Category: General News
April 8th, 10th, and 11th @ 11am-2pm:
Stop by our table in the main lobby to learn about sarcoma research and the Sonia Sethi Foundation.
Go to Andres Café as 5% of all proceeds will be donated to the Sonia Sethi Foundation.
April 11th @ 11:30am-12:30pm, Baskt Auditorium:
Join us for a presentation by Dr. David D’Adamo, Clinical Director at the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to learn more about sarcomas, current research trials, and case studies. A reception is to follow.
A new program offered by the Division of Graduate Education at the NSF:
From the NSF site:
Our world is changing faster than ever before–technology is developing at an unprecedented rate and the world faces extraordinary challenges with solutions based in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). What is needed to prepare STEM graduate students to meet these modern day challenges? Fundamental changes are also occurring in the career options for STEM professionals. What is necessary to navigate the career pathways of the future?
The Division of Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation challenges STEM graduate students across the nation to submit innovative ideas to prepare them for tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges. Entries are solicited for ideas with the potential to improve graduate education and professional development. Ideas can be directed toward, for example, students, faculty, departments, institutions, professional societies, and/or federal agencies. Make your voice heard on STEM graduate education!
Be sure to include the following elements in your submission:
- The title of your submission (150 characters or less)
- The issue in graduate education you wish to address
- Your solution or idea
- How your idea will change graduate education
- Who: Currently enrolled STEM graduate students (see additional eligibility criteria)
- What: A 1000 to 1500 word submission responding to this challenge
- Where: Submission made to https://production.skild.com/skild2/NSF-EdChallenge/loginPage.action
- When: Entries must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on April 15, 2013
Wednesday April 17; 4 – 5:20pm, Keefer auditorium
Pre-registration required. There is no cost to attend the session.
Do you need to submit a research study to the BUMC IRB to be able to move forward with your student research project? If so, come attend this presentation by Clinical Research Resources Office (CRRO) Director Mary-Tara Roth. The presentation will provide some basic background on the human subjects research regulations, as well as provide practical advice and specific do’s and don’ts in working with the IRB and completing your IRB application within INSPIR (the online IRB submissions system). This presentation will focus on typical graduate student research IRB submissions, such as research using existing data and survey studies.
Neuroscience for Educators: Toward the Science of Learning
A Mini-symposium on Educational Neuroscience
Friday, April 19, 2013
This Mini-symposium is a six-hour in-depth introduction and review of current and future directions in the Science of Learning. Recent developments in Educational Neuroscience and the Science of Learning have demonstrated how teaching and learning can be informed by scientific, technological, and educational cognitive research initiatives. Distinguished thought leaders in Education and Neuroscience will provide insights into the scientific, structural, and teaching practices needed for the advancement of this emergent field.
08:00- 08:30 Continental Breakfast and Poster Board Session
08:30- 08:40 Welcoming Remarks – Mark Moss, PhD
08:40- 09:15 State of Science of Learning and Educational Science – Carl Franzblau, PhD
09:15- 10:00 Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning – Peter Bergethon, MD
10:00- 10:30 The Role of Computational Neuroscience in the Science of Learning –
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, PhD
10:30- 10:45 Break
10:45- 11:15 The Graduate Educational Challenges of the Science of Learning –
Kurt Fischer, PhD
11:15- 11:45 Advances in the Discipline of the Science of Learning and Educational
Neuroscience – Bruce McCandliss, PhD
11:45- 12:45 Moderated Thought Leadership Roundtable
Moderator – Mark Moss, PhD
Panel Members – Carl Franzblau, Peter Bergethon, Kurt Fischer,
12:45- 12:50 Closing Remarks – Mark Moss, PhD
1:00- 1:45 Reception and Poster Board Viewing
- Four Hours of Continuing Education credits are available
- Objectives: Participants completing this symposium should be able to
- Understand the interrelationship of cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and teaching
- Describe the Science of Learning
- Understand the role of Educational Neuroscience in the Science of Learning
- Understand the role of Neuropsychology in the Science of Learning
- Understand the role of Educational Psychology in the Science of Learning
- Where: 670 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
- Main Auditorium, First Floor
- Parking is located at 710 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
- Cost to attend $45.00 (early registration $25.00 – by March 15th 2013) (Students, General admission, non-Continuing Education credits is free)
- Website to register: http://sites.bu.edu/neuro-ed/
- Please mail checks to
- Ms. Patty Jones, 650 Albany Street, Suite X-140, , MA 02118
2013 Education Day will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. BUMC faculty, fellow, residents, students and staff are invited to submit proposals for workshops and abstracts of ongoing or completed education projects. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday April 19, 2013. Cash prizes awarded for top abstracts. For more information please see flyer or link.
