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BU Research on Tap- Postdoc Appreciation Week September 18

September 8th, 2017 in General News, Homepage


Hosted by Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA)

BU is home to nearly 400 postdoctoral scholars, each one bringing a fresh perspective to research across a variety of fields. Join us to learn how their work helps develop tools and strategies that impact our everyday lives, from the tiniest particles to complex brain functions and societal impacts on our health.

Date: September 18, 2017
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road
Audience: BU Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, and Postdoctoral Scholars
Refreshments will be served.


  • Zhaoli (Joy) Dai, Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training Unit, MED (Mentor: David Felson, Medicine)
  • Vural Kara, Mechanical Engineering, ENG (Mentor: Kamil Ekinci, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Imane el Meouche, Biomedical Engineering, ENG (Mentor: Mary Dunlop, Biomedical Engineering)
  • Abigail Noyce, Psychological & Brain Sciences, CAS (Mentors: David Somers, Psychological & Brain Sciences; and Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Biomedical Engineering)
  • Dries Sels, Physics, CAS (Mentor: Anatoli Polkovnikov, Physics)
  • Todd Sponholtz, Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, MED (Mentor: Vasan Ramachandran, Medicine)





GMSSO & Daybreaker on CRC September 10

September 1st, 2017 in Homepage



GMS! We are kicking off our First Annual  #WellnessChallenge with
DAYBREAKER – an international phenomenon in 80+ cities around the world, and they’re coming here to BU on September 10!
The theme is “All of the Brights” so get your neon and most colorful gear on, get ready for a fitness (yoga with YogaWorks or kickboxing Kick it by Eliza class) followed by a dance party experience you’ll never forget.

Wake up and DANCE!

The best part? It’s completely FREE to GMS students.
RSVP & GET YOUR TICKETS HERE on Eventbrite before they sell out:

We will meet at 9 am on the Talbot Lawn (between the Medical School and School of Public Health) to head over together – the first 50 people there will get a fun giveaway to bring along to the party!

Want to meet us there? Arrive for Daybreaker at 10 am in the Metcalf Hall Ballroom and come find us- stop by our table to say HELLO during the dance party! You’ll want to check in with us so that we know you’ve completed the FIRST of 7 events in our #WellnessChallenge!

Celebrate BUSM PhD Alumni on September 14

August 29th, 2017 in General News, Homepage

PhD alumni event

New GMS Courses Offered for Fall Semester

August 23rd, 2017 in Homepage

GMS is pleased to offer new courses for the Fall 2017 semester. Please take a look at the new offerings HERE and via StudentLink.

Classes begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Recently added courses:

This 2 credit course consists of lectures by BU faculty as well as outside speakers, leaders in the field, thus also providing great networking opportunities.   For additional information, please contact Dr. V.  Zannis at:

Course description:

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at the BU School of Medicine is pleased to offer a new course entitled Machine Learning for Biomedical Applications, starting Fall 2017.

  • The main feature of this course is that students will learn by doing! We will bring machine learning to life by showing fascinating use cases in biomedical sciences and tackling interesting real-world problems like disease risk assessment and predictive modeling. When students complete this introductory course, they will be in a position to analyze several types of biomedical datasets using machine learning techniques.
  • The objective of the course is to teach students the most effective machine learning techniques so that students gain practice implementing them and getting them to work for themselves. More importantly, students will gain the practical know-how needed to quickly and powerfully apply these techniques to new problems in biomedical sciences.
  • Students will also get exposure to helpful tools, such as pre-written algorithms, codes and libraries, and to answer interesting questions.
  • This course is aimed at machine learning literacy rather than proficiency. Therefore, the intent of the course director is to not expose students with tedious and rigorous mathematical definitions or equations, but make them comfortable with the tools so that they can tackle a new data challenge without getting overwhelmed with the jargon.
  • Pre-requisites: Basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel or similar analysis software. Prior experience in scientific programing languages (Matlab, Python, R, etc.) is a plus but not mandatory. Permission of the course director is required before joining the course. Please contact the Course Director (Dr. Vijaya B. Kolachalama) by email ( to setup an appointment before registering for the course.

