Category: Academics

Summer and Fall Registration

March 25th, 2014 in Academics, Homepage

Registration for the summer is now open and fall starts on March 30th  for continuing students.  Please see the summer registration page.

GMS Commencement: 5/16-5/17

February 3rd, 2014 in Academics, Homepage

Come celebrate   the success of GMS masters and doctoral students  at the 2014 GMS Commencement.  Visit the GMS Commencement page for further details.

Three New GMS Courses for Academic Year 2013-2014

July 15th, 2013 in Academics, Homepage

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.

More information please see the Newly Approved Course Listing on the  Current Course Offerings page.

Sarcoma Awareness Week 4/8-4/12

April 7th, 2013 in Academics, General News

Sarcoma Awareness Week April 8th-April 12th

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.

April 10th:

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 McCahan Education Day

March 30th, 2013 in Academics, General News

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.

 

19th Annual Russek Student Achievement Day 5/10

March 19th, 2013 in Academics, General News

Russek Poster 2013The 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.

MA in Medical Sciences Open House 3/15 from 3pm – 6pm

February 19th, 2013 in Academics, General News, Prospective Student, Uncategorized

The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences is hosting an Open House on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 3-6PM at Boston University School of Medicine, Room L-201.

The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program introduces students to a broad range of topics in the medical sciences while strengthening their academic credentials for admission to medical and other professional schools. It is a 32-credit program, with a required thesis, that can be completed in one or two calendar years. All coursework is taken in the first year but many student elect to use the second year to gain valuable research and volunteer experience at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center or off-campus.

Please RSVP to:
Dr. Gwynneth Offiner
Program Director
goffner@bu.edu

GMS Graduation Workshops 1/22 at 12:00pm (PhD) and 3:00pm (MA/MS)

January 3rd, 2013 in Academics, General News, Graduation

Information session for students graduating in May 2013 will be held on Jan. 22.

PhD Candidates will meet at 12pm in room R103 for lunch.

MA/MS Candidates will meet at 3pm in Bakst Auditorium.

For more information, please contact Dr. Theresa Davies tdavies@bu.edu

BU Awarded Addiction Training Grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

October 30th, 2012 in Academics, General News, Homepage

Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Farrer and Dr. Timothy Heeren, as well as their colleagues at Boston University, on receiving a five year training grant on addiction from Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support specialized later stage PhD training “Transformative Training Program in Addiction Science (TTPAS)”.

“Addictions to smoking, alcohol, and illicit drugs are among the nation’s most critical public health and societal problems. The genetic vulnerability, environmental exposures, and individual behaviors that contribute to the brain dysfunction and compulsive tendencies that mark addiction make it one of the most complicated diseases to study and treat. Some researchers, especially at Boston University, have developed multi-disciplinary collaborations, but training addiction scientists still proceeds in disciplinary silos, preventing emergence of the broad skill set needed for genuine breakthroughs. TTPAS will prepare investigators to apply diverse approaches to addiction research using tools from bench science, medicine, population studies, statistics, and computational biology.

Three core components anchor TTPAS: a biweekly joint seminar focusing on how different disciplines approach a similar issue in addiction; multiple mentors from different disciplines for each trainee and multi-disciplinary dissertation committees; and a clinical module enabling trainees to experience people in addiction treatment/recovery. The program includes a concentrated effort to achieve student diversity and to assure that all trainees have a thorough understanding of the intellectual bases, techniques, and the languages of reporting in all the disciplines to facilitate effective communication across lay and professional audiences.

Professors Lindsay Farrer (an addiction genetics researcher) and Timothy Heeren (a senior biostatistician with 25 years of addiction research experience) will lead TTPAS. Dr. Farrer co-directs the nation’s largest genetics study of addiction to cocaine, opiates, alcohol, and nicotine among Caucasians and African Americans. Dr. Heeren is currently studying the effects of maternal cocaine use on child development and the impact of alcohol addiction on HIV treatment outcomes.

The co-leaders are supported by a unique and large group of established Boston University addiction scientists in medicine, psychology, neuroscience, pharmacology, biology, psychiatry, social work, engineering, biostatistics, informatics, health services research and public health who already are linked together through multi-disciplinary faculty seminars. Boston University faculty investigators currently direct more than 50 funded addiction-related research projects including pharmacological and neurocognitive mechanisms regulating drug withdrawal and relapse in animal models; the relationship between long-term alcohol abuse and decrements in brain structure and cognitive-emotional functioning among adult alcoholic men and women; and the efficacy of pharmacological treatments for alcoholism in a clinic population.”

GMS Participates in October 25th Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

June 18th, 2012 in Academics, General News, Prospective Student

Please join the Division of Graduate Medical Science at the upcoming Virtual Grad Fair.  Learn about our 26 different MA, MS, PhD and MD/PhD Degrees online while talking to representatives from many of our programs.  Please see details below.


biomed_october-2012-bigbannerVirtual Biomed Grad School Fair :
October 25, 2012

Biomedical Sciences Graduate students–Decide where you want to go to school!
Unique opportunity to meet Admission Representatives from more than 21 renowned Biomed grad schools
Registered Schools Listed Herehttp://biomed.careereco.net/virtual-fair/chat-with-organizations/

Connect real-time with schools without leaving your home or office.  Attend the fair online from anywhere!
Register here: http://biomed.careereco.net/students-alumni/virtual-fair-registration/

See BU’s Graduate Medical Sciences Profile page here: http://biomed.careereco.net/2012/08/19/bu-medical-sciences/

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What students have said about prior events:

“The Virtual Fair was extremely convenient and useful. I was able to communicate with multiple schools of my interest and ask questions. This Virtual Fair also saved me time and traveling fees if I were to visit the schools’ campuses instead.”

“I thought the virtual fair was extremely helpful. Chatting with the school representatives helped give me some direction for what I’d like to pursue, as well as some helpful tips/expectations for the application process.”

“I feel that this was great concept…It gave me an opportunity to ask questions that may not have been answered on their website and to see other potential students’ questions that I may not have thought to ask.”
“It was perfect. I loved the fact that school representatives gave out their e-mail addresses and encouraged us to contact them.”

“The whole system was very user friendly.”

Begin or refine your grad school search at the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on September 12th.

Questions: biomed@careereco.com or 770-980-0088