Rochelle Walensky, NIH Budget, AI at NSF


Kevin Outterson of the School of Law and CARB-X testified about the public health threat of antimicrobial resistance at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on April 28th.

Nahid Bhadelia of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research headlined an alumni event for Washington-area Terriers on May 4th. Vice President for Alumni Engagement Erika Jordan and Katherine Hargadon of Development and Alumni Relations were in attendance.



Last week, a subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing to examine the Biden Administration's proposed budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2024. Senators voiced bipartisan interest in growing the NIH budget above the President's proposed 1.7% increase and mentioned research in Alzheimer's disease, substance use, and mental health as priorities for their constituents. Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) expressed concerns about an NIH-funded researcher who was able to transfer his grants to a new institution after leaving a previous university in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) criticized the NIH FIRST initiative, which aims to support universities as they create environments that promote "inclusive excellence" through their faculty recruiting.

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As part of the Biden Administration's growing focus on artificial intelligence (AI), the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released three funding and engagement opportunities in support of AI research, education, and workforce development:


BU in DC: An Evening with Dr. Nahid Bhadelia

BU alumni and friends gathered for an evening with Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an expert in global pandemic response on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the University Club in Washington, DC.


Nahid Bhadelia, Kids’ Reading, Insurance


You're Invited: An Evening with Nahid Bhadelia

Meet Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, director of BU's Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research and White House senior adviser on global COVID policy response, at the University Club near Farragut North on May 4th.

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How to Help Kids Become Better Readers

BU researchers at the federally-funded National Center for Improving Literacy identify solutions to improve reading and literacy skills and help children struggling with reading.

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BU Economist Ray Fisman Finds Insurance Fascinating. Really.

Can insurance pay for college? Cover the expensively sick? How much do you need on a car? His new book examines the market—and the flaws that policymakers could address.

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In Case You Missed It...

Kevin Outterson of the BU School of Law and CARB-X testified about the public health threat of antimicrobial resistance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 28th... National Endowment for the Arts Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson delivered the 2023 Daniel Ranalli Lecture on “Arts as Indispensable to Just and Equitable Communities” at BU Metropolitan College on April 12th... BU sociologist Nazli Kibria explains how siblings can teach us how to get along in The Boston Globe... The BU Global Development Policy Centerreleased new research outlining ways the U.S. and China can cooperate to finance overseas energy projects that advance their mutual climate goals... Arianne Chernock of the BU College of Arts & Sciences says it is not a snub for President Biden to skip King Charles III's coronation in The Conversation.


Antimicrobial Resistance

Kevin Outterson of the BU School of Law and CARB-X testifies before Congress on the crisis of antimicrobial resistance on Friday, April 28, 2023.