Author: Gerard Lavoie

Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Caroline Genco

The recipient of a new T32 training grant and an advocate for underrepresented minorities, Dr. Caroline Attardo Genco, Research Director for the Section of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine (Section of Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology, is an influential member of the BUSM faculty.  Encouraged by her interdisciplinary research with graduate students and colleagues, Dr. […]

Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Gregory Viglianti

With a passion for gardening and cooking, Dr. Gregory Viglianti stirs up more than a delicious Italian meal.  Making great strides in HIV research here at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Viglianti shows the same commitment to mentoring students and participating in GMS administrative committees that he does to his research.  A model faculty […]

Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Barnes and Dr. Laird

Medicine is not always about hospitals and biomedical research.  For this reason, Dr. Linda Barnes and Dr. Lance Laird worked to create the Medical Anthropology and Cross Cultural Practices (MACCP) program here at BUSM.  A “program by design,” students in this program experience a new way of examining medicine and the process of health and […]

Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Symes & Dr. Dasgupta

Science is constantly evolving, and with that comes the need for graduate education to adapt.  Dr. Shoumita Dasgupta of the Genetics and Genomics program and Dr. Karen Symes of the Biochemistry Department agree.  With a group of other dedicated GMS faculty, they have transformed doctoral education at BUSM through the development of a new and […]

Spotlight on Students: Ridda Hasnain

Medicine is not only about healing—it is about prevention.  Ridda Hasnain, a Ph.D. student in the Medical Nutrition Program, understands this concept and hopes to use her BUSM education to establish preventative health measures around the globe. When did you first know you wanted to pursue science? From a very young age, I was interested […]

Spotlight on Students: Whitney Thomas

Graduating on Friday, May 18th at the GMS M.A./M.S. Commencement Ceremony, Whitney Thomas reflects on her two years as a MAMS student. When did you first know you wanted to pursue science? When I was in grade school, I remember telling my parents that I wanted to be an ambulance driver when I grew up.  […]

It’s Recruitment Season

Recruitment season at the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences continues through the winter and spring with many programs offering rolling  admissions. Take at look at the Top 10 Reasons To Come to GMS here at BU School of Medicine. Our PhD students gain valuable research, mentorship and professionalism skills including the opportunity to publish.  Check […]

Spotlight on Postdoctoral Fellows: Mohamed Jarraya

After growing up in Tunisia and moving to France to complete a Radiology internship, Mohamed Jarraya is no stranger to adventure.  A Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Radiology at Boston University Medical Center, Mohamed compares his transition to American life to walking in a jungle.  Navigating between cutting edge medical research and various opportunities […]

Spotlight on Students: Andrew Ferree

A challenging and rewarding program, the Boston University School of Medicine MD/PhD Combined Degree program produces exceptional physicians and researchers.  Though only halfway through his time here, Andrew Ferree is no exception.  An addict to research, Andrew has traveled internationally to present his scientific findings, and continues to investigate new ways to improve BUMC’s sustainability […]

Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Gene Blatt

When faced with administrative meetings, teaching, laboratory research, and writing publishable articles and books on a daily basis, coming to work can seem daunting.  For Dr. Gene Blatt, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, multi-tasking is the key to perform at his exemplary level in all these areas.  Making greats strides in autism research while participating […]