Category: General News

Upcoming Faculty & Staff Flu Vaccine Clinics

September 29th, 2016 in General News, Homepage, test

The Occupational Health Center will be offering the influenza (flu) vaccine at not cost to Boston University employes. We encourage you to get the vaccine during one of the scheduled clinics to not only protect yourself, but also your colleagues and your family. For information regarding the 2016-17 flue vaccine please refer to the Occupational Health Center’s website at http://www.bu.edu/buohc/flu/. If you have any questions regarding the vaccine or clinic schedule, please email buohc@bu.edu.

Please note:
– To enable easier administration of the vaccine please wear a short sleeve shirt
– Additional clinics will be held as needed
– MA DPH recommends that all health care providers receive the influenza vaccine unless contraindicated

Please walk in during the dates and times listed below that correspond with the first initial of your last name. If you are unable to come on your designated date, you may walk in during one of the other scheduled clinics. Please note there will be clinics held on both the Charles River and Medical Campus.

Charles River Campus
Location: 
Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Ave. (enter on Pleasant Street), 1st floor

First Initial of Last Name: A-D
Monday, October 3rd: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: E-H
Wednesday, October 5th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: I-M
Thursday, October 6th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: N-Q
Tuesday, October 11th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: R-U
Wednesday, October 12th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: V-Z
Thursday, October 13th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Medical Campus
Location: 
Medical Campus Human Resources, 801 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 400

First Initial of Last Name: A-M
Tuesday, October 18th: 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM

First Initial of Last Name: N-Z
Friday, October 21st: 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM

 

Contraindications:
– History of severe reaction to influenza vaccination
– Moderate-to-severe illness
– History of Guillain-Barre syndrome
– Allergy to neomycin/polymyxin

Fall 2016 Advanced RCR Workshops

September 12th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

The BU Advanced Program in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will continue its advanced workshop seriesin October 2016. All doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering are invited to earn their BU advanced RCR Certificate. Those who will be supported by NSF awards or by NIH training grants now or in the future must obtain a Certificate of Completion for compliance purposes. For all other doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, it is recommended that advanced RCR training be completed.
 
Recommendations for individuals who are covered by NIH or NSF grants and, thus, have to meet compliance requirements: These individuals must complete Steps 1 and 2 (online training modules) within 30 days of the start of grant support. Completion of these modules is required before signing up for the four workshops. All four advanced RCR workshops must be completed within two years. 
 
Recommendations for individuals who are not covered by an NIH or NSF grant: After completion of Steps 1 and 2 (online training modules), doctoral candidates are recommended to commence the four advanced RCR workshops in their second or third year and complete the four workshops at the rate of at least one workshop per semester. The goal is for all workshops to be completed by the end of the fourth year at the latest. Postdoctoral researchers are recommended to complete Steps 1 and 2 (online) as early as possible and commence the four advanced RCR workshops in the semester in which online preparation is completed. For more information, please read the Fall 2016 RCR Announcement.

Fall 2016 Orientation: Welcome Incoming Students!

August 29th, 2016 in General News, test

Congratulations to our incoming students beginning their GMS journey this Friday, September 2, 2016 at Orientation. Orientation information was sent out to all incoming students and can also be viewed on the Fall 2016 Orientation webpage. Please contact Samantha Straitz (sstraitz@bu.edu) with any questions regarding Orientation. We look forward to meeting you on Friday!

GSDM Film Club Presents: Sidewalls (August 23rd)

August 19th, 2016 in General News

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Applying for Federal Fellowships

August 19th, 2016 in General News

Federal STEM Graduate Seminar Series — How to Successfully Apply for Federal Fellowships

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

WebEx (Registration required): https://nsfevents.webex.com/nsfevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecd623efac41b57aefc37c1f19a6477a3

Event Password: 8sHU24T@

We welcome you to join a virtual information session on applying for federal fellowships that will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 1pm ET. During this 1.5 hour session, our panelists, who represent several different agencies, will be sharing tips and advice on how to successfully apply for federal fellowships and traineeships. There will be time for Q&A following the panelist presentations.

