The application portal for GMS programs is now open! Please see our admissions page for details.
Professional Development Award: Due Date extended to November 15th
Operation Gratitude: November 11th-14th and November 18th-21st
“Movember” Men’s Health Bake Sale: November 22nd
For information and to view more events, please check out the GMSSO website.
This message is from Connie Packard, Director of Public Safety, Control Center and Parking Services.
Sept. 18, 2013
Personal safety and security are the shared responsibility of everyone at BU Medical Campus (BUMC) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). The days have begun to be shorter and we want to remind you about how to stay alert and safe. As always, the Public Safety Department urges you to take precautions to protect your personal and BUMC/BMC property.
The following safety tips can help keep you safe and secure.
In the Neighborhood:
- Be aware of people distracting you so they can have an opportunity to take your belongings. Asking you what time it is, if you have a match or for directions are the usual methods.
- Do not use cell phones, iPods or any mobile device when going to and from an outside location. Not only do these items appear valuable to a thief, but they also distract you from paying attention to your surroundings.
- When parking your vehicle, keep doors secured until you are ready to exit. There have been incidents where suspects have opened passenger doors and taken visible property from the front seat.
In the Workplace:
- Never compromise safety or security for the sake of convenience. For example: use our escort shuttle service on campus instead of walking alone, especially when it gets dark.
- Wear your Boston University or Boston Medical Center Identification Badge at all times.
- Always lock your office or work area when you leave for any period of time.
- Never prop doors open.
- When entering “CARD ACCESS ONLY” areas, do not to allow non-ID employees or visitors in behind you.
- If you are using a laptop computer, do not leave it unattended at any time.
- Keep your purse, wallet, keys and other valuables with you at all times or locked in a drawer or cabinet.
- Carry a minimal amount of cash and credit/ATM cards while at school or in the workplace.
- Do not carry passports, visas, or social security cards unless absolutely necessary.
- Immediately report suspicious activity to Public Safety at 414-4444.
- Remain in well-lit, well-traveled areas. Avoid shortcuts and remain alert.
- Do not use cell phones or iPods or other devices with earphones while walking to your destination— this includes walking to garages and waiting at bus stops. When wearing earphones, your hearing is diminished and you become a target for crime. Make yourself familiar with the location of the blue BUMC Public Safety Emergency Call boxes around the campus.
- Travel with a friend or in a group when possible. Utilize the shuttle services or request a public safety escort after hours by calling 617-414-4444 for on campus destinations.
- Have your car or building key in your hand before you reach the door of your car or destination. Do not spend time at your car door or at your destination searching for your keys.
- Always secure your vehicle. Never leave any valuables or contents in plain view. GPS navigation systems, laptop computers, iPods, electronics devices, bags and money left in vehicles are targeted by thieves. If you use a suction device to mount electronic equipment, remove the device and clean the ring left on the windshield or dashboard. The suction device or ring on the windshield is a sign to thieves that devices might be hidden in the vehicle. Lock all property in the trunk prior to parking your vehicle or take it with you.
Please visit our website www.bumc.bu.edu/publicsafety for additional crime prevention information and brochures on personal protection, workplace safety and home security.
Should you have any questions or concerns about your personal safety here at Boston University Medical Campus or Boston Medical Center and would like to speak to me personally, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me (617-638-4935)
September 17 – 19, 2013
Since 2009, the National Postdoc Association has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and parts of the world participate by holding special events. In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2012, 112 institutions in 32 states and Canada hosted 203 events to show their appreciation of postdocs.
This year, the GMS Office of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs is busy planning its third annual NPAW events which begins with the always popular Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, Sept. 17th from 1:30 – 3:00 pm on Talbot Green (weather permitting) in front of BU School of Medicine Instructional Building. The rain location will be in Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor of School of Medicine Bldg. Please join in celebrating the contributions and achievements of BUMC postdocs on that day.
The Ice Cream Social will be followed by two seminars relevant to trainees.
First of the two is: Scientific Storytelling presented by Dr. Rafeal Luna on Wednesday, Sept., 18 from 12:00 – 1:50 pm in room L-212/214 with lunch provided.
Second seminar is: Communication Styles presented by Sarah Cardozo Duncan, Career Strategist on Thursday, Sept., 19 from 5:30 – 7:00 with reception preceding the presentation. All of those who support the postdoctoral community at BUMC are invited. Please email: Yolanta@bu.edu to register or for more information. Happy National Postdoc Appreciation Week!
Congratulations to Fadie Coleman, PhD candidate in the Department of Microbiology for being recognized as one of two students to receive the Sarber Award for research excellence and potential, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
Fadie will be presented this award at the ASM General Meeting Awards Banquet and Dinner on Sunday, May 18, 2014 here in Boston. Please join us in congratulating Fadie!
GMS will be participating in the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair hosted by CareerEco on September 10th and October 24th from 9AM-4PM EST. If you are interested in learning more about our PhD and MD/PhD programs, please complete this free registration and live chat with our faculty and administration.
Every two seconds, someone, somewhere in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Help save a life by donating blood at the GSDM Blood Drive, sponsored by the American Student Dental Association. Your blood donation could help an accident victim, someone receiving an organ transplant or a cancer patient battling their disease. In fact, each blood donation has the potential to save three lives!
Join your fellow classmates, and help patients in from Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital on Thursday, August 29th from 11am to 5pm, in front of the Newton Pavilion.
If you are at least 18 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood, however there are some restrictions on who is eligible to donate. Please read the attached document carefully before scheduling a donation appointment. All donors need to present positive identification.
If you are eligible to donate blood and would like to, please log onto halfpints.childrenshospital.org and use the code BUDENTAL to schedule your appointment.
It is important that you prepare for your blood donation by eating a balanced and nutritious meal and drinking extra (non-caffeinated) beverages before your appointment. Students are also encouraged to eat iron-rich foods like red meat, green vegetables and peanut butter in the days and weeks before their donation.
If you have any questions, please contact Erica in GSDM Student Affairs, email@example.com, 617-638-4790.
GMS is excited to share that two of our faculty members have received Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium (MNC) Awards. David Harris, MD, PhD, Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine have received Alzheimer’s Disease Grants. Read More.
Welcome! On behalf of the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences faculty and staff, we are excited for you to join us at Boston University School of Medicine. Orientation is fast approaching so please take a moment to visit our Incoming Students page for information that will prepare you for the transition into graduate school.
July 31: Oral Health Sciences Program Orientation, 9am, room L109.
August 29: Masters of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS)
August 30: All GMS Orientation
September 3: Laboratory Safety Training (if required)
We look forward to meeting you in the fall. Have a safe and happy summer!