11th Annual McCahan Day Inspires, Innovates BUMC Educators
On Thursday, May 25, more than 100 faculty, staff, residents and students attended the 11th Annual John McCahan Medical Education Day on the BU Medical Campus, an interactive event that aims to showcase the wide variety of educational innovations and research activities taking place on campus.
Named after John McCahan, MD, former associate dean for Academic Affairs (1976–2006) and acting dean (2003–2005) at BUSM, the daylong event included five workshops and a poster session displaying nearly 40 abstracts.
This year’s theme, “Interactive Learning,” covered a variety of topics including team-based learning, peer-mentoring, professional development and other critical tools for teaching, learning and evaluation.
The keynote address, “Transforming the Large Enrollment Lecture Classroom into an Active Learning Zone,” was given by Colin Montpetit, assistant professor of biology at University of Ottawa and co-founder of the Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators, who shared his particular interest in producing a better quality, more engaging student experience without reducing enrollment numbers.
“We are pleased to offer BUMC educators a day of stimulating speakers and workshops for inspiration and sharing innovative ideas,” said Karen Antman, MD, BUSM Dean and Provost of the Medical Campus.
Congratulations to Mark Wojnarowicz of the Goldstein Lab for winning the 2016 School of Medicine Doctoral Award for his poster, “Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction, Neuroinflammation, and Early Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy-Linked Neuropathology in a Mouse Model of Concussive Impact Neurotrauma.”
Congratulations also to Andrew Fisher for winning the College of Engineering Dean’s Award for his paper, “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Blast-Exposed Military Veterans and a Blast Neurotrauma Mouse Model.”
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.
Congratulations to eight members of the Medical Campus community who were awarded full professorships. Please learn more about the outstanding accomplishments of Dr. Rutao Cui, Dr. Paul Duprex, Dr. Noyan Gokce, Dr. Haiyan Gong, Dr. Marc Lenburg, Pushkar Mehra, D.M.D., Dr. Pieter Noordzij and Lauren Wise, Sc.D. here.
Congratulations GMS Class of 2015!
Dr. Linda Hyman, Associate Provost of GMS opened the commencement, “Today is a day of traditions: the organ, the processional, the gathering of your mentors, friends and family. Today is a very special day. The traditions of today are important. They help us connect the dots, punctuating milestones in our lives.” Read more.