Category: General News

Join us for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Graduate Student Teaching Day on 1/12/18!

December 12th, 2017 in Academics, General News, Homepage

Graduate Student Teaching Day

Friday, January 12, 2018

10-2 pm

Are you teaching for the first time this spring?  Or, would you like a chance to reflect on your past teaching experience in preparation for your upcoming teaching assignment?


Join us for the CTL’s Graduate Student Teaching Day.  Participants will prepare for the first days of section, class, or lab; troubleshoot common teaching challenges; get tips for maintaining a healthy work-life balance from seasoned TF’s; learn about the services available year-round at the CTL; and connect with an interdisciplinary community of fellow graduate student instructors.*  While sessions are designed with first-time instructors in mind, experienced TF’s are also welcome!*



9:30am            Sign-in and refreshments

10-11:45          Session 1: Teaching the First Days of Class

11:55-12:45     Session 2: Troubleshooting Common Teaching Challenges

1-2pm             Lunch Panel: Balancing Teaching, Research, and Life as a Graduate Student


All sessions will be held in the Kenmore Room at 1 SIlber Way.


Due to limited capacity, registration is required.  Please sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot!


Questions?  Contact Jean Otsuki at or 617-358-3022.


*This workshop is a repeat of the August Graduate Student Teaching Day.


*While graduate students who are not currently teaching are welcome, we plan to offer this event at least once every year, and you are likely to find the sessions most relevant if you attend while you are teaching, or immediately before you begin teaching.  We will also offer other teaching workshops during the semester — please check back on the CTL website for more information!




BU Promotes Diversity in STEM Fields with NSF Grants

November 20th, 2017 in Academics, General News, Homepage

BU Promotes Diversity in STEM Fields with NSF Grants

GMS Staff and Faculty Ugly Sweater Holiday Party Dec. 19th 3:30 – 5:00 pm

November 16th, 2017 in General News, Homepage


Staff and Faculty please RSVP to

GMS Student Jingle and Mingle Dec 15th 1- 3 pm

November 16th, 2017 in General News, Homepage


GMS November Giving Drive Cradles to Crayons Donations

October 31st, 2017 in General News, Homepage

On November 21st, the GMS Staff will be volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, and will be collecting items to donate for this event.

Please consider donating new to slightly used items for the Cradles to Crayons Organization.

Donation List can be found here:

November Drive (002)

Yoga, Stretch, and Breathe Classes

October 24th, 2017 in General News

Yoga Flyer

GMS PhD Distinguished Alumni Honored

September 27th, 2017 in Academics, General News, Homepage, Student Spotlight

On September 14th, Graduate Medical Sciences held their inaugural Distinguished PhD Alumni Award Event. Faculty, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni enjoyed networking with one another as well as witnessing the presentation of the award to the two recipients, Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle ’12 and Dr. Steven Perrin ‘95. “It was a great to get to reconnect with our alumni and we look forward to connecting with even more next year,” said Dr. Linda Hyman, Associate Provost of Graduate Medical Sciences.


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    (L to R) Dr. Jean Ramsey, Associate Dean, Alumni Affairs; Dr. Steven Perrin ’95; Dr. Linda Hyman, Associate Provost, Graduate Medical Sciences

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    Dr. Steven Perrin ’95 talks about his ALS work during the Luncheon.

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    Dr. Jean Ramsey, Associate Dean, Alumni Affairs speaks during Award Luncheon.

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    Dr. Steven Perrin ’95, Alexandra Tsolias, PhD Candidate, and Dr. Theo Hatzipetros ’07 pose for a picture after Dr. Perrin received one of the PhD Distinguished Alumni Awards

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    Dr. Linda Hyman, Associate Provost, Graduate Medical Sciences (R) presents one of two PhD Distinguished Alumni Awards to Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle ’12 (L).

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    (L to R) Dr. Karen Antman, Dean, Boston University School of Medicine; Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle ’12; Dr. Catherine Costello, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry; Dr. Linda Hyman, Associate Provost, Graduate Medical Sciences

Boston University Receives NSF Grant to Enhance STEM Opportunities for Underrepresented Populations

September 12th, 2017 in General News, Homepage, Homepage Spotlights, MD/PhD News, Research

Boston—Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation ((NSF) for its pilot project BEST BET: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training – Beginning Enhancement Track.

The goal of BEST BET is to engage undergraduate students from populations generally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) earlier in their career exploration. Specifically, the project will target undergraduates who may not be aware of the multitude of career options available to them. These include opportunities in academia, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, science communication, science policy and technology transfer/patent law.

BUSM was one of 27 institutions to receive this award through NSF’s Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) program, which is aimed at enhancing leadership in STEM discoveries and innovations through a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“The critical contributions of a diverse and inclusive community are essential to progress in all STEM fields. By promoting diversity in education, we hope to engage undergraduate students at a point in their professional development that could enable participation in a wide range of workforce opportunities so as to advance the progress of science and national health,” explained Linda Hyman, PhD, associate provost for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. “The underlying premise is that career exploration focused on opportunities that go beyond physician training will enable engagement of this community of learners in the life science workforce beyond the pre-med track and keep them engaged in degree completion,” added Hyman, who is also principal investigator on the grant.

Multiple strategies will be used to attain the goals of BEST BET. The first will focus on “career exploration” and offers strategies to build career and skill development capacities. The second is an enhanced experience of BEST site visits (Boston University, Cornell University, University of Colorado-Denver, University of North Carolina and Wayne State University) whereby undergraduates will have the opportunity to envision life as a graduate student and beyond. Hyman believes these strategies will likely enhance persistence to complete the baccalaureate degree and move onto doctoral programs.

“Broadening participation in STEM is necessary for the United States to retain its position as the world’s preeminent source of scientific innovation,” said NSF Director France Córdova. “The National Science Foundation has a long history of working to address difficult challenges by creating the space for inventive solutions. NSF INCLUDES breaks new ground by providing a sustained commitment to collaborative change with the goal of bringing STEM opportunities to more people and communities across the country.”




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

July 31st, 2017 in General News, Research

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Postdoc Summer Networking Social 7/14 4-7PM

June 30th, 2017 in General News

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