Category: General News

Medical Campus Flu Clinics

October 11th, 2013 in General News

There will be joint MED/GMS/SDM/SPH flu clinics at the medical campus so all students on the medical campus will have an opportunity to get a flu shot. If your program and/or courses require working with patients or spending any time in the hospitals or clinics then you must obtain a sticker to be placed on your BU ID after the flu shot.  If you do not comply you will NOT be permitted in these areas unless you wear a mask.
Following are dates, times and locations.

  • Nov 4th  from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm  in Hiebert Lounge

  • Nov. 7th from  4:00 pm  -7:00 pm in  Hiebert Lounge

  • Nov 14th   7:30 am-12:00 pm in   Hiebert Lounge

  • Nov 18th from 10:00 am -1:50 pm  in  Rooms  L212/L214


    Please note the following:


    • Flu shot is covered 100% for the students who have BU’s Aetna Student Health Insurance.
    • Students with other health insurances will be charged $30 that will be placed on the student’s account.  Student Health Services (SHS) will provide a receipt to submit to their insurance for repayment.


    • All students that attend these clinics will have a sticker applied to their ID regardless of which school or program they are in.
    • Students that attend a clinic on the CRC campus or at SHS will need to self-identify that they are in need of a sticker. We will then be able to apply the sticker at that time.
    • Students that choose to get a flu shot outside of clinics offered by SHS will need to provide a medical record showing that they received the vaccine. This medical record will need to be turned in to SHS.
      • This can either be walked in to SHS, mailed in, faxed in (617-353-3557), or the student can present this information at one of our clinics. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THIS INFORMATION – it is protected health information.
      • Once documented, you can check with Dr. Hee-Young Park at the GMS office to obtain a sticker.

      GMS 2014 Application Portal Open

      September 10th, 2013 in General News

      The application portal for GMS programs is now open! Please see our admissions page for details.

      Upcoming GMSSO Events

      September 9th, 2013 in General News, Homepage

      Professional Development Award: Due Date extended to November 15th

      Operation Gratitude: November 11th-14th and November 18th-21st

      “Movember” Men’s Health Bake Sale: November 22nd

      For information and to view more events, please check out the GMSSO website.

      Campus Safety Message

      September 8th, 2013 in General News, Homepage

      This message is from Connie Packard, Director of Public Safety, Control Center and Parking Services.

      Sept. 18, 2013

      Personal safety and security are the shared responsibility of everyone at BU Medical Campus (BUMC) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). The days have begun to be shorter and we want to remind you about how to stay alert and safe. As always, the Public Safety Department urges you to take precautions to protect your personal and BUMC/BMC property.

      The following safety tips can help keep you safe and secure.

      In the Neighborhood:

      • Be aware of people distracting you so they can have an opportunity to take your belongings. Asking you what time it is, if you have a match or for directions are the usual methods.
      • Do not use cell phones, iPods or any mobile device when going to and from an outside location. Not only do these items appear valuable to a thief, but they also distract you from paying attention to your surroundings.
      • When parking your vehicle, keep doors secured until you are ready to exit. There have been incidents where suspects have opened passenger doors and taken visible property from the front seat.

      In the Workplace:

      • Never compromise safety or security for the sake of convenience. For example:  use our escort shuttle service on campus instead of walking alone, especially when it gets dark.
      • Wear your Boston University or Boston Medical Center Identification Badge at all times.
      • Always lock your office or work area when you leave for any period of time.
      • Never prop doors open.
      • When entering “CARD ACCESS ONLY” areas, do not to allow non-ID employees or visitors in behind you.
      • If you are using a laptop computer, do not leave it unattended at any time.
      • Keep your purse, wallet, keys and other valuables with you at all times or locked in a drawer or cabinet.
      • Carry a minimal amount of cash and credit/ATM cards while at school or in the workplace.
      • Do not carry passports, visas, or social security cards unless absolutely necessary.
      • Immediately report suspicious activity to Public Safety at 414-4444.

