Category: General News

Applying for Federal Fellowships

August 19th, 2016 in General News

Federal STEM Graduate Seminar Series — How to Successfully Apply for Federal Fellowships

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

WebEx (Registration required): https://nsfevents.webex.com/nsfevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecd623efac41b57aefc37c1f19a6477a3

Event Password: 8sHU24T@

We welcome you to join a virtual information session on applying for federal fellowships that will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 1pm ET. During this 1.5 hour session, our panelists, who represent several different agencies, will be sharing tips and advice on how to successfully apply for federal fellowships and traineeships. There will be time for Q&A following the panelist presentations.

Our panelists include:

Pamela Hudson-Veenbaas, Smithsonian Institution (SI)

* Carolyn Knowles, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

* Kay Lund, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

* Gisele Muller-Parker, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Fellowships to be discussed include:

* SI: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

* NASA: NASA Aeronautics Scholarship and Advanced STEM Training and Research Fellowship (AS & ASTAR)

* NIH: NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F30 & F31); NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32)

* NSF: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

 

Mentoring the Mentor Sessions

August 16th, 2016 in General News

Registration Deadline: September 9, 2016

Five Mentoring the Mentor Sessions: Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers

This is a sophisticated interactive training program that uses case studies developed and vetted with other CTSI groups around the country. All mentoring research faculty should take advantage of this rare training opportunity. This is a great opportunity to interact with and learn from colleagues in other disciplines. A certificate will be supplied to include in your training grant applications.

5 Sessions are held Wednesdays late Fall
Noon-1:30PM
Lunch will be served

Please click here for more information. For questions, please contact stomlin@bu.edu

 

MISO Tapas and Salsa Social (August 22nd)

August 9th, 2016 in General News

Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Tapas at Estragon (700 Harrison Ave.) followed by salsa dancing at Blackstone Community Center (50 W. Brookline St.)

Join the Minority and International Scientists Organization (MISO) for tapas and salsa dancing! This event will start off at Estragon at 6 pm, followed by dancing at the Blackstone Community Center. All are welcome! Please email at miso@bu.edu us to let us know you’re joining!

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 afine@bu.edu

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

ART DAYS 2016

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) tornheim@bu.edu

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.