The Medical Campus will hold it's annual housing fair on Friday June...
Wednesday, December 12th 10am-3pm
Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor
Please sign up for an appointment the Thursday, December 5 – Monday, December 10th from 11am-1pm in the L-Building Lobby
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The Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization (GMSSO) will be collecting donations for service members stationed abroad in the BU School of Medicine Lobby on November 27th-29th and December 4th-6th from 11:00am-1:00pm. Donations will also be accepted in the GMS Office, L-317. Please view the flyer to see what types of donations are needed. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on December 4, 2012 from 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. in Bakst Auditorium for an exciting panel discussion followed by a networking opportunity. Many individuals with Ph.D’s in biological sciences will change paths over the course of their careers. This might mean a move out of the lab or elsewhere into functions like education, operations, clinical, marketing, business development, or legal. For those thinking about their future, this program will highlight how people engineer career changes, how these careers evolve, and how you can guide your career path over the near and long term.
Join us for a panel discussion with the State Lab Director, Intellectual Property Attorney, Biotech Instructor, and Academic Researcher about how they have achieved successful career changes. We’ll also include plenty of time for your questions, discussion and networking. Reception to follow in Room L-109A/B.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Bakst Auditorium, 72 East Concord Street
Reception to follow: Room L-109A/B
Notes: For more details, or to sign up, contact Yolanta Kovalko email@example.com.
Creating Your Individual Development Plan, Part I: Finding the Right Career Path for YOU
Scientists today follow many different types of scientific career paths. But with so many options, how do you decide which is the best for you? In this workshop, you will consider your top skills, interests, and values, and then identify strategies for tailoring your career exploration to these unique individual characteristics. Taught by Cynthia Fuhrmann, co-author of “myIDP” (a new online career-planning tool hosted by AAAS and Science Careers), this interactive workshop will propel you toward the next step along your career trajectory.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, room L-804
Faculty Workshop: 12pm
Student Workshop: 2pm
Notes: For more details, or to sign up, contact Caitlin Sleasman, firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 26, 2012, 5:00 PM. This workshop can accommodate 30 students only, so hurry and reserve your seat now!
Francine Montemurro, Boston University Ombuds, will lead a workshop on conflict resolution skills specifically designed for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Through this workshop you will: Learn effective ways to communicate with others in stressful situations. Learn more collaborative ways to problem-solve. Identify your conflict style(s) Strengthen relationships with others.
Notes: For more details, or to sign up, contact Caitlin Sleasman, email@example.com, by November 2, 2012, 5:00 pm with full name and position/department. Light refreshments will be served. This workshop can accommodate 20 students only, so hurry and reserve your seat now!
Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Farrer and Dr. Timothy Heeren, as well as their colleagues at Boston University, on receiving a five year training grant on addiction from Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support specialized later stage PhD training “Transformative Training Program in Addiction Science (TTPAS)”.
“Addictions to smoking, alcohol, and illicit drugs are among the nation’s most critical public health and societal problems. The genetic vulnerability, environmental exposures, and individual behaviors that contribute to the brain dysfunction and compulsive tendencies that mark addiction make it one of the most complicated diseases to study and treat. Some researchers, especially at Boston University, have developed multi-disciplinary collaborations, but training addiction scientists still proceeds in disciplinary silos, preventing emergence of the broad skill set needed for genuine breakthroughs. TTPAS will prepare investigators to apply diverse approaches to addiction research using tools from bench science, medicine, population studies, statistics, and computational biology.
Three core components anchor TTPAS: a biweekly joint seminar focusing on how different disciplines approach a similar issue in addiction; multiple mentors from different disciplines for each trainee and multi-disciplinary dissertation committees; and a clinical module enabling trainees to experience people in addiction treatment/recovery. The program includes a concentrated effort to achieve student diversity and to assure that all trainees have a thorough understanding of the intellectual bases, techniques, and the languages of reporting in all the disciplines to facilitate effective communication across lay and professional audiences.
Professors Lindsay Farrer (an addiction genetics researcher) and Timothy Heeren (a senior biostatistician with 25 years of addiction research experience) will lead TTPAS. Dr. Farrer co-directs the nation’s largest genetics study of addiction to cocaine, opiates, alcohol, and nicotine among Caucasians and African Americans. Dr. Heeren is currently studying the effects of maternal cocaine use on child development and the impact of alcohol addiction on HIV treatment outcomes.
The co-leaders are supported by a unique and large group of established Boston University addiction scientists in medicine, psychology, neuroscience, pharmacology, biology, psychiatry, social work, engineering, biostatistics, informatics, health services research and public health who already are linked together through multi-disciplinary faculty seminars. Boston University faculty investigators currently direct more than 50 funded addiction-related research projects including pharmacological and neurocognitive mechanisms regulating drug withdrawal and relapse in animal models; the relationship between long-term alcohol abuse and decrements in brain structure and cognitive-emotional functioning among adult alcoholic men and women; and the efficacy of pharmacological treatments for alcoholism in a clinic population.”
The Boston University Medical Campus is scheduled to open under normal operations Tuesday October 30th. Please note: Employees in essential services must report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to, University Police, Facilities Management and Planning, University Dining Services, Mail Services, Student Health Services and the University Switchboard. For detailed information, please go to http://www.bu.edu/today
Boston University Medical Campus will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. This includes the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Medicine and Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.
Employees in essential services should report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to, Public Safety, Facilities Management, Emergency Patient Treatment, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Mail Service.
Students who are assigned to inpatient services are expected to be present, if possible. Students who are assigned to outpatient services should check with their course director or the policy at the clinical site.
For updated information, please call the emergency communications hotline at 617
We are pleased to announce that the renovation of our office space is complete! Please stop by and visit us in L317 .
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Our web site contains all the pertinent information, links and forms to successfully complete the registration process: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/gateway/students/registration/
• Prior to registering for any classes, all students must first meet with their Advisor/ Program director to discuss course selection and to obtain the required Academic Advising Access Code for On-line Registration.
• Some GMS courses are restricted from On-line Registration. For these courses, students will need to submit a Registration form which requires both the instructor and advisor signature.
• A complete listing of all GMS courses and the current spring 2013 courses can be found on the website and accessed through the student link.
*Please note that if you plan to graduate in January 2013, you do not need to register but you must submit the diploma application by November 1, 2012. Feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions.
GMSSO Movie Night: GATTACA
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6-8pm, 14th Floor, Hiebert Lounge
Watch Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law continually battle to find their place in the world and who they are destined to be according to their genes.
Free Movie, Popcorn, and Candy!
Sponsored by the Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization (GMSSO) firstname.lastname@example.org