Category: Prospective Student
The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences is hosting an Open House on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 3-6PM at Boston University School of Medicine, Room L-211.
The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program introduces students to a broad range of topics in the medical sciences while strengthening their academic credentials for admission to medical and other professional schools. It is a 32-credit program, with a required thesis, that can be completed in one or two calendar years. All coursework is taken in the first year but many student elect to use the second year to gain valuable research and volunteer experience at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center or off-campus.
Please RSVP to:
Dr. Gwynneth Offiner
Join us for a seminar entitled Authorship Credit: Avoiding and Resolving Differences will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 12 noon– 1 pm BUSM L110. This is open to all BUMC faculty, researchers, students and post-docs,
See Authorship Credit flyer for more details
Thank you for your interest in the Summer Training as Research Scholars Program. STaRS is a dynamic and focused program that is designed specifically for the enhancement of skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences. STaRS is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduates from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences: African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian.
Application Opens November 1, 2013. Apply Now!
Deadline: February 15, 2014
GMS is involved in many open houses, graduate fairs and online sessions throughout the fall for propective applicants. Please check our schedule here or on individual program websites.
GMS will be participating in the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair hosted by CareerEco on September 10th and October 24th from 9AM-4PM EST. If you are interested in learning more about our PhD and MD/PhD programs, please complete this free registration and live chat with our faculty and administration.
The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences hosted the 4th annual summer research symposium on Thursday, August 1, 2013 showcasing research projects conducted by visiting students. Jasmin Alves (Westminster College), Carolina Amorim (Weidner University), Lynisha Farrell (University of Virgin Islands), Norma Hernandez (Georgia State University), Victor Otano-Rivera (University of Puerto Rico), Carlo Quintanilla (San Diego State University), Mayara Lorena de Souza (Washington and Jefferson University), Igor Rodrigues Ramos (Washington and Jefferson University) and Charmonix Williams (Jackson State University) presented their projects to 60 attendees from the medical campus research community. Dr. Karen Antman, Dean, Boston University School of Medicine, welcomed attendees and thanked them for contributing to the success of the program.
What is SURP? The summer research program (SURP) is a pipeline program initiated by Dr. Linda Hyman, Associate Provost, to offer exceptional basic science research opportunities to academically talented students traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. Students in the program aspire to professional careers as medical scientists and other important roles within the research enterprise. The progression of SURP from pilot program to competitive summer internship for underrepresented (URM) students began in the summer of 2010 with ten students from Xavier University (Louisiana). Over four years, under the leadership of Linda Zimmerman, Program Manager, SURP increased the number of URM applicants by 200%. The remarkable increase in applications was due to conscientious marketing and outreach activities implemented by faculty and staff.
Key components of SURP include: daily, mentored scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor and lab community; weekly professional development activities and journal club; cohort-based housing on the Boston University campus; social activities focused in Boston and led by a peer group leader; and an end-of-program symposium. Graduates of SURP are encouraged to present their research at national meetings such as the Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and Advancing Hispanics, Native Americans and Chicanos in Science (SACNAS), and to continue pursuing career interests in medical research and health care.
The following is a list of student presenters and abstract titles with full abstracts available in the Program Booklet.
- Jasmin Alves (Farmer Lab): Gelsolin Expression is Regulated during Brown and White Adipogenesis and is more prominent in White compared to Brown Adipose Tissue
- Carolina Amorim (Genco Lab): Regulation of small RNA in Neisseria Gonorrhoeae.
- Lynisha Farrell (Corkey Lab): Alterations in Extrecellular Redox States Affect Pancreatic Beta-Cell Insulin Secretion Levels
- Norma A. Hernandez (Wolozin Lab): Protein translation inhibitor reduces TDP-43 inclusion formatio
- Mayara Lorena de Souza (Cruikshank Lab): Cockroach allergen changes the balance between ciliated and secretory cells in the respiratory epithelium
- Victor Otano-Riviera (Sherr Lab): Role of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor in Human Breast Cancer Cell Chemo-Resistance
- Carlo Quintanilla (Zhdanova Lab): Age-Related Differences of Adult Neurogenesis in Zebrafish
- Igor Ramos (Garcia-Marcos Lab): GIV regulates integrin signaling pathways upon Extra Cellular Matrix stimulation
- Charmonix Williams (Bullitt Lab): Is Erythrocyte Spectrin really 190nm in Length?
