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GMS Fall Orientation

August 20th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

2015 All-GMS Incoming Student Orientation
Monday, August 31, 2015
8:30am-12:00pm followed by individual program sessions
650/670 Albany Street

For more information and updates regarding GMS orientation and an incoming student checklist, please visit our website.

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.

Revised Academic Conduct Code

August 19th, 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.

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.

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

GMS Commencement Highlights

May 20th, 2015 in Homepage

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.

BUSM Winners of the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium

April 30th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

The Boston University Graduate Research Symposium was held on March 31, 2015. Over the past two decades, this event honors and celebrates the research accomplishments of our graduate students and we are proud to announce that the School of Medicine winners of the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium are:

grad symposium winnersPhilip Montenigro for his abstract entitled Beta-amyloid in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, and normal aging: evidence for non-overlapping etiologies”.  Philip’s advisor is Dr. Thor Stein.

Alexander Hua for his abstract entitled “Control of Pancreatic Cancer through PPAR-alpha”.  Alexander’s advisor is Dr. Simon Levy.

We want to extend our congratulations to the winners as well as to their advisors!  We also want to congratulate each and every participant, ALL of whom received high scores for their presentations.  It was a great day for BUSM!

We also want to offer a very special thank you to all of the judges who took time out of their busy schedules to participate.  

GMS Table Talk & Coffee Hour: Mondays

January 9th, 2015 in General News, Homepage, Postdocs

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Learn About the MS in Medical Sciences Program -View Video

December 5th, 2014 in Homepage

The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program is one of the oldest and most successful special Master’s programs in the United States. Since it began in 1985, MAMS has selectively identified students who are both driven and dedicated to pursuing a career in medicine. The program has been largely successful in helping over 2,000 students gain admission to US medical schools. Learn more.

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