Category: General News

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Brady- New Assistant Dean of GMS

August 3rd, 2016 in General News, Homepage

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Brady, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences will serve as an Assistant Dean for GMS.  During Dr. Brady’s 25 years of service to Boston University he has held a number of senior clinical and administrative leadership roles on the Medical and Charles River Campuses. In 2004 he assumed a leadership position in the GMS as Director of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program and it remains one of our most robust masters programs. In addition, Dr. Brady has made significant contributions to GMS as a long-standing member of the GMS Faculty Forum, formerly GMS Faculty Senate. His leadership at BU extends beyond GMS as he is the immediate past Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council and former ex-officio member of the Trustees of Boston University.

Dr. Brady is also very active beyond the classroom where his scholarly and clinical efforts are directed towards HIV and mental disorders. He has led a number of federally sponsored projects, most recently an NIH-NIMH study examining Motivational Approaches for HIV prevention for mentally ill and homeless adults. In collaboration with the Dr. Lena Lungren at the BU School of Social Work, Dr. Brady is currently the Co-PI of a SAMSHA funded substance abuse multi-disciplinary training grant.

Dr. Brady served as past Chair of the American Mental Health Counseling Associations Professional Development Committee and past Chair of the APA Counsel on AIDS. In addition, he is a member of the American Association of State Counseling Boards, American Counseling Association, International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress and New England Aids Education and Training Center Advisory Committee.

Dr. Brady received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida in Gainesville FL, and his M.A. and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Steve will continue to lead the Master’s Program in Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine while he joins the front office Division as Assistant Dean. Please join us in congratulating him on his new role.

Forensic Anthropology Open House- September 30

August 1st, 2016 in General News, Homepage, test

Date: September 30th
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Boston University School of Medicine, R806

The Forensic Anthropology is hosting an Open House where students will have the opportunity to speak with faculty and current students. There will be tours of BUSM classrooms and laboratories during the morning. Students will then be transported by bus to the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility in Holliston, Mass., where they can tour the research facility and observe some of our ongoing research projects and continue discussions with faculty and current students. Adjunct faculty and associates from local, state and federal law enforcement will be present to speak about our program and future career opportunities. A catered lunch will be served upon arrival in Holliston. You will be transported back to BUSM by bus at the end of the day.

If you are interested and can attend we ask that you RSVP by Sept. 15. To RSVP, please contact Agent Gary Reinecke at or 638-5963.

BUMC Student Discount: Fall 2016 MBTA Semester Pass

August 1st, 2016 in General News, test

BUMC Students can receive an 11 percent discount on September through December MBTA passes.

Stop by the TranSComm office at 710 Albany St., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, to complete an application form and pay by credit card or check/money order.

The deadline to submit an application form with payment is Friday, August 12, at 4:30 p.m. There are no exceptions! Mailed in forms postmarked on/after this date will not be accepted!

Visit the TranSComm webpage for more details.

BUSM’s Memorial for Orlando

June 20th, 2016 in General News, test

Friday, June 17, 2016: The Boston University Medical Campus students, faculty and staff joined together for a moment of silence in memory of the lives lost and those affected by the tragedy that occurred in Orlando, Florida.

Pianist Moises Fernandez Via performed a musical tribute.

11th Annual McCahan Day Success!

May 27th, 2016 in General News

McCahan Day Inspires &  Innovates BUMC Educators

COM McCahan Day 3On Thursday, May 25, more than 100 faculty, staff, residents and students attended the 11th Annual John McCahan Medical Education Day on the BU Medical Campus, an interactive event that aims to showcase the wide variety of educational innovations and research activities taking place on campus.

COM McCahan Day 1Named after John McCahan, MD, former associate dean for Academic Affairs (1976–2006) and acting dean (2003–2005) at BUSM, the daylong event included five workshops and a poster session displaying nearly 40 abstracts.

This year’s theme, “Interactive Learning,” covered a variety of topics including team-based learning, peer-mentoring, professional development and other critical tools for teaching, learning and evaluation.

COM McCahan Day 2The keynote address, “Transforming the Large Enrollment Lecture Classroom into an Active Learning Zone,” was given by Colin Montpetit, assistant professor of biology at University of Ottawa and co-founder of the Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators, who shared his particular interest in producing a better quality, more engaging student experience without reducing enrollment numbers.

“We are pleased to offer BUMC educators a day of stimulating speakers and workshops for inspiration and sharing innovative ideas,” said Karen Antman, MD, BUSM Dean and Provost of the Medical Campus.

Summer 2016 Advanced Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops

May 10th, 2016 in General News

The BU Advanced Program in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will continue its advanced workshop series in June 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. 
Please view the June 2016 RCR announcement here. Directions for completing the online modules (Steps 1 and 2) are outlined in the announcement. The announcement also contains links to the RCR completion status page where participants can verify the workshops they have attended, and to the advanced RCR workshop registration page.
Please feel free to contact Alan Fine, Director, Responsible Conduct of Research program, with any questions or concerns at

June 10th, 10:30am-1pm: Housing Fair for incoming and current students

March 30th, 2016 in General News

BUMC Housing Fair Student Announcment 2016

MED School continues climb in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

March 25th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

U.S. News & World Report deems MED the 29th best medical school in the nation for research, up one step from last year and the school’s highest grade ever in that category. MED ranked 40th for primary care education, up from 2015’s 52nd. US News says 116 medical schools submitted data for the rankings. Congratulations to the outstanding students, faculty, and staff who continue to contribute the Boston University School of Medicine’s success.

2016 BUMC Art Days – April 4th-5th

March 16th, 2016 in General News


Monday, April 4th and Tuesday, April 5th
Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor

All students, faculty and staff from all BUMC schools are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 26thAnnual Boston University School of Medicine gallery for the arts. Dean Chobanian initiated “Art Days” to foster and support the growth of the creative arts at BUMC. The event has been very successful in showcasing work from students, faculty, staff and family members.  The exhibition is mounted by the Creative Arts Society.

To be placed on the “submit list” or if you have any questions please contact:

Dr. Keith Tornheim: (p) 638-8296 (e)

On April 1, we will accept paintings, photos, poetry, sculpture, needlework, etc.  Pieces should be framed if possible.  Security will be provided.  Works will be returned April 6. Specific instructions will be sent at a later date to those who respond to this announcement.

M.S. in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Open House March 18th 3-6pm

March 15th, 2016 in General News

mams open house