Boston University
School of Medicine Alumni Newsletter
February 2014



"Winter is a time of promise because there is so little to do - or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so." -Stanley Crawford


That is a very nice thought!  But I can assure you that much is happening this snowy winter on our BUSM campus.


Louis Sullivan MED, BUSM alum, class of '58, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, founding dean and first president of Morehouse School of Medicine, recently visited the campus and shared excerpts from his recently-published autobiography.


BU researchers studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) continue to receive important funding from the NIH and the National Football League for their work on the effects of repetitive head injury on football players.


Recognizing the importance of interprofessional collaboration, a joint MD/JD program will soon be launched.  Many of our faculty have been recognized in Boston magazine's Top Docs 2013.


The Instructional Building has received quite a makeover which we plan to showcase during Alumni Weekend. As part of Alumni Weekend, you will have an opportunity to hear from our esteemed colleague and fellow graduate Howard Bauchner '79, Editor-in-chief of Journal of American Medicine Association (JAMA).


Sadly, we bid farewell to two of our long time and most  highly regarded colleagues, both of whom were leaders in health care and medical education , representing decades of influence within our BUSM community.  Alumni, faculty and friends returned from all over to celebrate the lives of Ken Edelin and Joel Alpert.  


Enjoy this issue of E-News and be on the lookout for future communications.



Jean Ramsey, MD '90 MPH '08 

Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs

Vice Chair of Education and Program Director of Ophthalmology

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics
Active Alumni

BUSM, First Stop for 
Louis Sullivan, MD, BUSM Class of 1958, knows what it means to "break ground," the title of his recently published autobiography


Boston magazine's "Top Docs 2013" list includes 68 from the BU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center



Dr. Thomas R. Insel (BUSM 74') is the longest-serving director of the National Institute of Mental Health
Campus Report

$30 Million from AHA Bolsters Framingham Heart Study 

Sponsors collaboration between BU, University of Mississippi


A study conducted by BUSM microbiology researchers is featured as one of the top 100 stories of 2013 by Discover magazine

NFL funds boost brain bank, international data sharing project

Katherine Iverson, PhD, psychiatry, recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award
Students in Action

The Grinstaff Group taps several disciplines to solve medical problems
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Video Gallery 

A Helping Hand for Children with Disabilities at BMC
A Helping Hand for Children with Disabilities at BMC

Detecting and Treating Arthritis
Detecting and Treating Arthritis

An Interview with Dr. Louis Sullivan
An Interview with Dr. Louis Sullivan


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