Category: Academics

TODAY – May 2012 Graduation Workshop

November 30th, 2011 in Academics, General News, Graduation

GMS will hold graduation workshops on Thursday January 19th for all doctoral and masters students planning on completing their degree by May 2012 .

The  Workshop will provide information on  GMS required forms, policies and deadlines,  general information on thesis writing and formatting as well as submission guidelines.

Date: Thursday, January 19th

Who: PhD Candidates at 12:30pm in room R103         (lunch will be served)

Who: MA/MS Candidates at 4pm in Bakst Auditorium

Contact Information:

  • Ms. Mildred Agosto, Registrar,
  • Division of Graduate Medical Sciences,L315
  • 617-638-5124

No Classes 2/20/12 : Holiday

November 29th, 2011 in Academics, General News

Monday, February 20,  Classes are suspended for the President’s day holiday.

Refining your Resume for Industry 2/23

November 29th, 2011 in Academics, General News

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs “Speaker Series” aims to provide BUSM postdocs with information and resources to succeed here on campus and beyond. The series encourages the exchange of ideas and the intellectual enrichment of the postdoctoral community. This month’s event is: Refining your Resume for Industry. The guest speaker, Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers

Title:  Refining your Resume for Industry
Date:  Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Location: Room L-201/L203, 72 East Concord St., BU School of Medicine Bldg
Registration Required:    Email

Workshop Description:
Lauren Celano will talk about the differences between industry resumes and academic CV’s and best practices for writing a cover letter. She will focus on format, areas to highlight, what companies look for, the importance of tailoring your documents, and other tips so that your details stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.
In this program you will:

  • Focus on industry formatting for resumes
  • Learn best practices for cover letter preparation
  • Learn about what companies look for in a resume and cover letter and what they value
  • Learn how to highlight your experience
  • Learn why it is important to tailor your documents
  • Tips on how to differentiate yourself with your resume and cover letter

Abstract Deadline: 2/29 for BU’s Science and Engineering Day

November 29th, 2011 in Academics, Postdocs, Research, test

This symposium will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Metcalf Hall at the George Sherman Union.  More information is available as well as the online abstract form.

Pathways to U.S. Permanent Residence for International Postdocs December 8.

November 1st, 2011 in Academics, General News, test

Title: Pathways to U.S. Permanent Residence for International Postdocs 

Description: Workshop is intended for international postdocs in the United States in nonimmigrant classifications. Will cover long-term immigration alternatives, strategies and timing considerations for postdoctoral researchers preparing to apply for U.S. Lawful Permanent Residence and will also provide an overview of BU sponsorship policies and procedures. 

The session co-sponsored by the BUMC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and the BU International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO).

Date:                      Thursday, December 8, 2011 

Time:                      1:30 – 3:30 PM 


Location: 72 East Concord Street (BU School of Medicine Bldg.) Room Evans 120, Wilkins Board Room

Sharryn E. Ross is the Senior Partner in the firm of Ross Silverman LLP in Boston, MA. She practices exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law, with an emphasis on business immigration.  Ms. Ross has over 30 years of experience in immigration law, and has extensive experience representing companies, hospitals, and universities. She served as an elected member of the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for 12 years, and has chaired numerous national committees within AILA.  She is currently the Vice-Chair of AILA’s Department of Labor Liaison Committee.  She is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of issues in the immigration field.  Ms. Ross has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Boston Magazine as a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer in the field of immigration law.

Jeanne E. Kelley is the Director of the Boston University International Students and Scholars Office and has been in the field of international education for over 18 years. She advises international students, scholars and university departments on immigration issues and specializes in non-immigrant employment matters and federal compliance. Jeanne obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University in International Relations and a Master of Science degree from Boston University in International Communication.

SURP Program Applications now OPEN

October 31st, 2011 in Academics, test

Applications for the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) sponsored by the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences are now OPEN through February 24th.  Detailed information about the program,  the application process or access to the online  application can be found on the SURP prospective student link.

For more information please contact  Ms. Linda Zimmerman  at 617-638-5704  or complete the Request Information form.

PhD Dissertation Prospectus Due October 3rd for May 2012 Graduates

September 20th, 2011 in Academics, General News

PhD student planning to graduate in May 2012 should submit the Dissertation Prospectus by October 3rd.  Please see graduation calendar for other important dates.   Other PhD forms can be found on the students forms page

Last Date to Drop Classes is October 11.

September 20th, 2011 in Academics, General News, test

The Drop deadline for all GMS students is October 11th.  Please complete an add/drop form and submit to registrar, Ms. Millie Agosto.

Graduate Fair for Prospective Students October 20th 4-7pm.

September 18th, 2011 in Academics, Prospective Student

Thinking about going to graduate school? It’s never too early to get information. Please come and meet representatives from MA & MS programs offered by the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. Each program will have information about admissions criteria, research and professional career paths.

The fair will be help on Thursday October 20th at Boston University’s George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. For further information please contact Linda Zimmerman in the Division at

Building Successful Research Teams: Preventing and Managing Conflict – November 2nd

September 11th, 2011 in Academics, General News, Postdocs

Building Successful Research Teams: Preventing and Managing Conflict

Understanding the factors that contribute to the successful functioning of a team is critical to anyone who leads or participates in collaborative science.

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Workshop 4-5:30pm.  Reception to follow.
BU Medical Campus, Room K-103

Questions?? Contact: Ms.  Kayleigh Klegraefe (617) 638-5138,

This workshop will explore strategies for building successful and dynamic research teams.

Discussion will consider:

  • Essential characteristics of a successful research team.
  • How to build and sustain successful research teams.
  • How to develop your own career in a team science context.
  • How to manage conflict constructively in a team science context.