Congratulations to all Division of Graduate Medical Sciences graduates in the Class of 2017!
For a recap of Commencement speeches, please read highlights from Dr. Liz Moses’ (MED ’17) address, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) address to the M.D. and Ph.D. Graduates, and GMS graduates’ addresses to their fellow M.S. and M.A. graduates.
We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
Congratulations to Dr. James Pokines, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Dr. Xaralabos Varelas, Biochemistry, on their promotions to Associate Professor.
James Pokines, MED, Anatomy & Neurobiology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA) is a leader in the fields of taphonomy, forensic archaeology, Paleolithic archaeology, and zooarchaeology. His worldwide field research includes the Nile Delta of Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, Cantabrian Spain, and Bolivia. Dr. Pokines is the course director of five Forensic Anthropology graduate courses, and also the Forensic Anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is the incoming Vice President for the ABFA, where he also serves on multiple committees.
Xaralabos Varelas, MED, Biochemistry, a creative cellular and molecular biologist whose research focuses on the development of tissues and organs, and how the underlying homeostatic signals go awry in cancer. His well-funded work on the regulation and function of the Hippo signaling pathway, an essential developmental pathway that has emerged as a central mediator of cancer,has identified novel regulators and functions for Hippo pathway signaling, and described important roles for this pathway in various cancers and in animal development. Dr. Varelas also mentors students within his research program and serves on a many student thesis committees on the Medical and Charles River campuses.
Thanks to all of you that made the BUMC March for Science event on Saturday so successful! It was great seeing so many faculty, students, staff and friends celebrating our shared passion for science.
BU Today even quoted many of you in today’s paper.
Thanks again for braving the weather and making the March such a fun and successful event.
There will be BUSM/GMS representation at the Boston March for Science on April 22, 2017. The March for Science provides an opportunity to celebrate the discovery, understanding, and sharing of scientific knowledge among friends and colleagues, educators, scientists and science enthusiasts throughout Greater Boston. We invite all faculty, staff and students to participate.
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1PM
Where: BUSM/GMS will gather at the Boston Public Library (Copley side) and proceed to Boston Common for the national March for Science rally.
Guest Speaker: Alicia Wooton, PhD Candidate in Molecular & Translational Medicine at Boston University. She is deaf and uses both American Sign Language and spoken English as modes of communication. She is heavily involved in the deaf community as an advocate and serves on the Board of local non-profit, DEAF, Inc. Alicia’s interests include lung biology and how the immune system functions against pathogens. She cares about making science communication accessible to all minority groups, especially those in the deaf community who want to pursue science careers.
If you are interested in the March for Science with GMS, please RSVP here.
Boston University in the News:
April 20, 2017 – Karen Antman, Dean of the BU School of Medicine, penned an Op-Ed along with Harris Berman (Dean, Tufts School of Medicine), George Q. Daley (Dean, Harvard Medical School) and Terence R. Flotte (Dean, UMass Medical School) “After the March for Science, the fight must go on“.
April 20, 2017 – To March or Not to March for Science
New York Times
April 17, 2017 – Daniel Bullock, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University’s College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was feature in an April 17th article “The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out“.
Need a sign for the rally?
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join GMS, STEPUP, & MISO for a poster-making session on April 19th at 5pm in L210.
Additionally, GMS will be giving out custom made #BUGradsMarchforScience buttons all week. Stop by the office (L317) between 9am-5pm to pick one up!
Congratulations to Jarred Mondoñedo, MD/PhD on his first-author publication in PLOS Computational Biology, Predicting Structure-Function Relations and Survival following Surgical and Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Treatment of Emphysema.
Boston University researchers Béla Suki (left) and Jarred Mondoñedo have developed a computer model of emphysema that could help predict patient survival and quality of life following treatment. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi
New! M.S. in Health Sciences Education Program
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017
Open Houses: L-206
Friday, March 17 at 12pm
Wednesday, March 22 at 5pm
Monday, March 27 at 12pm
Monday, March 20 at 12pm
Thursday, March 30 at 5pm
Program Director: Jeffrey Markuns, M.D., Ed.M.
HSE Program Coordinator: Jenna Luca firstname.lastname@example.org
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