Category: General News

Social 2/28: Open to all Students

February 27th, 2014 in General News

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Scholars Day 4/15/14

February 26th, 2014 in General News, Research, test

Scholars Day 2014 will take place on Tuesday, April 15th in the George Sherman Union with abstract submissions due 4/6.  

The abstract submission form for Scholars Day 2014 will be available between March 17-31 (starting and ending at noon on those dates) at http://www.bu.edu/provost/scholars-day-2014/.  Advisors will be asked to approve student abstracts by Sunday, April 6th.  Students whose abstracts are not approved by the deadline will not have a designated location at the event.

All graduate students in a degree-granting program at Boston University who are also engaged in research in any area of study are invited to participate. Postdoctoral researchers are also welcome, but are not eligible for awards.

This event is intended to honor and celebrate research by our graduate students and has been held at Boston University for nearly two decades. Originally, the event focused on science and engineering research, but was expanded in recent years to include the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Over time, the number and quality of presentations has grown enormously, as has the number of awards presented by schools, college, centers and institutes.  The judging forms used by schools and colleges provide feedback to students from faculty reviewing the work.

This year, we hope to further encourage submissions from the arts and humanities by including panels, the conventional format for presenting research in these disciplines.  Panels will be built around scholarly areas that emerge from the abstracts submitted.

Those students presenting posters will be asked to set up beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Poster judging will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Please plan to be present during as much of this time as possible, as you may need to assist the judges in their understanding of your work.  Panel judging will take place during the sessions themselves, which will be scheduled in advance.

If you are a graduate student or post-doc, we hope you will consider participating (Post-docs are not eligible for awards).  If you are a member of the faculty, we hope you will consider volunteering to judge and provide feedback, encouraging your graduate students to become involved, and persuading your undergraduate students to attend.

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Renting in Boston – 2/27

February 13th, 2014 in General News, test

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GMS Commencement: 5/16-5/17

February 10th, 2014 in Academics, Graduation

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IMPORTANT: Attendance does not require paper tickets, however each graduate is allowed 4 guests.

Please join us in celebrating the success of GMS masters and doctoral students  at the 2014 GMS Commencement Ceremonies.

The Masters ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10AM in the George Sherman Union. For specific information, please see the following document.

The Ph.D. and M.D. ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30AM in Agganis Arena. For specific information please see the following document.

Faculty Commencement Information

Visit the GMS Commencement page for further details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tonight’s Thursday Night Seminar with Dr. Loscalzo Cancelled due to Inclement Weather

February 10th, 2014 in General News, Research

–This Seminar will be Rescheduled–

The MD/PhD program would like to invite you to a new Thursday Seminar Series: All the things you can’t learn doing experiments – scientific careers and beyond. One Thursday every month from 5:00PM-6:00PM we will bring in speakers from the greater Boston area who have a range of experience; from starting/having successful labs to starting their own biotech/ pharma companies to advising these companies. Greater Boston is one of the most highly ranked areas in the US in terms of biotech, pharmacology and life sciences research – so take advantage of these seminars to maximize your career potential. You will be learning from the best in the business.

This Thursday, 2/13/14  Dr. Joseph Loscalzo – Chairman, Department of Medicine, at Brigham & Women’s hospital will be our guest for the evening  from 5-6pm in X-715, 650 Albany Street, BUMC.  See the MD/PhD current Seminar Page for future listings.

Dr. Joseph Loscalzo is Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Loscalzo received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, his Ph.D. in biochemistry, and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical training was completed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he served as Resident and Chief Resident in medicine and Fellow in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Loscalzo is recognized as an outstanding cardiovascular scientist, clinician, and teacher. He has received many awards, and his experience and recognition by the medical community has gained him widespread respect among his peers. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to hear him speak!

- Credit: Brigham & Woman’s Hospital

GMSSO Blood Drive Feb. 13

February 6th, 2014 in General News

Sponsored by

GMSSO

Thursday, February 13th

   11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hiebert Lounge

Sign up for an appointment

Mon. Feb. 3rd– Tues. Feb. 11th 11-1pm

in the medical school lobby

or visit redcrossblood.org

 

McCahan Education Day 5/22

February 6th, 2014 in General News, Research

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For more information or to submit a poster abstract or workshop proposal visit: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/jmedday/

Explore Diverse Careers in Science: Speed Networking Event 4/22

February 5th, 2014 in General News

Science is a booming, vibrant industry in the city of Boston. Between the universities, research institutions and biotechnology companies that pepper the city blocks, it isn’t any wonder why Boston is sometimes referred to as the “Athens of America”. While a typical career path may pursue the direction of academic research, there are also many alternative careers that go beyond the bench.

In an effort to bring these alternative careers in science to the forefront, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) in conjunction with the BUSM Office of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (OPDPA), the BUSM Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) and the Cambridge Science Festival, is hosting a speed networking event Alternative Careers in Science. This event, open to the BUMC community, will provide the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career paths across the STEM fields from mid to late-career professionals in a fun, low-pressure environment.

This two-and-a-half hour event will be held in a speed networking fashion where participants will interact with more than 20 experienced panelists who will give insight into their chosen professions. The event will open and conclude with a half hour of networking and light refreshments. There will be five 15-minute sessions during which participants can learn about a different field of expertise, including:

  • Academia and Teaching
  • Business Development
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Consulting, Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical Writing
  • Non-Profit
  • Patent Law
  • Product Management
  • Project Management
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales
  • Science Policy
  • Social Enterprise
  • Technology Transfer

Alternative Careers in Science will take place on Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the BUSM Instructional Building, 14th Floor, Hiebert Lounge. A light dinner will be provided. Register for the event here.

More Information

Housing Fair: 6/13 11AM-1PM

February 2nd, 2014 in General News

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GMS Emergency Closing Procedures

January 22nd, 2014 in General News

 

In the event of existing or projected weather conditions or other emergency/disaster situations,
GMS may cancel classes. Cancellation of GMS classes will be communicated by posting the
cancellation announcement on the GMS website and/or by the individual course manager. This may
be independent of other closings throughout the medical campus.

If the medical campus is closed for the day, then no GMS classes will be held. Note that Boston
University’s Charles River Campus may be closed while the Boston University School of Medicine
remains open, in which classes will be held unless otherwise noted. Announcements and
information regarding all Boston University closings or delayed openings will be made on local radio
and television stations, as well as the GMS website.

 

 

 

In the event of existing or projected weather conditions or other emergency/disaster situations,
GMS may cancel classes. Cancellation of GMS classes will be communicated by posting the
cancellation announcement on the GMS website and/or by the individual course manager. This may
be independent of other closings throughout the medical campus.