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Renting in Boston – 2/27

February 13th, 2014 in General News, test

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GMS Commencement: 5/16-5/17

February 10th, 2014 in Academics, Graduation

grad banner.Commencement 2014

IMPORTANT: Attendance does not require paper tickets, however each graduate is allowed 4 guests.

Please join us in celebrating the success of GMS masters and doctoral students  at the 2014 GMS Commencement Ceremonies.

The Masters ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10AM in the George Sherman Union. For specific information, please see the following document.

The Ph.D. and M.D. ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30AM in Agganis Arena. For specific information please see the following document.

Faculty Commencement Information

Visit the GMS Commencement page for further details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tonight’s Thursday Night Seminar with Dr. Loscalzo Cancelled due to Inclement Weather

February 10th, 2014 in General News, Research

–This Seminar will be Rescheduled–

The MD/PhD program would like to invite you to a new Thursday Seminar Series: All the things you can’t learn doing experiments – scientific careers and beyond. One Thursday every month from 5:00PM-6:00PM we will bring in speakers from the greater Boston area who have a range of experience; from starting/having successful labs to starting their own biotech/ pharma companies to advising these companies. Greater Boston is one of the most highly ranked areas in the US in terms of biotech, pharmacology and life sciences research – so take advantage of these seminars to maximize your career potential. You will be learning from the best in the business.

This Thursday, 2/13/14  Dr. Joseph Loscalzo – Chairman, Department of Medicine, at Brigham & Women’s hospital will be our guest for the evening  from 5-6pm in X-715, 650 Albany Street, BUMC.  See the MD/PhD current Seminar Page for future listings.

Dr. Joseph Loscalzo is Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Loscalzo received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, his Ph.D. in biochemistry, and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical training was completed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he served as Resident and Chief Resident in medicine and Fellow in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Loscalzo is recognized as an outstanding cardiovascular scientist, clinician, and teacher. He has received many awards, and his experience and recognition by the medical community has gained him widespread respect among his peers. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to hear him speak!

– Credit: Brigham & Woman’s Hospital

GMS Emergency Closing Procedures

January 22nd, 2014 in General News

In the event of existing or projected weather conditions or other emergency/disaster situations, GMS may cancel classes. Cancellation of GMS classes will be communicated by posting the cancellation announcement on the GMS website and/or by the individual course manager. This may be independent of other closings throughout the medical campus.

If the medical campus is closed for the day, then no GMS classes will be held. Note that Boston University’s Charles River Campus may be closed while the Boston University School of Medicine remains open, in which classes will be held unless otherwise noted. Announcements and information regarding all Boston University closings or delayed openings will be made on local radio and television stations, as well as the GMS website.

All-BUMC Discussion Seminar: Authorship Credit – Feb. 7

January 9th, 2014 in General News, Research, test

Join us for a seminar entitled Authorship Credit: Avoiding and Resolving Differences will be held on  Friday, February 7, 2014 12 noon– 1 pm BUSM L110.  This is open to all BUMC  faculty, researchers, students and post-docs,

See Authorship Credit flyer for more details

Medical Campus Flu Clinics

October 11th, 2013 in General News

There will be joint MED/GMS/SDM/SPH flu clinics at the medical campus so all students on the medical campus will have an opportunity to get a flu shot. If your program and/or courses require working with patients or spending any time in the hospitals or clinics then you must obtain a sticker to be placed on your BU ID after the flu shot.  If you do not comply you will NOT be permitted in these areas unless you wear a mask.
Following are dates, times and locations.

  • Nov 4th  from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm  in Hiebert Lounge

  • Nov. 7th from  4:00 pm  -7:00 pm in  Hiebert Lounge

  • Nov 14th   7:30 am-12:00 pm in   Hiebert Lounge

  • Nov 18th from 10:00 am -1:50 pm  in  Rooms  L212/L214

 

    Please note the following:

    CHARGES

    • Flu shot is covered 100% for the students who have BU’s Aetna Student Health Insurance.
    • Students with other health insurances will be charged $30 that will be placed on the student’s account.  Student Health Services (SHS) will provide a receipt to submit to their insurance for repayment.

    STICKERS

    • All students that attend these clinics will have a sticker applied to their ID regardless of which school or program they are in.
    • Students that attend a clinic on the CRC campus or at SHS will need to self-identify that they are in need of a sticker. We will then be able to apply the sticker at that time.
    • Students that choose to get a flu shot outside of clinics offered by SHS will need to provide a medical record showing that they received the vaccine. This medical record will need to be turned in to SHS.
      • This can either be walked in to SHS, mailed in, faxed in (617-353-3557), or the student can present this information at one of our clinics. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THIS INFORMATION – it is protected health information.
      • Once documented, you can check with Dr. Hee-Young Park at the GMS office to obtain a sticker.

      Prospective Student Information

      September 26th, 2013 in Homepage, Prospective Student

      GMS is involved in many open houses, graduate fairs and online sessions throughout the fall for propective applicants.  Please check our schedule here or on individual program websites.

      GMSSO invites all master’s and doctoral students to the Fall Canoe and Kayak Social this Saturday 9/7

      September 4th, 2013 in General News

      The event will be held at the Charles River Canoe and Kayak located at Kendall Square.  For more information see flyer and/or RSVP.

      Three New GMS Courses for Academic Year 2013-2014

      July 15th, 2013 in Academics, Homepage

      GMS will have 3 new courses for the upcoming year including

      (i) GMS MS 585 Infectious Diseases: Agents, Epidemiology, and Clinical Manifestations which explores principles of infection, host factors, epidemiology, treatment, prevention, and clinical approach to infection of different organs and systems, Spring 2014

      (ii) GMS MS 710 Transdisciplinary Training Program in Addiction Science an introductory course that covers the broad field of addiction with a focus on drug dependence.  In one segment of the course, students will learn about the spectrum of drug dependence disorders and modalities for diagnosis, Fall 2013

      (iii) GMS OH 770  Evidence Based Dentistry that covers topics  from basic study design, research methodology and statistical analysis to dental ethics and critiques of evidence based research articles, Fall 2013.

      More information please see the Newly Approved Course Listing on the  Current Course Offerings page.

      Biochemistry Faculty Awards

      June 13th, 2013 in Faculty Spotlight, Homepage, test

      Congratulations to our GMS faculty Drs. Cathy Costello and Vickery Trinkaus Randall. For more information see Biochemistry.

      Costello

      Congratulations to Catherine E. Costello for her appointment as a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, which was just announced by President Brown! This is major university honor, recognizing Cathy’s superlative scientific accomplishments and scholarly contributions. This is the first time the professorship has been awarded to a faculty member whose primary appointment is at the medical school. Additional information Professorship.

       

      Trinkaus-RandleCongratulations to Dr. Vickery Trinkaus-Randall who was recognized with the GMS Faculty Recognition Award for her years of tireless efforts on behalf on all of the students of GMS.  Dr. Trinkaus-Randall has served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the CMB Program, taking each student under her wing from the date of matriculation to the day of graduation.  In addition, Dr. Trinkaus-Randall has been instrumental in creating the Foundations in Biomedical Sciences curriculum and one of the newest GMS initiatives, the Program in Biomedical Sciences.