Category: General News
What: Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day
When: Friday, April 21st 9:00AM-5:00PM
Where: Hiebert Lounge, Boston University School of Medicine (72 E. Concord St.)
The Keynote Speaker and Visiting Professor for the day will be the distinguished leader in the field of Neuroscience, Professor Carla J. Schatz. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and was president of the Society for Neuroscience. She will be joining us from her current position as Professor of Biology and Neurobiology at Stanford University.
The submission of abstracts for poster presentations and the abstract/award packets will be due on March 31st and the portal is now open! As a reminder, all award materials go directly to the individual program or department office as hard copy; however, all students applying for an award must also submit their abstract through the online submission page on the GMS website.
When: Monday, April 3rd and Tuesday, April 4th
Where: Hiebert Lounge, Boston University School of Medicine
All students, faculty and staff from all BUMC schools are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the TWENTY-SEVENTH annual Boston University Medical Campus gallery for the arts, sponsored by the Provost’s Office. “Art Days” was begun by then Dean and later Provost Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at BUMC. It has been very successful and has shown work from students, faculty and staff and family members. The exhibition is mounted by the Creative Arts Society.
To be placed on the “submit list” or if you have any questions please
contact: Dr. Keith Tornheim 8-8296 email: email@example.com
On March 31, we will accept paintings, photos, poetry, sculpture, needlework, etc. Pieces should be framed if possible. Security will be provided. Works will be returned April 5. Specific instructions will be sent at a later date to those who respond to this announcement.
Congratulations to Jarred Mondoñedo, MD/PhD on his first-author publication in PLOS Computational Biology, Predicting Structure-Function Relations and Survival following Surgical and Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Treatment of Emphysema.
Boston University researchers Béla Suki (left) and Jarred Mondoñedo have developed a computer model of emphysema that could help predict patient survival and quality of life following treatment. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi
The 2017 GMS Masters Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 19th at 9AM in the Track & Tennis Center and the MD & Ph.D Commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 18th at 2pm in Agganis Arena. Detailed Commencement information may be found here.
- When assisting strangers with directions or when engaged in conversations
always keep a safe distance.
- Be conscious of strangers using distracting techniques, which may give them the opportunity to take your belongings. Such techniques include asking questions such as, “What time is it” or “Do you have a cigarette or a light” while positioning themselves very close to you.
- Avoid using cell phones, iPods or any mobile device when going to and from an outside location as they distract you and make you an easy target for assault or robbery. Pay attention to your surroundings, stay alert as to who is near you and what is going on around you at all times.
- Be conscious not to publicly display large amounts of cash or expensive electronic devices.
- When in your vehicle always keep the doors locked until you are ready to exit.
- Always keep valuables and other items such as packages, briefcases and backpacks
out of view when leaving your vehicle unattended.
- Never compromise safety or security for the sake of convenience. For example: Don’t prop doors that are intended to be locked. 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.
- In an emergency off campus call 9-1-1
- 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, two is always better than one.
- 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. Lock all property in the trunk prior to parking your vehicle or take it with you.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding Orientation. We look forward to meeting you on Friday!
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)