As medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program, MED’s Alexander Walley is helping to save lives and reduce the commonwealth's opioid overdose death rate.
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- Cullen Washington Jr.: The Land Before WordsAll Day
- Spring Recess - University ClosedAll Day
- The Lightning Speed of the PresentAll Day
- ADC Lecture: "Sports and Military TBI: Pathways to Neurodegeneration"12:00pm
Ann McKee, a School of Medicine professor of neurology and pathology and a codirector of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, lectures on Sports and Military Traumatic Brain Injury: Pathways to Neurodegeneration. MED Instructional Building, Room L-112, 72 E. Concord St.; free and open to the public.
There are many reasons why people are obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which estimates that one-third of Americans are obese, attributes the epidemic to genes, diet, socioeconomic status, environment, and lifestyle, among other things. At BU, dozens of researchers are searching for a better understanding of the causes of, and for solutions to, a health problem associated with heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, and whose medical costs were $147 billion in 2008. In this four-part series, BU Today looks at their work in progress.
Fighting Fat: Solutions include education, urban beautification, crime control
Fighting Fat: BU researchers probe energy-burning brown type
Fighting Fat: SSW profs focus on roles of maternal employment, abuse