Course Description/Objectives: The objective of this introductory leadership course is to focus on the basic principles of personal and interpersonal leadership as they relate to the wide range of biomedical and health science careers that BU graduates may enter. We will explore the areas of voice, vision, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, teamwork, and more.  The material presented in this course will give way to the 5 practices of exemplary leaders that can be applied to any expertise area, but particularly for this course the biomedical research and health sciences areas. Completion of this course will benefit one’s career by allowing them to apply leadership practices in order to lead a successful team of researchers or healthcare practitioner. Additionally, in understanding and applying leadership practices participants will become better team members thus encouraging team success.  PhD students (especially, but not limited to, those on NIH training grants), master’s students, and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to take this course.


GMS Fall Orientation: Sept. 1, 8am-11am

July 31st, 2017 in test

Welcome to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at Boston University School of Medicine. We look forward to assisting you in the fall and throughout your course of study here.

Orientation for all GMS programs will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Boston University Medical Campus, 670 Albany Street, followed by individual program orientations in the afternoon. Please see our website for more information. [Please note: this site is for matriculating students this September, who have formally committed to the program of acceptance, paid the deposit and have secured their BU email and login through the registrar. If you have questions, please contact your program administrator directly.]

STaRS Summer Research Symposium: Aug. 10th, 10am-2pm

July 31st, 2017 in General News, Research

stars 2017

Check out the exciting MS in Forensic Anthropology Program

June 3rd, 2017 in General News, Homepage

The MS in Forensic Anthropology at Boston University School of Medicine is designed to train individuals in the theory, practice, and methods of biological and skeletal anthropology employed by forensic anthropologists in medicolegal death investigations.

Students will receive extensive training in osteology, forensic anthropological techniques and procedures, forensic anthropology field methods, biological anthropology theory, taphonomy, human anatomy, crime scene investigation and methods of human identification.

For more information, please visit our website, or contact

BUMC Housing Fair: June 9

May 24th, 2017 in test

6-9-BUMC-BUMC Housing Fair

Thank You- Boston’s March for Science

April 26th, 2017 in Homepage

Thanks to all of you that made the BUMC March for Science event on Saturday so successful! It was great seeing so many faculty, students, staff and friends celebrating our shared passion for science.

Check out our photos and video of the event- there are some great shots!

BU Today even quoted many of you in today’s paper.

Thanks again for braving the weather and making the March such a fun and successful event.


There will be BUSM/GMS representation at the Boston March for Science on April 22, 2017. The March for Science provides an opportunity to celebrate the discovery, understanding, and sharing of scientific knowledge among friends and colleagues, educators, scientists and science enthusiasts throughout Greater Boston. We invite all faculty, staff and students to participate.

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1PM
Where: BUSM/GMS will gather at the Boston Public Library (Copley side) and proceed to Boston Common for the national March for Science rally.
Guest Speaker: Alicia Wooton, PhD Candidate in Molecular & Translational Medicine at Boston University. She is deaf and uses both American Sign Language and spoken English as modes of communication. She is heavily involved in the deaf community as an advocate and serves on the Board of local non-profit, DEAF, Inc. Alicia’s interests include lung biology and how the immune system functions against pathogens. She cares about making science communication accessible to all minority groups, especially those in the deaf community who want to pursue science careers.

If you are interested in the March for Science with GMS, please RSVP here.

Boston University in the News:

Boston Globe
April 20, 2017 – Karen Antman, Dean of the BU School of Medicine, penned an Op-Ed along with Harris Berman (Dean, Tufts School of Medicine), George Q. Daley (Dean, Harvard Medical School) and Terence R. Flotte (Dean, UMass Medical School) “After the March for Science, the fight must go on“.

BU Today
April 20, 2017 – To March or Not to March for Science

New York Times
April 17, 2017 – Daniel Bullock, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University’s College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was feature in an April 17th article “The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out“.

Need a sign for the rally?

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join GMS, STEPUP, & MISO for a poster-making session on April 19th at 5pm in L210.

Additionally, GMS will be giving out custom made #BUGradsMarchforScience buttons all week. Stop by the office (L317) between 9am-5pm to pick one up!

BU’s Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics- Pfizer Symposium on May 1st

April 24th, 2017 in test