Category: 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)
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
Lunch will be served
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Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org us to let us know you’re joining!
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.
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.
McCahan Day Inspires & Innovates BUMC Educators
On 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.
Named 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.
The 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.
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.