Category: General News

BUSM BBQ For All Students! 9/29

September 24th, 2015 in General News

Fall has arrived and it is about time for the BU Fall Barbecue where there will be FREE FOOD!!


WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 11:00 – 1:00


Let’s kick off the season with some delicious hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and salad brought to you by your representatives in the BU Schools of Medicine, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Public Health, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, and Physician Assistant program.

If there is inclement weather 29th, the barbecue will be moved to September 30th.

BUMC Flu Clinics

September 16th, 2015 in General News, Homepage


Friday 10/9  11:00am-3:00pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge

Friday 10/16  8:30am – 12:30pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge

Wednesday 10/21  6:30pm – 8:30pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge

Please bring your BU ID with you.


  • Acceptable medical exemptions include a documented adverse reaction to the flu vaccine, a documented allergy to a vaccine component, or a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome within six (6) weeks after previous dose of flu vaccine
  • You must provide documentation from a medical provider that explains why you cannot receive the vaccine and submit directly to Student Health Services.
  • If you obtain a medical exemption, you may be required to wear a surgical mask on all Boston Medical Center (BMC) property (including cafeterias) during flu season.


  • If you have BU Aetna Student Health Insurance, the shot is free of charge.
  • If you have another type of insurance, a $38 charge will appear on your student account.  Student Health Services will provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


  • Proof of flu vaccination obtained outside of SHS must be submitted to SHS.
  • Make a copy of the proof for your own records.
  • Original can be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to Student Health Services or presented to SHS staff at one of the flu shot clinics. Please DO NOT email, as this is protected health information.

o        BU Student Health Services, Fax: 617-353-3557

Applications for Graduate Programs Now Open!

September 2nd, 2015 in General News, Homepage

Thank you for your interest in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. We offer a number of Master’s and PhD programs to fit your academic and careers goals. Please see our Admissions website for more information about what programs we offer, how to apply, deadlines and what credentials are needed. We look forward to your application!new GMS icon-crop

GMS Fall Orientation

August 20th, 2015 in General News

2015 All-GMS Incoming Student Orientation
Monday, August 31, 2015
8:30am-12:00pm followed by individual program sessions
650/670 Albany Street

For more information and updates regarding GMS orientation and an incoming student checklist, please visit our website.

Student Behavioral Medicine Services Now Available at BUMC

August 6th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

This message is from Karen Antman, MD, BUMC Provost and BUSM Dean, and Carrie Landa, PhD, Director, Behavioral Medicine, BU Student Health Services.

We are pleased to announce that beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2, behavioral medicine services for students will be available on the Medical Campus. All full-time students are eligible for care, regardless of health insurance. Part-time students who have the Aetna Student Health insurance also are eligible.

The clinic will be located in the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Building, 85 E. Newton St., Suite 816. Initially, it will be staffed two days per week – Mondays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – by clinicians not affiliated with the Medical Campus. Hours will increase with demand. The location was chosen specifically to be mindful of maintaining student privacy and confidentiality.

The following services will be available:
· Evaluation
· Consultation
· Short-term treatment (both medication management and psychotherapy)
· 24-hour coverage for psychiatric emergencies

When longer-term treatment is indicated, students will be referred to a provider in the community. Student Health Services is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all patient health information in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws. To make an appointment, please call 617-353-3569 and request an appointment at the BUMC clinic.

Revised Academic Conduct Code

August 5th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

The Committee on Academic Standards has reviewed and revised the “Academic Standards”* document for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.  The Committee revised these standards to better fit with the changing GMS student body.  The new standards are available online here.

Summer Research Symposium 8/6

July 28th, 2015 in General News

STaRS Symposium Flyer 2015 (2)

Expansion of Postdoc Affairs

June 26th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

Boston University announces the expansion of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs across both the Medical Campus and Charles River Campus under the appointment of new Director, Dr. Sarah Hokanson. This expansion will provide services and programming for all postdocs at the university and these resources can be found on the newly launched website.  Read more about Dr. Hokanson and what’s to come for postdocs in an article by BU Today.

Office Locations

Charles River Campus
Office of the Provost
One Silber Way, Room 909 (Research Suite)
Boston, MA 02215

Medical Campus
Graduate Medical Sciences
72 E. Concord St, room L-317G
Boston, MA 02118

Student Housing Fair: 6/19

June 10th, 2015 in General News

BUMC Lobby Format 2015 HF Announcement RSVP

BUSM Winners of the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium

April 30th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

The Boston University Graduate Research Symposium was held on March 31, 2015. Over the past two decades, this event honors and celebrates the research accomplishments of our graduate students and we are proud to announce that the School of Medicine winners of the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium are:

grad symposium winnersPhilip Montenigro for his abstract entitled Beta-amyloid in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, and normal aging: evidence for non-overlapping etiologies”.  Philip’s advisor is Dr. Thor Stein.

Alexander Hua for his abstract entitled “Control of Pancreatic Cancer through PPAR-alpha”.  Alexander’s advisor is Dr. Simon Levy.

We want to extend our congratulations to the winners as well as to their advisors!  We also want to congratulate each and every participant, ALL of whom received high scores for their presentations.  It was a great day for BUSM!

We also want to offer a very special thank you to all of the judges who took time out of their busy schedules to participate.