Category: Prospective Student
The 2017 GMS Masters Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 19th at 9AM in the Track & Tennis Center and the MD & Ph.D Commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 18th at 2pm in Agganis Arena. Detailed Commencement information may be found here.
What: Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day
When: Friday, April 21st 9:00AM-5:00PM
Where: Hiebert Lounge, Boston University School of Medicine (72 E. Concord St.)
The Keynote Speaker and Visiting Professor for the day will be the distinguished leader in the field of Neuroscience, Professor Carla J. Schatz. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and was president of the Society for Neuroscience. She will be joining us from her current position as Professor of Biology and Neurobiology at Stanford University.
The submission of abstracts for poster presentations and the abstract/award packets will be due on March 31st and the portal is now open! As a reminder, all award materials go directly to the individual program or department office as hard copy; however, all students applying for an award must also submit their abstract through the online submission page on the GMS website.
Please join us for the fourth panel discussion in the series discussing the impact to BU of the revised Executive Order from March 6, 2017, the suspension of H1 visa expedited processing for temporary workers and legislative activities in Washington D.C.
- Willis G. Wang, Vice President and Associate Provost, BU Global Programs
- Emily Burlij, Associate Director, BU Federal Relations with an emphasis on immigration
- Jeanne Kelley, Managing Director, BU International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
- Carrie Landa, Director, BU Behavioral Medicine
- Rhonda A. Tietjen, Partner, Ross Silverman Snyder Tietjen LLP. Specialty in immigration and nationality law
Please R.S.V.P. here.
We hope you will join us. If not, the event will be live streamed; please check the Global Programs website for the link.
For most up to date information on Executive Orders, please visit the ISSO Executive Order News page.
Medical Campus Town Hall Meeting:
Executive Order on Immigration
Starts: 5:30 pm on Monday, February 27, 2017
Ends: 7:00 pm on Monday, February 27, 2017
Location: BU Medical Campus, Room L-110, 72 E. Concord St.
Please join us for the third panel discussion in the series. The event will be a great opportunity to hear perspectives on recent events and have a chance to ask questions. We hope you will join us.
Panelists: Rhonda A. Tietjen, Partner, Ross Silverman Snyder Tietjen LLP. Specialty in immigration and nationality law Emily Burlij, Associate Director, BU Federal Relations with an emphasis on immigration. Jeanne Kelley, Managing Director, BU International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). Carrie Landa, Director, BU Behavioral Medicine
Moderator: Karen Antman MD, Provost, Boston University Medical Campus, Dean, School of Medicine
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Location: Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord St.
Sponsored by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Black woman who died in 1951 from cervical cancer at age 31. Prior to her death, a sample of her tumor was taken, and without her knowledge or consent, given to a tissue culture scientist who was attempting to find cells that would survive indefinitely in the laboratory. Henrietta’s cells did just that, signaling a medical and scientific breakthrough, and subsequently launching a multimillion dollar industry of which her family was unaware, and from which they never received compensation.
David Lacks Jr. is the grandson of Henrietta Lacks and son of David “Sonny” Lacks. David possesses a degree in computer information systems and has traveled around the United States and Canada setting up computer systems and labs for companies and educational institutions. He lends his talent to helping create and maintain the Lacks family website. David represents the Lacks family on the National Institute of the Health’s panel that reviews applications to conduct research using the HeLa genome.
Shirley Lacks is Henrietta Lacks’ daughter-in-law and Deborah’s childhood best friend. Since retiring from the banking industry, Shirley dedicates much of her time traveling around the country, keeping Henrietta’s legacy alive. Shirley has three children and five grandchildren.
All About Renting: Presented by Steve Handler, Landlord, Beacon Realty Properties LLC
Date: Monday, Feb. 13th, 12:00PM or 4:00PM
Location: Instructional Building, L112
Planning on renting an apartment? Hear from the experts. Ask questions. Understand your lease. Learn about the new Off-Campus Services available apartments website.
Pizza will be provided. RSVP by Feb. 12th at OHR@bu.edu.
Question? Contact Barbara Attianese, Housing Resources (617-638-5125), www.bumc.bu.edu/ohr
ADVANCED RCR TRAINING: Doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers who have an RCR compliance requirement due to funding by an NIH training grant or a NSF research grant must complete the online Introductory (Step 1) & Intermediate (Step 2) RCR training modules before participating in the four Advanced RCR live workshops. Grant funded individuals, meanwhile, are required to complete Steps 1 and 2 within 30 days of the start of funding and to complete all four live, advanced RCR workshops within two years.
All other doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who will be taking advanced RCR training, including those who are meeting a departmental mandate, must also first complete Steps 1 and 2 before registering for the four workshops. Doctoral students should complete all four workshops by the end of their fourth year. Postdoctoral researchers are recommended to complete Steps 1 and 2 as early as possible and commence the four RCR workshops in the semester in which online preparation is completed. We recommend that they complete the four workshops at the rate of at least one workshop per semester.
COMPLETING ONLINE STEPS 1 and 2:
Step 1: Introductory RCR Principles
1. Log in to your Blackboard Learn homepage
2. Click on the second tab: All Blackboard Learn Courses
3. On the left hand side of the All Blackboard Learn Courses page search for “RCR”
4. Select Introductory Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) (Ongoing) from the list and follow directions
Step 2: Intermediate RCR Principles
1. Sign up for a CITI Account
2. Affiliate with Boston University (please note that if you affiliate with Boston University Medical Campus through CITI, you will not be able to access the RCR course)
3. Click “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups”
4. Select “Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR Courses)”
5. Select “BU RCR Program for Doctoral candidates and Post-Docs: All Audiences”
YOUR FOUR WORKSHOPS MAY BE TAKEN IN ANY SEQUENCE AND ON EITHER CAMPUS
Charles River Campus (Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way 8th Floor):
- Workshop 1: Data Integrity – Wed Feb 1, 1-3 PM
- Workshop 2: Collaborative Research – Tues Feb 7, 1-3 PM
- Workshop 3: Scientific Publication – Wed Feb 8, 1-3 PM
- Workshop 4: Objectivity in Science – Tues Feb 14, 1-3 PM
- Workshop 1: Data Integrity – Tues Feb 21, 1-3 PM
- Workshop 2: Collaborative Research – Tues Feb 28, 1-3 PM
Medical Campus (Hiebert Lounge, School of Medicine 14th Floor)
- Workshop 3: Scientific Publication – Thurs Feb 2, 1-3 PM
- Workshop 4: Objectivity in Science – Wed Feb 22, 1-3 PM
Alan Fine, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director RCR Program