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Holiday Book Drive Nov. 16th-Dec. 9th

November 18th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

GMS is holding a book drive for the youth-run bookstore training program, More Than Words!  This organization strives to empower youths in struggling situations so that they can take charge of their lives through business development.

There is a large bin in the GMS Office, L-317, where we ask that you drop off any books, CDs, and DVDs that you’d like to donate to the cause. There is no genre or age limit in terms of content; however, if you are leaving a textbook, please only leave if it was published or re-edited in the last five years. Please refer to this file for more detailed guidelines on what materials to donate.

GMS Study Break Dec. 6th 1-3pm

November 16th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

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“Everywhere But Safe” Documentary Screening Nov. 28th

November 15th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

When: Monday, November 28th, 20166:30-8:00pm.
Where: Bakst Auditorium, Boston University School of Medicine (72 East Concord St, Boston, MA).
RSVP: here

Please join SIFMA NOW, Student Coalition on Addiction, Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, BU Advocacy Training Program, Tufts Addiction Medicine Interest Group, and CIR Opioid Working Group for a screening of Everywhere But Safe–“a documentary film that examines public injection drug use in New York and charts a path toward healthier and safer communities. Filmed in New York City, Albany, Schenectady, and rural Columbia County, the film includes perspectives from people who inject drugs, public health experts, and government officials”–and panel discussion on the current state of the opioid epidemic.

Refreshments will be served.

This is an important topic with substantial impacts on patients, providers, and communities. We’d love to see you there!

 

GMS Masters Commencement to be held in Track & Tennis Center

November 7th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

The 2017 GMS Masters Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 19th at 9AM in the Track & Tennis Center. Detailed Commencement information may be found here.

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.

MD/PhD Student Wins Jo Rae Wright Young Investigator of the Year Award

September 29th, 2016 in Homepage

Congratulations to Anjali Jacob, a fourth-year MD/PhD student, who was recognized by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Lung Epithelium Conference for the best trainee oral presentation and winner of the Jo Rae Wright Young Investigator of the Year Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Brady- New Assistant Dean of GMS

August 3rd, 2016 in General News, Homepage

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Brady, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences will serve as an Assistant Dean for GMS.  During Dr. Brady’s 25 years of service to Boston University he has held a number of senior clinical and administrative leadership roles on the Medical and Charles River Campuses. In 2004 he assumed a leadership position in the GMS as Director of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program and it remains one of our most robust masters programs. In addition, Dr. Brady has made significant contributions to GMS as a long-standing member of the GMS Faculty Forum, formerly GMS Faculty Senate. His leadership at BU extends beyond GMS as he is the immediate past Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council and former ex-officio member of the Trustees of Boston University.

Dr. Brady is also very active beyond the classroom where his scholarly and clinical efforts are directed towards HIV and mental disorders. He has led a number of federally sponsored projects, most recently an NIH-NIMH study examining Motivational Approaches for HIV prevention for mentally ill and homeless adults. In collaboration with the Dr. Lena Lungren at the BU School of Social Work, Dr. Brady is currently the Co-PI of a SAMSHA funded substance abuse multi-disciplinary training grant.

Dr. Brady served as past Chair of the American Mental Health Counseling Associations Professional Development Committee and past Chair of the APA Counsel on AIDS. In addition, he is a member of the American Association of State Counseling Boards, American Counseling Association, International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress and New England Aids Education and Training Center Advisory Committee.

Dr. Brady received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida in Gainesville FL, and his M.A. and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Steve will continue to lead the Master’s Program in Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine while he joins the front office Division as Assistant Dean. Please join us in congratulating him on his new role.

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.

Full Professorships for Eight on Medical Campus

March 14th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

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.