Our panelists include:

Pamela Hudson-Veenbaas, Smithsonian Institution (SI)

* Carolyn Knowles, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

* Kay Lund, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

* Gisele Muller-Parker, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Fellowships to be discussed include:

* SI: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

* NASA: NASA Aeronautics Scholarship and Advanced STEM Training and Research Fellowship (AS & ASTAR)

* NIH: NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F30 & F31); NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32)

* NSF: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

 

Mentoring the Mentor Sessions

August 16th, 2016 in General News

Registration Deadline: September 9, 2016

Five Mentoring the Mentor Sessions: Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers

This is a sophisticated interactive training program that uses case studies developed and vetted with other CTSI groups around the country. All mentoring research faculty should take advantage of this rare training opportunity. This is a great opportunity to interact with and learn from colleagues in other disciplines. A certificate will be supplied to include in your training grant applications.

5 Sessions are held Wednesdays late Fall
Noon-1:30PM
Lunch will be served

Please click here for more information. For questions, please contact stomlin@bu.edu

 

MISO Tapas and Salsa Social (August 22nd)

August 9th, 2016 in General News

Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Tapas at Estragon (700 Harrison Ave.) followed by salsa dancing at Blackstone Community Center (50 W. Brookline St.)

Join the Minority and International Scientists Organization (MISO) for tapas and salsa dancing! This event will start off at Estragon at 6 pm, followed by dancing at the Blackstone Community Center. All are welcome! Please email at miso@bu.edu us to let us know you’re joining!

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Brady- New Assistant Dean of GMS

August 3rd, 2016 in General News, Homepage

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Brady, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences will serve as an Assistant Dean for GMS.  During Dr. Brady’s 25 years of service to Boston University he has held a number of senior clinical and administrative leadership roles on the Medical and Charles River Campuses. In 2004 he assumed a leadership position in the GMS as Director of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program and it remains one of our most robust masters programs. In addition, Dr. Brady has made significant contributions to GMS as a long-standing member of the GMS Faculty Forum, formerly GMS Faculty Senate. His leadership at BU extends beyond GMS as he is the immediate past Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council and former ex-officio member of the Trustees of Boston University.

Dr. Brady is also very active beyond the classroom where his scholarly and clinical efforts are directed towards HIV and mental disorders. He has led a number of federally sponsored projects, most recently an NIH-NIMH study examining Motivational Approaches for HIV prevention for mentally ill and homeless adults. In collaboration with the Dr. Lena Lungren at the BU School of Social Work, Dr. Brady is currently the Co-PI of a SAMSHA funded substance abuse multi-disciplinary training grant.

Dr. Brady served as past Chair of the American Mental Health Counseling Associations Professional Development Committee and past Chair of the APA Counsel on AIDS. In addition, he is a member of the American Association of State Counseling Boards, American Counseling Association, International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress and New England Aids Education and Training Center Advisory Committee.

Dr. Brady received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida in Gainesville FL, and his M.A. and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Steve will continue to lead the Master’s Program in Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine while he joins the front office Division as Assistant Dean. Please join us in congratulating him on his new role.

Forensic Anthropology Open House- September 30

August 1st, 2016 in General News, Homepage, test

Date: September 30th
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Boston University School of Medicine, R806

The Forensic Anthropology is hosting an Open House where students will have the opportunity to speak with faculty and current students. There will be tours of BUSM classrooms and laboratories during the morning. Students will then be transported by bus to the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility in Holliston, Mass., where they can tour the research facility and observe some of our ongoing research projects and continue discussions with faculty and current students. Adjunct faculty and associates from local, state and federal law enforcement will be present to speak about our program and future career opportunities. A catered lunch will be served upon arrival in Holliston. You will be transported back to BUSM by bus at the end of the day.

If you are interested and can attend we ask that you RSVP by Sept. 15. To RSVP, please contact Agent Gary Reinecke at reinecke@bu.edu or 638-5963.

BUMC Student Discount: Fall 2016 MBTA Semester Pass

August 1st, 2016 in General News, test

BUMC Students can receive an 11 percent discount on September through December MBTA passes.

Stop by the TranSComm office at 710 Albany St., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, to complete an application form and pay by credit card or check/money order.

The deadline to submit an application form with payment is Friday, August 12, at 4:30 p.m. There are no exceptions! Mailed in forms postmarked on/after this date will not be accepted!

Visit the TranSComm webpage for more details.