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BUSM’s Memorial for Orlando

June 20th, 2016 in General News, Homepage, test

Friday, June 17, 2016: The Boston University Medical Campus students, faculty and staff joined together for a moment of silence in memory of the lives lost and those affected by the tragedy that occurred in Orlando, Florida.

Pianist Moises Fernandez Via performed a musical tribute.

Genetic Counseling Conference: Exceptional Care through Embracing Diversity

June 13th, 2016 in Homepage

2016 Summer Conference Registration Now Open!

11th Annual McCahan Day Success!

May 27th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

McCahan Day Inspires &  Innovates BUMC Educators

COM McCahan Day 3On 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.

COM McCahan Day 1Named 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.

COM McCahan Day 2The 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.

Student Spotlight: Mark Wojnarowicz & Andrew Fisher

May 16th, 2016 in Homepage

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.”

 

Summer 2016 Advanced Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops

May 10th, 2016 in General News, Homepage

The BU Advanced Program in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will continue its advanced workshop series in June 2016. All doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering are invited to earn their BU advanced RCR Certificate. Those who will be supported by NSF awards or by NIH training grants now or in the future must obtain a Certificate of Completion for compliance purposes. For all other doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, it is recommended that advanced RCR training be completed.
 
Recommendations for individuals who are covered by NIH or NSF grants and, thus, have to meet compliance requirements: These individuals must complete Steps 1 and 2 (online training modules) within 30 days of the start of grant support. Completion of these modules is required before signing up for the four workshops. All four advanced RCR workshops must be completed within two years.
 
Recommendations for individuals who are not covered by an NIH or NSF grant: After completion of Steps 1 and 2 (online training modules), doctoral candidates are recommended to commence the four advanced RCR workshops in their second or third year and complete the four workshops at the rate of at least one workshop per semester. The goal is for all workshops to be completed by the end of the fourth year at the latest. Postdoctoral researchers are recommended to complete Steps 1 and 2 (online) as early as possible and commence the four advanced RCR workshops in the semester in which online preparation is completed. 
 
Please view the June 2016 RCR announcement here. Directions for completing the online modules (Steps 1 and 2) are outlined in the announcement. The announcement also contains links to the RCR completion status page where participants can verify the workshops they have attended, and to the advanced RCR workshop registration page.
 
Please feel free to contact Alan Fine, Director, Responsible Conduct of Research program, with any questions or concerns at afine@bu.edu

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.

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.