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Upcoming Professional Development Events

October 8th, 2015 in Homepage

Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training

Professional Development Through the Post Doc Office

Graduate Student Snack Break

October 1st, 2015 in Homepage

Stop by L-311 on 10/26 from 1:30-3:30 and 11/10 from 1:30-3:30!

GMS Fall Snack Time

BUMC Flu Clinics

September 16th, 2015 in General News, Homepage


Friday 10/9  11:00am-3:00pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge

Friday 10/16  8:30am – 12:30pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge

Wednesday 10/21  6:30pm – 8:30pm, 14th fl. Hiebert Lounge

Please bring your BU ID with you.


  • Acceptable medical exemptions include a documented adverse reaction to the flu vaccine, a documented allergy to a vaccine component, or a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome within six (6) weeks after previous dose of flu vaccine
  • You must provide documentation from a medical provider that explains why you cannot receive the vaccine and submit directly to Student Health Services.
  • If you obtain a medical exemption, you may be required to wear a surgical mask on all Boston Medical Center (BMC) property (including cafeterias) during flu season.


  • If you have BU Aetna Student Health Insurance, the shot is free of charge.
  • If you have another type of insurance, a $38 charge will appear on your student account.  Student Health Services will provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


  • Proof of flu vaccination obtained outside of SHS must be submitted to SHS.
  • Make a copy of the proof for your own records.
  • Original can be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to Student Health Services or presented to SHS staff at one of the flu shot clinics. Please DO NOT email, as this is protected health information.

o        BU Student Health Services, Fax: 617-353-3557

Campus Safety Message

September 15th, 2015 in Homepage

Message from Thomas G. Robbins, Executive Director of Public Safety


Students, Faculty and Staff of Boston University:                                                                                                                   September 4, 2015

Welcome back!

I hope that you 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, enforce laws regarding public peace and possession of alcohol and drugs, and to ensure that individuals who present a danger to others are dealt with, swiftly and appropriately. The Boston Police, Brookline Police and Boston University Police departments will share information and collaborate to assess, investigate, and address any public safety issues.

Additional police presence is certainly helpful in crime prevention and increased safety for the community, but each of us shares responsibility in this effort. Student safety also depends on being self-aware and safety conscious as individuals. We urge you to consider a few often-repeated important messages:


  • 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;
  • Never leave your personal property unattended in public places such as libraries, dining halls and student centers;
  • Never leave beverages unattended in public places or parties and only accept beverages in unopened cans and bottles


We also urge you to review the safety advice provided on the University’s campus safety website

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. You can also download the free “BU Mobile” app to your smartphone with a “Call BUPD” and “Text BUPD” buttons that provide direct access to the BUPD in an emergency

Additional police patrols, combined with your diligence, are vital to the collective safety for our entire community. I ask that you make your personal safety, and the security of your property, a high priority as we begin this new academic year.

Some of you will traverse our community by bicycle.  Please remember to follow the rules of the road such as stopping at red lights and signaling for turns.  Your safety is paramount and wearing a helmet is very important.  If you travel at night wear reflective clothing and lights.  Make sure you purchase a good lock such as a u lock to help prevent against theft.  For more information download the BU Bike Kit APP on your phone and go to our BU Bike Safety page:

Contact the Boston University Police Department (; 617-353-2110, text a tip: 847411 Keyword BU) with any questions or concerns.

Remember…if you see something, say something!


Applications for Graduate Programs Now Open!

September 2nd, 2015 in General News, Homepage

Thank you for your interest in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. We offer a number of Master’s and PhD programs to fit your academic and careers goals. Please see our Admissions website for more information about what programs we offer, how to apply, deadlines and what credentials are needed. We look forward to your application!new GMS icon-crop

South End Fitness Reopens

August 20th, 2015 in Homepage

South End Fitness Center Reopens 

The South End Fitness Center (SEFC) has reopened! SEFC members have access to daily-use rental lockers, as well as validated parking at the garage, with the first two hours free. Members whose contracts were affected by the Oct. 8 closure and who have not already requested refunds will have their memberships extended for the amount of days that were missed. See an SEFC staff member for additional information. Click here for more information about SEFC or call at (617) 534-5822.

