be Important in Development of Aggressive Breast Cancer in African-American Women

By Margaret Waterman
June 17th, 2015 in 2015, News Releases, School of Medicine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Contacts: Deborah Pettibone Roswell Park Cancer Institute 716-845-4919; deborah.pettibone@roswellpark.org Katy A. Jones UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center 919-962-3405; katy_jones@med.unc.edu Gina DiGravio-Wilczewski Boston University School of Medicine 617-638-8480; ginad@bu.edu Early Menarche May Be Important in Development of Aggressive Breast Cancer in African-American Women Multicenter research team uncovers difference in ER-positive & ER-negative breast cancer pathways BUFFALO, N.Y. More

Erectile Dysfunction Worsened, Testosterone Levels Decreased by Some Drugs for Treatment of Prostate Enlargement  

By Kira Jastive
June 12th, 2015 in News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2015 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu (Boston)--Men with benign prostate enlargement who used finasteride (also known as proscar and propecia) to treat their condition, experienced worsening erectile dysfunction (ED) that did not resolve with continued treatment. In addition, they experienced a reduction in their testosterone levels leading to... More

Experts Media Alert – SCOTUS to rule on same-sex marriage

By Jo Breiner
June 5th, 2015 in 2015, Experts Media Alert, Katharine Silbaugh, Linda McClain, News Releases, Robert Volk, School of Law.

In April, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage. The case, Obergefell v Hodges, is a consolidation of earlier same-sex marriage cases and is limited by the court to two questions: 1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? and... More

Experts Media Alert – SCOTUS to rule on King v. Burwell

By Jo Breiner
June 2nd, 2015 in 2014, Abigail Moncrieff, David K. Jones, Experts Media Alert, George Annas, Kevin Outterson, News Releases, Questrom School of Business, School of Law, School of Public Health, Wendy Mariner.

For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court is set to rule on a question which challenges the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In March, the court heard arguments on the case King v. Burwell, which deals with a unanimous federal appeals court ruling that upheld Internal Revenue Service regulations allowing health-insurance... More

Experts Media Alert – Pew Research Center study on America’s changing religious landscape

By Jo Breiner
May 28th, 2015 in 2015, Christopher H. Evans, Experts Media Alert, Nancy Ammerman, News Releases, Pamela Lightsey.

A new study by the Pew Research Center found that the share of Christians in the United States dropped from 78.4% to 70.6% between 2007 and 2014, while those Americans who say they are not religiously affiliated increased from 16.1% to 22.8% during the same period. What does mean for... More

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Receives $3M Bequest from beloved alumni and faculty member Dr. Oreste Zanni

By Emily Truax
May 18th, 2015 in 2015, News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2015 Contact: Mary Becotte Director, Communications & External Relations Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 617-638-5147, becottem@bu.edu (Boston) - The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine announced at Commencement on Friday, May 15 that it has received a bequest of more than 3 million... More

Boston University’s 142nd Commencement Address: Meredith Vieira

By Kira Jastive
May 17th, 2015 in News Releases.

Meredith Vieira Journalist and TV Host Boston University Commencement Speech Nickerson Field May 17, 2015 MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2015, PARENTS, PRESIDENT BROWN, TRUSTEES, HONORED GUESTS, FACULTY, FRIENDS… I FIND IT SO FITTING THAT BOSTON UNIVERSITY STARTED OUT AS A SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY BECAUSE TODAY PARENTS ARE SAYING THANK YOU GOD…WE THOUGHT THIS DAY MIGHT... More

Boston University’s 142nd Commencement Baccalaureate Address: Cornell William Brooks

By Kira Jastive
May 17th, 2015 in News Releases.

Cornell William Brooks (STH'87) President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  Boston University Baccalaureate Speech Marsh Chapel May 17, 2015 Good morning. It is such an honor—a humbling honor—to be home after so many years, and to stand in the history-laden pulpit where I preached my first sermon so many... More

Experts Media Alert – Discharge proceedings against Navy Nurse for Refusing to Force-Feed at Gitmo Dropped

By Jo Breiner
May 13th, 2015 in 2015, Experts Media Alert, George Annas, News Releases, School of Public Health.

The U.S. Navy announced that a Naval nurse who refused to force-feed prisoners at Guantanamo will not face discharge proceedings and can now return to work. George Annas, Chair and Professor of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights at Boston University's School of Public Health, offers the following comments on the decision: Ever since 9/11, More