The 2013 John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. BUMC faculty, fellow, residents, students and staff are invited to submit proposals for workshops and abstracts of ongoing or completed education projects. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday April 19, 2013. Cash prizes awarded for top abstracts. For more information please see flyer or link.
Attend Education Day to:
- Network with other creative educators in the BUMC community
- Showcase your innovations and ideas in classroom, clinical and lab teaching
- Cultivate your teaching skills
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
BUMC faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff are invited to submit proposals for workshops and abstracts of ongoing or completed education projects.
**Cash prizes awarded to top abstracts**
Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, April 19
Information can be found here.
The 19th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2013 will be held on May 10th, 2013 in Hiebert Lounge from 8:30-5:00.
On this day we honor our graduate students by hearing about their exciting research efforts in a poster session and share their excitement as they congratulate their friends after winning the coveted Achievement Award. We also share our ideas with a scientific luminary that serves as a Visiting Professor for the student award winners. For our 19th year we are thrilled to announce that Dr. James Darnell will deliver the keynote address ”Be Curious—-AND Stay Curious!
Abstracts are due May 1st. More information and the Abstract application can be found here.
Group counseling sessions have been arranged to serve students who have been affected by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Any student may attend the groups, whether they were at the Marathon or are simply distressed by this awful event. Attendance at the groups is free of charge. The groups are on the following dates, times and locations. Registration is recommended, but not required.
Thursday, April 18th, 4 pm. CARD (Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders), 648 Beacon St, 6th floor. Call 617-353-9610 to register.
Friday, April 19th, 12 Noon. The Danielsen Institute, 185 Bay State Road. Call 617-353-3047 to register.
Friday, April 19th, 4pm. The SARP Center (Sexual Assault, Response & Prevention), 930 Commonwealth Avenue. Call 617-353-3569 to register.
Monday, April 22nd, 4pm. The SARP Center, 930 Commonwealth Ave. Call 617-353-3569 to register.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 3pm. The Danielsen Institute, 185 Bay State Road. Call 617-353-3047 to register.
Wednesday, April 24th, 4pm. CARD, 648 Beacon Street, 6th floor. Call 617-353-9610 to register.
Thursday, April 25th, 12noon. The SARP Center, 930 Commonwealth Ave. Call 617-353-7277 to register.
Friday, April 26th, 1pm. CARD, 648 Beacon Street, 6th floor. Call 617-353-9610 to register.
Additional groups will be held the week of April 29, details to follow.
If you are interested in working to arrange another support group, please contact Jenna Vaillancourt at SARP or Mitzi Kane at Behavioral Medicine.
Though group counseling is a preferred method for assisting survivors of trauma, students can also call to inquire about individual support at the following numbers.
Mitzi Kane at Student Health Services, 617-353-3569
Bonnie Brown at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, 617-353-9610.
The Danielsen Institute, 617-353-3047.
For funded graduate students, Faculty and Staff Assistance Office, 617-353-5381.
Location: Hiebert Lounge
All students, faculty and staff from all schools are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the TWENTY-THIRD annual Boston University Medical School gallery for the arts. “Art Days” was begun by then Dean Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at BUMC. It has been very successful and has shown work from students, faculty and staff and family members. The exhibition is mounted by the Creative Arts Society.
NEW FACET–KEYWORD: This is the second year of a university-wide arts initiative with an annual Keyword to be used as a thematic organizer for various courses and events. The Keyword for this year is RESILIENCE. (“Resilience is marked by flexibility, elasticity, and vivacity in the face of adversity.” See http://www.bu.edu/cfa/about/initiatives/keyword/.) Therefore, there may be a special section at Art Days for display of works addressing Resilience. However, it is also fine to submit work not related to the Keyword.
To be placed on the “submit list” or if you have any questions please contact:
Dr. Keith Tornheim 8-8296 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 29 (or perhaps March 28), we will accept paintings, photos, poetry, sculpture, needlework, etc. Pieces should be framed if possible. Security will be provided. Works will be returned April 3. Specific instructions will be sent at a later date to those who respond to this announcement.
The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences is hosting an Open House on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 3-6PM at Boston University School of Medicine, Room L-201.
The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program introduces students to a broad range of topics in the medical sciences while strengthening their academic credentials for admission to medical and other professional schools. It is a 32-credit program, with a required thesis, that can be completed in one or two calendar years. All coursework is taken in the first year but many student elect to use the second year to gain valuable research and volunteer experience at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center or off-campus.
Please RSVP to:
Dr. Gwynneth Offiner