Category: General News

Spring 2017 Registration Opens Sunday, October 23rd

October 17th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

Attention all GMS students:

Spring 2017 registration will take place on Sunday, October 23rd. Please visit the Registration page for registration information sent out to all students.

Fall Career Fair: October 20th 10:30AM-3:30PM

October 11th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

What: Fall Career Fair
Where: Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
When: Thursday, October 20th from 10:30AM – 3:30PM

The Fall Career Fair is a general, university-wide Career Fair open to students and alumni of all levels and majors. We encourage all students to attend this recruiting event. Professional attire is required. Bring resumes and/or business cards.

For a complete list of recruiters scheduled at the Fair, please visit Handshake.

GMS Study Break: October 25th, 1:30-3:30PM

October 7th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

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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 If you have any questions regarding the vaccine or clinic schedule, please email

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
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
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


– 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 ( 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


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):

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
Lunch will be served

Please click here for more information. For questions, please contact


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 us to let us know you’re joining!