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Congratulations Graduates!

May 31st, 2017 in General News, Homepage

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) addressAnthony 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!

BUMC Housing Fair: June 9

May 24th, 2017 in General News, Homepage

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GMS Faculty Promotions

May 17th, 2017 in General News, Homepage

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.

Thank You- Boston’s March for Science

April 26th, 2017 in Homepage

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.

Check out our photos and video of the event- there are some great shots!

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.

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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:

Boston Globe
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“.

BU Today
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

March 3rd, 2017 in General News, Homepage

Congratulations to Jarred Mondoñedo, MD/PhD on his first-author publication in PLOS Computational BiologyPredicting 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 Health Sciences Education: Accepting Applications Now!

February 23rd, 2017 in Homepage

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

Webinars:

Monday, March 20 at 12pm
Thursday, March 30 at 5pm

REGISTER NOW

Website: www.bumc.bu.edu/msed/hse

Program Director: Jeffrey Markuns, M.D., Ed.M.

HSE Program Coordinator: Jenna Luca jennalu@bu.edu

12th Annual John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day

February 21st, 2017 in General News, Homepage

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Crime Prevention and Campus Safety Notice

November 4th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

This weekend marks the end of Daylight Savings Time for 2016 resulting in fewer hours of daylight. At this time each year the Public Safety Department reminds the BU Medical Campus (BUMC) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) community about safety awareness. It’s important to recognize that personal safety and security are the shared responsibility of everyone. By following some simple, yet effective, practices you can decrease the likelihood of being victimized. As always, the Public Safety Department urges you to take precautions to protect your personal and BUMC/BMC property. Remember if you “See Something, Say Something…”
 
The following safety tips can help keep you stay safe and secure.
 
In the Neighborhood:
  • When assisting strangers with directions or when engaged in conversations
    always keep a safe distance.
  • Be conscious of strangers using distracting techniques, which may give them the opportunity to take your belongings. Such techniques include asking questions such as, “What time is it” or “Do you have a cigarette or a light” while positioning themselves very close  to you.
  • Avoid using cell phones, iPods or any mobile device when going to and from an outside location as they distract you and make you an easy target for assault or robbery. Pay attention to your surroundings, stay alert as to who is near you and what is going on around you at all times.
  • Be conscious not to publicly display large amounts of cash or expensive electronic devices.
  • When in your vehicle always keep the doors locked until you are ready to exit. 
  • Always keep valuables and other items such as packages, briefcases and backpacks
    out of view when leaving your vehicle unattended.
 
In the Workplace:
  • Never compromise safety or security for the sake of convenience. For example:  Don’t prop doors that are intended to be locked. Use our escort shuttle service on campus instead of walking alone, especially when it gets dark.
  • Wear your Boston University or Boston Medical Center Identification Badge at all times.
  • Always lock your office or work area when you leave for any period of time.
  • Never prop doors open.
  • When entering “CARD ACCESS ONLY” areas, do not to allow non-ID employees
    or visitors in behind you.
  • If you are using a laptop computer, do not leave it unattended at any time.
  • Keep your purse, wallet, keys and other valuables with you at all times or locked in a drawer or cabinet.
  • Carry a minimal amount of cash and credit/ATM cards while at school or in the workplace.
  • Do not carry passports, visas, or social security cards unless absolutely necessary. 
  • Immediately report suspicious activity to Public Safety at 414-4444.
 
Traveling:
  • In an emergency off campus call 9-1-1
  • Remain in well-lit, well-traveled areas. Avoid shortcuts and remain alert.
  • Do not use cell phones or iPods or other devices with earphones while walking to your destination- this includes walking to garages and waiting at bus stops. When wearing earphones, your hearing is diminished and you become a target for crime.
  • Make yourself familiar with the location of the blue BUMC Public Safety
    Emergency Call boxes around the campus.
  • Travel with a friend or in a group when possible, two is always better than one.
  • Utilize the shuttle services or request a public safety escort after hours by calling (617) 414-4444 for on campus destinations.
  • Have your car or building key in your hand before you reach the door of your car or destination.  Do not spend time at your car door or at your destination searching
    for your keys.
  • Always secure your vehicle. Never leave any valuables or contents in plain view. GPS navigation systems, laptop computers, iPods, electronics devices, bags and money left in vehicles are targeted by thieves. Lock all property in the trunk prior to parking your vehicle or take it with you.
 
Please visit our website www.bumc.bu.edu/publicsafety for additional crime prevention information and brochures on personal protection, workplace safety and home security.
 
Should you have any questions or concerns about your personal safety here at Boston University or Boston Medical Center and would like to speak to me personally, please e-mail gibb9@bu.edu or call me @ 617-414-4443.
 
Stay Safe!

Bike Racks Installed at Conte (K) Building

November 1st, 2016 in General News, Homepage

bikes

Two racks able to accommodate 16-20 bikes were added in front of the
Conte Building (K) at 71 E. Concord St. next to the structure that supports the bridge from the Instructional Building (L) Annex. Cyclists may request direct access into the Conte building for six months at the TranSComm Office. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact TranSComm at 617-638-7473.

MED School continues climb in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

March 25th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

U.S. News & World Report deems MED the 29th best medical school in the nation for research, up one step from last year and the school’s highest grade ever in that category. MED ranked 40th for primary care education, up from 2015’s 52nd. US News says 116 medical schools submitted data for the rankings. Congratulations to the outstanding students, faculty, and staff who continue to contribute the Boston University School of Medicine’s success.