Student Behavioral Medicine Services Now Available at BUMC

August 6th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

This message is from Karen Antman, MD, BUMC Provost and BUSM Dean, and Carrie Landa, PhD, Director, Behavioral Medicine, BU Student Health Services.

We are pleased to announce that beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2, behavioral medicine services for students will be available on the Medical Campus. All full-time students are eligible for care, regardless of health insurance. Part-time students who have the Aetna Student Health insurance also are eligible.

The clinic will be located in the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Building, 85 E. Newton St., Suite 816. Initially, it will be staffed two days per week – Mondays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – by clinicians not affiliated with the Medical Campus. Hours will increase with demand. The location was chosen specifically to be mindful of maintaining student privacy and confidentiality.

The following services will be available:
· Evaluation
· Consultation
· Short-term treatment (both medication management and psychotherapy)
· 24-hour coverage for psychiatric emergencies

When longer-term treatment is indicated, students will be referred to a provider in the community. Student Health Services is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all patient health information in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws. To make an appointment, please call 617-353-3569 and request an appointment at the BUMC clinic.

Revised Academic Conduct Code

August 5th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

The Committee on Academic Standards has reviewed and revised the “Academic Standards”* document for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.  The Committee revised these standards to better fit with the changing GMS student body.  The new standards are available online here.

Congratulations PhD Candidates

July 9th, 2015 in Homepage

Upcoming PhD dissertation seminars for September 2015 graduation.

PhD CANDIDATE:Hila Milo Rasouly 

  • DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM:      Genetics and Genomics
  • TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Discovery and Analysis of Genes Important in Kidney Development and Disease”
  • Monday,  June 15, 2015 at 1:00p.m.
  • Boston University School of Medicine, 650 Albany Street  (Room X714)

PhD CANDIDATE: Kimberly Coughlan

  • DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM:      Pharmacology
  • TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Inhibition of AMPK via Phosphorylation at Ser485/491: Multiple Mechanisms of Regulation”
  • DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:00p.m., Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord Street  (Room L 112) Boston, MA 02118

PhD CANDIDATE: Andrew Hoss

  • DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM:      Genetics an d Genomics
  • TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “The Relationship of Micrornas to Clinical Features of Huntington’s and Parkinson Disease”
  • DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Tuesday,  June 30, 2015 at 10:00a.m.               Boston University School of Medicine,    72 E. Concord Street  (Room L 112)

PhD CANDIDATE:Nicolae Sandor

  • DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM:      Molecular and Translational Medicine, Cell & Molecular Biology
  • TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “A Murine Model of Glucocorticoid Myopathy and Alleviation Using Androgen Therapy”
  • DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Monday, July 13, 2015 at 11:00a.m.
  • Boston University School of Medicine 72 E. Concord Street  (Room L 210)

PhD CANDIDATE: Anastasia Karabina

  • DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM:      Biophysics
  • TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Effects of Regulatory Light Chain Phosphorylation on Mutant and Wild-Type Cardiac Muscle Myosin Mechanochemistry”
  • DATE, TIME, AND PLACE:Monday, July 13, 2015 at 12:30p.m.
  • Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord Street  (Room R 115)

PhD CANDIDATE: Suzanne Kijewski

  • DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM:      Microbiology, Program in Immunology
  • TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Mechanistic Differences in Interactions of HIV-1 and HIV-2 with Dendritic Cells”
  • DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10:00a.m.
  • Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord Street  (Room L 504)

PhD CANDIDATE: Elizabeth Riley

  • DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM:      Neuroscience
  • TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “Effects of Cocaine on Visual Processing in Zebrafish”
  • DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 2:00p.m.
  • Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord Street  (Room L 1008)


Expansion of Postdoc Affairs

June 26th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

Boston University announces the expansion of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs across both the Medical Campus and Charles River Campus under the appointment of new Director, Dr. Sarah Hokanson. This expansion will provide services and programming for all postdocs at the university and these resources can be found on the newly launched website.  Read more about Dr. Hokanson and what’s to come for postdocs in an article by BU Today.

Office Locations

Charles River Campus
Office of the Provost
One Silber Way, Room 909 (Research Suite)
Boston, MA 02215

Medical Campus
Graduate Medical Sciences
72 E. Concord St, room L-317G
Boston, MA 02118