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The MS in Forensic Anthropology at Boston University School of Medicine 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 will 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.
Congratulations to all Division of Graduate Medical Sciences graduates in the Class of 2017!
For a recap of Commencement speeches, please read highlights from Dr. Liz Moses’ (MED ’17) address, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) address to the M.D. and Ph.D. Graduates, and GMS graduates’ addresses to their fellow M.S. and M.A. graduates.
We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
Congratulations to Dr. James Pokines, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Dr. Xaralabos Varelas, Biochemistry, on their promotions to Associate Professor.
James Pokines, MED, Anatomy & Neurobiology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA) is a leader in the fields of taphonomy, forensic archaeology, Paleolithic archaeology, and zooarchaeology. His worldwide field research includes the Nile Delta of Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, Cantabrian Spain, and Bolivia. Dr. Pokines is the course director of five Forensic Anthropology graduate courses, and also the Forensic Anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is the incoming Vice President for the ABFA, where he also serves on multiple committees.
Xaralabos Varelas, MED, Biochemistry, a creative cellular and molecular biologist whose research focuses on the development of tissues and organs, and how the underlying homeostatic signals go awry in cancer. His well-funded work on the regulation and function of the Hippo signaling pathway, an essential developmental pathway that has emerged as a central mediator of cancer,has identified novel regulators and functions for Hippo pathway signaling, and described important roles for this pathway in various cancers and in animal development. Dr. Varelas also mentors students within his research program and serves on a many student thesis committees on the Medical and Charles River campuses.
When: Monday, April 3rd and Tuesday, April 4th
Where: Hiebert Lounge, Boston University School of Medicine
All students, faculty and staff from all BUMC schools are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the TWENTY-SEVENTH annual Boston University Medical Campus gallery for the arts, sponsored by the Provost’s Office. “Art Days” was begun by then Dean and later Provost Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at BUMC. It has been very successful and has shown work from students, faculty and 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 8-8296 email: email@example.com
On March 31, we will accept paintings, photos, poetry, sculpture, needlework, etc. Pieces should be framed if possible. Security will be provided. Works will be returned April 5. Specific instructions will be sent at a later date to those who respond to this announcement.
Congratulations to Jarred Mondoñedo, MD/PhD on his first-author publication in PLOS Computational Biology, Predicting Structure-Function Relations and Survival following Surgical and Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Treatment of Emphysema.
Boston University researchers Béla Suki (left) and Jarred Mondoñedo have developed a computer model of emphysema that could help predict patient survival and quality of life following treatment. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi
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always keep a safe distance.
- Be conscious of strangers using distracting techniques, which may give them the opportunity to take your belongings. Such techniques include asking questions such as, “What time is it” or “Do you have a cigarette or a light” while positioning themselves very close to you.
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out of view when leaving your vehicle unattended.
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or visitors in behind you.
- If you are using a laptop computer, do not leave it unattended at any time.
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- Make yourself familiar with the location of the blue BUMC Public Safety
Emergency Call boxes around the campus.
- Travel with a friend or in a group when possible, two is always better than one.
- Utilize the shuttle services or request a public safety escort after hours by calling (617) 414-4444 for on campus destinations.
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for your keys.
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Congratulations to our incoming students beginning their GMS journey this Friday, September 2, 2016 at Orientation. Orientation information was sent out to all incoming students and can also be viewed on the Fall 2016 Orientation webpage. Please contact Samantha Straitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding Orientation. We look forward to meeting you on Friday!