Tag: Boston Medical Center

SICKLE CELL TRAIT: Neglected opportunities in the era of genomic medicine

March 6, 2014, 11 am EST Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston)–While acknowledging the potential of genomics to prevent and treat disease, researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believe it is long past due to use current scientific data and technical advances to reduce the burden of sickle […]

Local researchers Awarded Grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 17, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) –Tony Godfrey, PhD, associate chair of research in the department of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), was recently awarded a two-year, $225,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education. […]

Geriatric Health Professionals Experience Added Burden When Caring for their Own Family Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 14, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) –In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that in addition to the well-known burdens of caring for an older family member, a further […]

Marathon Bombing Victims Aided by Rapid Response, Imaging of Injuries

Media Contacts: Dawn Peters (US) +1 781-388-8408 Ben Norman (UK) +44 (0) 1243 770375 sciencenewsroom@wiley.com The Boston Marathon bombing brought international attention back to the devastating effects of terrorism. There were numerous victims with severe injuries that needed immediate attention. A novel study in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley on behalf […]

BMC, BUSM Geriatrician Honored with Ewald W. Busse Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2013 Contact: Gina Orlando, (617) 638-8490, gina.orlando@bmc.org BMC, BUSM Geriatrician Honored with Ewald W. Busse Award (Boston) – Thomas Perls, MD, MPH, a geriatrician at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been honored with the Ewald W. Busse Research Award. […]

Robert J. Vinci, MD, Appointed Chief/Chair of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2013 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – West Roxbury resident Robert J. Vinci, MD, has been appointed Chief of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at BU School of Medicine (BUSM). For the past 20 […]

New Orthopaedic Surgeon joins BMC and BUSM faculty

Contact: Gina Orlando, (617) 638-8490, gina.orlando@bmc.org (Boston) – Robert J. Nicoletta, MD has joined Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) as an orthopaedic surgeon and assistant professor and co-director of sports medicine in the department of orthopaedic surgery. Nicoletta will see patients at both the Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center at […]

Boston University dentists’ invention picked by Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation: Center sees medical need and marketing potential

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617-638-4892, jackier@bu.edu (Boston) – The Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation has selected Drs. Robert Gyurko and Serge Dibart’s idea for a novel piezoelectric knife design and implant to accommodate narrow ridges as one of two research projects to support this year.  This is the first time the Center, which collaborates withh BU, BMC, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, […]

'Tis the Season (for Seasonal Affective Disorder that is)

It’s October and while that crisp autumn air is a refreshing change from the dog days of summer, fall also means the days are growing shorter and shorter. With decreased daylight, many people start to feel the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). For more info about SAD and how to combat it, check out the […]

Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life

Today starting at 9AM ,  leading experts will debate heathcare ideas and others as part of the 2010 William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. This year’s topic is “Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life?”  featuring lecturer David Cutler. Panelists include Alice Coombs, M.D. President […]