Evans Center For Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Retreat: For and By Faculty and Trainees
Monday, March 9, 2015; 12:00- 5:00 pm
Hiebert Lounge; BU School of Medicine
12:00:12:30- Light refreshments/Networking
12:30-12:40: Welcoming notes: Drs. Katya Ravid and David Coleman
12:40-1:40 ARC Directors/Trainees- Highlights of Discoveries (from metabolic to cancer)
[Dr. Julia Xu: “Mechanisms of Metabolic Health in Morbidly Obese Humans; ” Dr. Paul Pilch:
“Adiporedoxin, an upstream regulator of ER oxidative folding and protein secretion in adipocytes;” Dr. David Sherr: “Computational THEN Cancer Biology; Putting the horse before the cart;” Dr. Xaralabos (Bob) Varelas: “Deregulated Signaling Networks in Oral Cancer; “ Drs. Victoria Herrera/Joyce Wong/Mark Grinstaff:” Nanotheranostics approaches to tissue targeting and drug delivery”] (1:40-1:55: questions/Answers)
2:00-2:45: David T. Scadden, Jr., MD
Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine, Co-chair, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
& Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, MGH
“Stem cells, their niches and oncogenesis”
2:45-3:15: Coffee Break and Networking
3:15-3:30–Linda Hyman, PhD, Associate Provost, Graduate Medical Sciences &
William Cruikshank, PhD, Director, MTM Graduate Program
“Introduction of BEST”
3:30-4:15: Lakshmi Amaravadi, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Translational Medicine, BiogenIdec, Cambridge, MA-USA
“ Research Life in Biotech and Case Studies: As Focus on Discovery & Application of Biomarkers in Drug Development and Personalized Medicine”
4:15-5:00: Festive Reception followed by/along with
Trainees-focused Round Table Discussion: Research Life in Biotech
Moderators: Drs. Barbara Corkey (forum co-chair), Katya Ravid, David Center (BU CTSI), Orian Shirihai (forum co-chair); Lakshmi Amaravadi (BiogenIdec), and representatives form trainees and BU office of Technology Development
Address inquiries to Ms. Erin McCarthy Erin.McCarthy@bmc.org
Sign–up for May Commencement is ongoing. In order to sign-up you must have submitted your diploma application. The deadline for commencement sign-up is March 13th for doctoral students and March 31st for Master’s students.
Details will come by email following submission of the diploma application which can be found on the Student Forms page. If you are graduating in September and would like to walk in May Commencement submit your diploma application ASAP.
If you have questions regarding Commencement sign-up please contact Dan Stultz at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, email and degree program.
Please see the Commencement page for additional details and regalia ordering.
The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program is one of the oldest and most successful special Master’s programs in the United States. Since it began in 1985, MAMS has selectively identified students who are both driven and dedicated to pursuing a career in medicine. The program has been largely successful in helping over 2,000 students gain admission to US medical schools. Learn more.
Hear from current students and graduates on how the Master’s in Medical Sciences Program (MAMS) prepared them for medical school admission and how it helped shape their career goals in medicine.
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.
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)
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to visit and study in the new L-11 Testing Center!
A recently completed renovation on the 11th floor of the Alumni Medical Library now provides a state-of-the-art, 220 seat testing center http://medlib.bu.edu/computing/l11testingcenter.php
The Testing Center is among the first of its kind, and will serve to both facilitate the administration of exams while at the same time enhance the quality of study space for BU medical campus students.
Renovations include a new ceiling with improved sound-proofing qualities, energy-efficient lighting, new carpeting and flooring, newly painted walls, new chairs and tables with power outlets at every seat, and club seating and cube tables in the hallway outside the floor-to-ceiling glass walls of the testing center. The heating and air conditioning system was upgraded, and a more powerful wireless system is provided throughout the testing center, as well as some wired network connections.
The testing center is equipped with a video monitoring system and audio system for proctor announcements. The testing center serves a dual-purpose as student study space when not reserved for exams.
Medical Library Computing & Systems offices are located in L-1109, and staff will provide on-site technical support for student laptops and laptop loaners during exams. A new state-of-the-art computer classroom with 26 PCs will also serve as a public computing lab when classes and exams are not scheduled. A Coffee/Vending Lounge includes additional club seating, group study tables, PC’s, a scanner and print release station and is available for use when exams are not scheduled. The elevator lobby was renovated and a new LCD monitor and signage have been installed throughout the floor.
Three elevators, including the express elevator, have been programmed to stop on L-11, and emergency stairwell access to L-11 is also available Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Welcome to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. Orientation will be held on August 28th (MS in Medical Sciences) and 29th (all MA, MS and PhD students). Please see the 2014 Incoming Student Page for additional information.