Congratulations to our GMS faculty Drs. Cathy Costello and Vickery Trinkaus Randall. For more information see Biochemistry.
Congratulations to Catherine E. Costello for her appointment as a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, which was just announced by President Brown! This is major university honor, recognizing Cathy’s superlative scientific accomplishments and scholarly contributions. This is the first time the professorship has been awarded to a faculty member whose primary appointment is at the medical school. Additional information Professorship.
Congratulations to Dr. Vickery Trinkaus-Randall who was recognized with the GMS Faculty Recognition Award for her years of tireless efforts on behalf on all of the students of GMS. Dr. Trinkaus-Randall has served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the CMB Program, taking each student under her wing from the date of matriculation to the day of graduation. In addition, Dr. Trinkaus-Randall has been instrumental in creating the Foundations in Biomedical Sciences curriculum and one of the newest GMS initiatives, the Program in Biomedical Sciences.
Neuroscience for Educators: Toward the Science of Learning
A Mini-symposium on Educational Neuroscience
Friday, April 19, 2013
This Mini-symposium is a six-hour in-depth introduction and review of current and future directions in the Science of Learning. Recent developments in Educational Neuroscience and the Science of Learning have demonstrated how teaching and learning can be informed by scientific, technological, and educational cognitive research initiatives. Distinguished thought leaders in Education and Neuroscience will provide insights into the scientific, structural, and teaching practices needed for the advancement of this emergent field.
08:00- 08:30 Continental Breakfast and Poster Board Session
08:30- 08:40 Welcoming Remarks – Mark Moss, PhD
08:40- 09:15 State of Science of Learning and Educational Science – Carl Franzblau, PhD
09:15- 10:00 Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning – Peter Bergethon, MD
10:00- 10:30 The Role of Computational Neuroscience in the Science of Learning –
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, PhD
10:30- 10:45 Break
10:45- 11:15 The Graduate Educational Challenges of the Science of Learning –
Kurt Fischer, PhD
11:15- 11:45 Advances in the Discipline of the Science of Learning and Educational
Neuroscience – Bruce McCandliss, PhD
11:45- 12:45 Moderated Thought Leadership Roundtable
Moderator – Mark Moss, PhD
Panel Members – Carl Franzblau, Peter Bergethon, Kurt Fischer,
12:45- 12:50 Closing Remarks – Mark Moss, PhD
1:00- 1:45 Reception and Poster Board Viewing
- Four Hours of Continuing Education credits are available
- Objectives: Participants completing this symposium should be able to
- Understand the interrelationship of cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and teaching
- Describe the Science of Learning
- Understand the role of Educational Neuroscience in the Science of Learning
- Understand the role of Neuropsychology in the Science of Learning
- Understand the role of Educational Psychology in the Science of Learning
- Where: 670 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
- Main Auditorium, First Floor
- Parking is located at 710 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
- Cost to attend $45.00 (early registration $25.00 – by March 15th 2013) (Students, General admission, non-Continuing Education credits is free)
- Website to register: http://sites.bu.edu/neuro-ed/
- Please mail checks to
- Ms. Patty Jones, 650 Albany Street, Suite X-140, , MA 02118
The 2013 John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. BUMC faculty, fellow, residents, students and staff are invited to submit proposals for workshops and abstracts of ongoing or completed education projects. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday April 19, 2013. Cash prizes awarded for top abstracts. For more information please see flyer or link.
Attend Education Day to:
- Network with other creative educators in the BUMC community
- Showcase your innovations and ideas in classroom, clinical and lab teaching
- Cultivate your teaching skills
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
BUMC faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff are invited to submit proposals for workshops and abstracts of ongoing or completed education projects.
**Cash prizes awarded to top abstracts**
Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, April 19
Information can be found here.