Boston University (BU) is one of seventeen institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research trainees from across the University with enhanced training to help PhD students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for careers beyond conventional academic research.
BEST Launch Reception Tuesday 11/18 in Hiebert Lounge 4-5:30.
There will be an open session for all GMS International students on Monday 10/20 in L307 entitled “Aademic Code of Conduct: Plagiarism & Cheating”.
Diploma application for January graduates and Thesis Title page for May graduates are due November 3, 2014. Please see the GMS forms page and the Graduation Calendar on the Important Dates link for additional details.
The Graduate Program in Forensic Anthropology, within the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine has been invited to participate in a multi-site international taphonomy (decomposition) study to establish the natural decomposition of tissues from day zero until they become fully skeletonized or mummified. BU’s team, including Program Director, Dr. Tara Moore, Associate Director, Dr. Donald Siwek and Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist Dr. James Pokines has committed to the placement of 10 pigs in their decomposition field, located on 32 acres in Holliston, MA. They will be documenting temperature, rain and the progression of decomposition. The data collection includes recordings of a Total Body Score subject to a graded scale for the head and neck area, trunk and limbs. The ultimate endpoint is when samples achieve full skeletonization and the decomposition process has come to a stop. This particular project is expected to reveal how decomposition is affected by temperature changes around the globe and contribute to the understanding and interpretation of taphonomic data.
Along with Boston University, The Taphonomic Research in Anthropology: Centre for Experimental Studies (TRACES) has invited 4 other institutions, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Central Lancaster, U.K., Turkish Police Forensic Laboratory-Ankara Turkey and The Ministry of Justice-Bangkok, Thailand.
The Forensic Anthropology program at BUSM is designed to train individuals in the theory, practice, and methods of biological and skeletal anthropology employed by forensic anthropologists in medicolegal death investigations. Students receive extensive training in osteology, forensic anthropological techniques and procedures, forensic anthropology field methods, biological anthropology theory, taphonomy, human anatomy, crime scene investigation and methods of human identification. This is a full-time 42 credit Master of Science program. To learn more about this program and others, please visit the Graduate Medical Sciences website.
Registration for fall is ongoing for continuing students. Please see the summer registration page.
GMS will have 3 new courses for the upcoming year including
(i) GMS MS 585 Infectious Diseases: Agents, Epidemiology, and Clinical Manifestations which explores principles of infection, host factors, epidemiology, treatment, prevention, and clinical approach to infection of different organs and systems, Spring 2014
(ii) GMS MS 710 Transdisciplinary Training Program in Addiction Science an introductory course that covers the broad field of addiction with a focus on drug dependence. In one segment of the course, students will learn about the spectrum of drug dependence disorders and modalities for diagnosis, Fall 2013
(iii) GMS OH 770 Evidence Based Dentistry that covers topics from basic study design, research methodology and statistical analysis to dental ethics and critiques of evidence based research articles, Fall 2013.
April 8th, 10th, and 11th @ 11am-2pm:
Stop by our table in the main lobby to learn about sarcoma research and the Sonia Sethi Foundation.
Go to Andres Café as 5% of all proceeds will be donated to the Sonia Sethi Foundation.
April 11th @ 11:30am-12:30pm, Baskt Auditorium:
Join us for a presentation by Dr. David D’Adamo, Clinical Director at the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to learn more about sarcomas, current research trials, and case studies. A reception is to follow.
2013 Education Day will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. BUMC faculty, fellow, residents, students and staff are invited to submit proposals for workshops and abstracts of ongoing or completed education projects. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday April 19, 2013. Cash prizes awarded for top abstracts. For more information please see flyer or link.
The 19th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2013 will be held on May 10th, 2013 in Hiebert Lounge from 8:30-5:00.
On this day we honor our graduate students by hearing about their exciting research efforts in a poster session and share their excitement as they congratulate their friends after winning the coveted Achievement Award. We also share our ideas with a scientific luminary that serves as a Visiting Professor for the student award winners. For our 19th year we are thrilled to announce that Dr. James Darnell will deliver the keynote address ”Be Curious—-AND Stay Curious!
Abstracts are due May 1st. More information and the Abstract application can be found here.