Category: Prospective Student

Special Arts Project Grant Applications due October 14th

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Special Projects: Projects that directly engage BU students in the arts


Spring 2017 Project: October 14, 2016


Preference will be given to projects that would continue to have a life after funding, are connected to the BU Arts Initiative Signature event (if announced), and promise maximum impact. Priority projects will be interdisciplinary in nature, include cross-college and cross-school collaborations, and match the BU priorities of inclusiveness and enhancing student-life experience.  Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about any of the grant information or procedures.  Read the below criteria carefully.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. We recommend printing these criteria and reviewing them carefully before submitting your proposal.

  • Projects must be focused on engaging BU students in arts activity or an academic exploration of the arts
  • $2,000 maximum
  • The BU Arts Initiative will not fund more than 50% of a project (i.e. you must have 50% of the funds from elsewhere)
  • The project coordinator is responsible for arranging and managing the event and securing appropriate permissions
  • Statements and contact information from proposed partners must be included
  • The project must be sponsored by a university office or program
  • A detailed budget of both income and specific expenditures for the entire project must be submitted separately to – proposals without budget submissions will not be considered
  • We will not fund food (receptions, dinners, etc.)
  • Proposals by students for projects required for coursework cannot be considered
  • A post-project report will be required within 30 days of the completion of the project
  • Grantees are expected to track student participation (specific names and BU ID) for reporting

Please visit this webpage to complete the online application.

Upcoming Faculty & Staff Flu Vaccine Clinics

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The Occupational Health Center will be offering the influenza (flu) vaccine at not cost to Boston University employes. We encourage you to get the vaccine during one of the scheduled clinics to not only protect yourself, but also your colleagues and your family. For information regarding the 2016-17 flue vaccine please refer to the Occupational Health Center’s website at If you have any questions regarding the vaccine or clinic schedule, please email

Please note:
– To enable easier administration of the vaccine please wear a short sleeve shirt
– Additional clinics will be held as needed
– MA DPH recommends that all health care providers receive the influenza vaccine unless contraindicated

Please walk in during the dates and times listed below that correspond with the first initial of your last name. If you are unable to come on your designated date, you may walk in during one of the other scheduled clinics. Please note there will be clinics held on both the Charles River and Medical Campus.

Charles River Campus
Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Ave. (enter on Pleasant Street), 1st floor

First Initial of Last Name: A-D
Monday, October 3rd: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: E-H
Wednesday, October 5th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: I-M
Thursday, October 6th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: N-Q
Tuesday, October 11th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: R-U
Wednesday, October 12th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

First Initial of Last Name: V-Z
Thursday, October 13th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM


Medical Campus
Medical Campus Human Resources, 801 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 400

First Initial of Last Name: A-M
Tuesday, October 18th: 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM

First Initial of Last Name: N-Z
Friday, October 21st: 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM


– History of severe reaction to influenza vaccination
– Moderate-to-severe illness
– History of Guillain-Barre syndrome
– Allergy to neomycin/polymyxin

Fall 2016 Orientation: Welcome Incoming Students!

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Congratulations to our incoming students beginning their GMS journey this Friday, September 2, 2016 at Orientation. Orientation information was sent out to all incoming students and can also be viewed on the Fall 2016 Orientation webpage. Please contact Samantha Straitz ( with any questions regarding Orientation. We look forward to meeting you on Friday!

Kathleen Berentsen Swenson Named Director of M.S. in Genetic Counseling

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Kathleen Berentsen Swenson, MS, CGC, MPH, has been named the new Director of the Boston University Master’s Program in Genetic Counseling. Berentsen began working with the Genetic Counseling Program in 2010 as a course instructor and capstone mentor.

She brings 16 years of experience in genetic counseling in various clinical settings across many specialties (prenatal, pediatrics, neurology and cancer); advocacy at the national level with the Children’s Tumor Foundation and at the community level with the Dominican Women’s Development Center for the WH/I GENE coalition project; public health work with the New York State Department of Health;  research across multiple spheres; faculty experience at the Sarah Lawrence Genetic Counseling Program; and most recently in industry.

Berentsen is an experienced educator and clinician across a broad spectrum of genetic counseling domains, ranging from prenatal genetic counseling to the development of a telephone-based counseling platform. Most recently, she worked at Counsyl, Inc. as a Clinical Product Specialist where she oversaw education for hereditary cancer genetics and mentorship of graduate students and internal employees. Prior to that, Kathleen served as a genetic counselor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in their Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program.

Berentsen earned her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences and Psychology from Muhlenberg College in 1997, her Master’s Degree in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University in 2008.

Forensic Anthropology Open House- September 30

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Date: September 30th
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Boston University School of Medicine, R806

The Forensic Anthropology is hosting an Open House where students will have the opportunity to speak with faculty and current students. There will be tours of BUSM classrooms and laboratories during the morning. Students will then be transported by bus to the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility in Holliston, Mass., where they can tour the research facility and observe some of our ongoing research projects and continue discussions with faculty and current students. Adjunct faculty and associates from local, state and federal law enforcement will be present to speak about our program and future career opportunities. A catered lunch will be served upon arrival in Holliston. You will be transported back to BUSM by bus at the end of the day.

If you are interested and can attend we ask that you RSVP by Sept. 15. To RSVP, please contact Agent Gary Reinecke at or 638-5963.

BUMC Student Discount: Fall 2016 MBTA Semester Pass

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BUMC Students can receive an 11 percent discount on September through December MBTA passes.

Stop by the TranSComm office at 710 Albany St., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, to complete an application form and pay by credit card or check/money order.

The deadline to submit an application form with payment is Friday, August 12, at 4:30 p.m. There are no exceptions! Mailed in forms postmarked on/after this date will not be accepted!

Visit the TranSComm webpage for more details.

STaRS Summer Symposium August 11

July 28th, 2016 in test

stars symposium

BUMC Clothing Drive- The Outreach Van Project

July 11th, 2016 in test

The Outreach Van Project is looking for gently used clothing, towels and bedding! Donations will be distributed to homeless individuals living in East Boston. Donation bins can be found outside of Bakst Auditorium and in the lobby of the Medical Student Residence. We are especially in need of size L or XL men’s and women’s clothing, socks, towels, sheets, and blankets. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

Training for Clinical Research PI’s

June 27th, 2016 in test

Save the Date!

The Clinical Research Resources Office has scheduled an upcoming training for clinical research Principal Investigators

The Principal Investigator Role: What Every New and Seasoned PI Needs to Know about the Conduct and Oversight of Human Research Studies

The training will take place on Monday, August 8, 2016, from 8:30 – 12:30 p.m. in Evans 730.  The cost is $60.  For more information, and to sign up for early bird notification of when registration becomes available, please click on this link or visit the CRRO website.

This training is an offering of the BUMC/BMC Clinical Research Resources Office (CRRO) and is made possible by the support of the BU Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and the Office of Human Research Affairs (OHRA).

BUMC Band on Talbot Green July 18th

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Talbot Green band