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GMS Holiday Food Drive: Donate by 12/18!

December 10th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

With the holiday season in full swing, GMS would like to participate in the season of giving by collecting donations for the BMC Preventive Food Pantry. Food pantry staff have specifically requested that we donate the following items:

* Boxes of mac & cheese
* Peanut butter
* Small bags of rice
* Non-sugar cereal
* Canned tuna

If you would like to help, we will be collecting food items in L-317 through the morning of December 18th. Thank you in advance for your generosity!


ANNOUNCEMENT: Library will accept Credit Card Payment for Thesis Submission

December 2nd, 2015 in General News, Homepage

New online payment of processing fees for submitting theses & dissertations

Boston University Libraries are pleased to announce that processing fees for submitting theses and dissertations to Mugar Memorial Library may now be paid online using a variety of credit card options.  The payment link is available on the Research Guide for Writers of Theses & Dissertations. The submission process is now completely online. When graduate students submit a thesis or dissertation to the Library via the online ETD Administrator, they are now able to complete the process by making an online payment as well.  If you have any questions about this service you can contact Brendan McDermott, Thesis/Dissertation Coordinator at or (617) 353-9387.

Important Upcoming Academic Deadlines!

November 19th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

Thursday, December 3 at 9am- FINAL Dissertation/Thesis Due

Thursday, December 10- Last Day of Fall 2015 classes

Friday, December 11- Monday, December 14- Study Period

Tuesday, December 14- Saturday, December 19- Final Exam Period

New Student Discount at South End Fitness Center

November 5th, 2015 in General News, Homepage

New Student Discount at South End Fitness Center
This message is from: Sam Morrone, Recreation Manager 617-534-5822
Location: 35 Northampton St./785 Albany St / 4th floor

South End Fitness center has recently created a new Student Membership for $199 per year!

Students who purchased a membership at the old student rate of $310 may request an extension that will give them seven additional months.

Students who already purchased the three-month membership for $120 will be able to upgrade it to the new $199/ one-year membership by paying the difference of $79.

South End Fitness is located 35 Northampton Street. See you at the gym!

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

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

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.