      When Traveling:

      • Remain in well-lit, well-traveled areas. Avoid shortcuts and remain alert.
      • Do not use cell phones or iPods or other devices with earphones while walking to your destination— this includes walking to garages and waiting at bus stops. When wearing earphones, your hearing is diminished and you become a target for crime. 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. Utilize the shuttle services or request a public safety escort after hours by calling 617-414-4444 for on campus destinations.
      • Have your car or building key in your hand before you reach the door of your car or destination.  Do not spend time at your car door or at your destination searching for your keys.
      • Always secure your vehicle. Never leave any valuables or contents in plain view. GPS navigation systems, laptop computers, iPods, electronics devices, bags and money left in vehicles are targeted by thieves. If you use a suction device to mount electronic equipment, remove the device and clean the ring left on the windshield or dashboard. The suction device or ring on the windshield is a sign to thieves that devices might be hidden in the vehicle. Lock all property in the trunk prior to parking your vehicle or take it with you.

      Please visit our website for additional crime prevention information and brochures on personal protection, workplace safety and home security.

      Should you have any questions or concerns about your personal safety here at Boston University Medical Campus or Boston Medical Center and would like to speak to me personally, please email ( or call me (617-638-4935)


      Stay Safe!

      GMSSO invites all master’s and doctoral students to the Fall Canoe and Kayak Social this Saturday 9/7

      September 4th, 2013 in General News

      The event will be held at the Charles River Canoe and Kayak located at Kendall Square.  For more information see flyer and/or RSVP.

      Incoming Student BBQ 9/3 in Hiebert Lounge due to weather.

      August 29th, 2013 in General News


      ASM Sarber Award Recipient

      August 9th, 2013 in General News, Homepage, Research

      Congratulations to Fadie Coleman, PhD candidate in the Department of Microbiology for being recognized as one of two students to receive the Sarber Award for research excellence and potential, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

      Fadie will be presented this award at the ASM General Meeting Awards Banquet and Dinner on Sunday, May 18, 2014 here in Boston. Please join us in congratulating Fadie!

      PhD Virtual Grad School Fair on 9/10

      August 1st, 2013 in General News, Homepage, Prospective Student, Research

      GMS will be participating in the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair hosted by CareerEco on September 10th and October 24th from 9AM-4PM EST. If you are interested in learning more about our PhD and MD/PhD programs, please complete this free registration and live chat with our faculty and administration.2013-biomed_evite-student

      GSDM Blood Drive 8/29

      August 1st, 2013 in General News

      Every two seconds, someone, somewhere in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Help save a life by donating blood at the GSDM Blood Drive, sponsored by the American Student Dental Association.  Your blood donation could help an accident victim, someone receiving an organ transplant or a cancer patient battling their disease. In fact, each blood donation has the potential to save three lives!

      Join your fellow classmates, and help patients in from Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital on Thursday, August 29th from 11am to 5pm, in front of the Newton Pavilion.

      If you are at least 18 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood, however there are some restrictions on who is eligible to donate. Please read the attached document carefully before scheduling a donation appointment. All donors need to present positive identification.

      If you are eligible to donate blood and would like to, please log onto and use the code BUDENTAL to schedule your appointment.

      It is important that you prepare for your blood donation by eating a balanced and nutritious meal and drinking extra (non-caffeinated) beverages before your appointment. Students are also encouraged to eat iron-rich foods like red meat, green vegetables and peanut butter in the days and weeks before their donation.

      If you have any questions, please contact Erica in GSDM Student Affairs,, 617-638-4790.

      Two BUSM Faculty Receive Alzheimer’s Disease Grants

      July 21st, 2013 in General News, Homepage, Research

      GMS is excited to share that two of our faculty members have received Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium (MNC) Awards. David Harris, MD, PhD, Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine have received Alzheimer’s Disease Grants. Read More.