Category: General News
Boston University (BU) is one of seventeen institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research trainees from across the University with enhanced training to help PhD students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for careers beyond conventional academic research.
BEST Launch Reception Tuesday 11/18 in Hiebert Lounge 4-5:30.
There will be an open session for all GMS International students on Monday 10/20 in L307 entitled “Aademic Code of Conduct: Plagiarism & Cheating”.
Interested in applying to graduate school in the biomedical sciences? Our knowledgeable faculty and staff are happy to speak with you about the opportunities available for master’s and doctoral degree programs at Boston University’s School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. Register for our free Virtual Graduate Fairs or visit us at locations near you!
Local and National:
Idealist Fair Boston: September 29th
CareerEco Virtual Graduate Fair: September 30th and October 22nd
SACNAS National Conference, Los Angeles, CA: October 16th-18th
ABRCMS National Conference, San Antonio, TX: November 12th-15th
Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Webinar: September 16th and October 24th
Oral Health Sciences – 12:00 EST -January 12, 2015
Oral Health Sciences – 12:00 EST- February 25, 2015
Healthcare Emergency Management: All begin at 12:30pm at 650 Albany Street, Room X140.
Bioimaging: All begin at 12:30pm at 650 Albany Street, Room X140.
Biomedical Forensic Sciences: All begin at 1:00pm at 72 East Concord Street, Room R806.
November 10th (4-5pm)
Congratulations to the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program for being granted an 8 year accreditation. Visit their website for more information and learn how you can become part of this successful master’s program.
As of July 2014, the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Program was granted the maximum 8-year CACREP accreditation, which will be in effect through October 2022.
Boston University Office of the Executive Director of Public Safety
Campus Safety Message
September 2, 2014
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff of Boston University:
I hope that you will take full advantage of the exciting events happening across campus and in our local community this fall. I encourage you to experience all the culture and diversity that our community has to offer and, while at the same time, I urge you to make informed choices when it comes to your personal safety and security.
This weekend and throughout the fall semester, the Boston University Police and the Boston Police will have additional patrols dedicated to our campus and adjacent neighborhoods. These patrols will be focused on identifying potential threats, and to ensure that individuals who present a danger to others are dealt with, swiftly and appropriately. The Boston Police and Boston University Police departments will share information and collaborate to assess, investigate, and address any public safety issues. We will be monitoring off campus gatherings to curb dangerous drinking, underage drinking, and other activities that are unlawful and potentially dangerous.
Additional police presence is certainly helpful in crime avoidance and increased safety for the community, but each of us also shares responsibility in this effort. Student safety begins with self-aware and safety conscious individuals who not only look out for their own safety but the safety of their fellow students. We urge you to consider a few often-repeated important safety tips:
• Travel with others (especially at night);
• Remain alert to your surroundings;
• Walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas; avoid alleyways and deserted areas (such as parking lots);
• Avoid using cellular telephones and other electronic devices which could divert your attention from your surroundings;
• Be cautious of strangers who approach you
We also urge you to review the safety advice provided on the University’s campus safety website (www.bu.edu/safety). Please make sure you have an immediate way to contact the Boston University Police by programming our emergency number (617-353-2121) into your smartphone, and take the time to review the news section on the homepage of the Boston University Police website each week. I recommend you download to your mobile device a free app called “BU Mobile” that contains emergency buttons for calling and texting the BU Police as well as a directory, calendar, course listings, maps, and real time monitoring of the BU shuttle bus service.
The continued diligent efforts of the BU Police along with our public safety partners in the surrounding communities, combined with your diligence, are vital to the collective safety of our community. I ask that you make your personal safety, the safety of your fellow students, and the security of your property, a high priority as we begin this new academic year.
Contact the Boston University Police Department (firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-353-2110, text a tip: 847411 Keyword BU) with any questions or concerns.
Remember…if you see something, say something!
Thomas G. Robbins
Executive Director of Public Safety
Diploma application for January graduates and Thesis Title page for May graduates are due November 3, 2014. Please see the GMS forms page and the Graduation Calendar on the Important Dates link for additional details.
Welcome OHS Students! On behalf of the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences faculty and staff, we are excited for you to join us at Boston University. Orientation is fast approaching so please take a moment to visit our Incoming Students page for information that will prepare you for the transition into graduate school.
July 31: Oral Health Sciences Program Orientation, 9am, room L212
August 29: All GMS Orientation, 9am , 670 Albany Street auditorium
We look forward to meeting you in the
STaRS is located on the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) in the South End of Boston, a small multicultural neighborhood with a lively arts community. Boston is defined by its neighborhoods . As a major college-oriented city Boston offers many cultural and recreational activities to engage the varied interests of a large and diverse student population. STaRS provides opportunities for research scholars to explore Boston, visit major attractions, and meet other like-minded students enjoying summer in the city.