Category: Prospective Student

Boston University Responsible Conduct of Research

January 13th, 2016 in test

The BU Advanced Program in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will continue its advanced workshop series in February 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.

The announcement includes directions for completing the online modules (Steps 1 and 2) and the online addresses necessary to check individual RCR status and register for the advanced RCR workshops.

TO REGISTER: Register here. completed

To CHECK WORKSHOP COMPLETION: Look here to see what workshops you have completed.

Congratulations to Dr. Ben Wolozin and Dr. Sam Thiagalingam

January 11th, 2016 in test

Congratulations to GMS faculty members Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD and Sam Thiagalingam, PhD.

Wolozin Wins Alzheimer’s Drug  Discovery Award
Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD, is the recipient of a two-year, $500,000 award in Alzhiemer’s Disease Drug Discovery Research from the Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation.

BUSM Researchers Identify
Breast Cancer Gene
BUSM investigators, including corresponding author Sam Thiagalingam, PhD, have pinpointed a gene that plays a significant role in the development of breast cancer to metastatic disease.

Table Talks with the Minority and International Scientists Organization

January 11th, 2016 in test

Table Talks is a bi-weekly conversation group that gives participants the opportunity to practice their English in a casual environment. Each session consists of a review of common English idioms, weekly Q&A session, and a topical group discussion. The sessions are structured enough to have consistency and flexible enough to accommodate the needs of all international graduate students and post-doctorates who attend. Join us for great conversation, new friends, and fun!

Location: L-306
Time: Tuesdays from 5:30-6:45pm beginning January 19, 2016

SPECIAL INTRODUCTION MEETING: January 12, 2016 (lunch will be provided)

Launch of Boston University Center for Military and Post Deployment Health

January 3rd, 2016 in test

We are very excited to launch the Boston University Center for Military and Post Deployment Health. All members of the GMS community are welcome to the inaugural meeting of the Center on Friday, January 29th from 2-5pm at the Boston University School of Medicine in room L110.

An overview of the Center will be followed by short presentations to summarize military health work being conducted across both Boston University campuses. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be contacting various physicians and researchers to present these summaries.

After the presentations, participants will self-select into breakout groups based on area of interest. Currently identified areas of interest are:

– Infectious Disease
– Wound and Burn Healing
– Prosthetics
– Health and Wellness: Soldier and Family
– Cognition
– Pulmonary
– Hearing
– Vision

This list is open to expansion based on suggestions from meeting participants. Participants will reconvene to report out at the conclusion of the meeting. All participants are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception immediately following the meeting.

Please RSVP to no later than January 15, 2016. We hope you are able to join us!

NEW One-Year Program: M.S. in Biomedical Research Technologies

December 19th, 2015 in test

Application Now Open! Deadline is May 25, 2016

The Master of Science in Biomedical Research Technologies (BRT) is an exciting new one-year program designed to prepare future experts with a solid grasp of the principles underlying various research core technologies ‘operations, its relevance to an array of biomedical problems and the technical skills to implement these technologies. Courses such as Biocore Technologies, Biology of Disease, and Research Core Practicum will provide extensive knowledge to help students navigate interdisciplinary implementation of learned technologies. Graduates of this program will be able to apply ongoing and emerging technologies to biomedical research in highly competitive research settings in the pharmaceutical industry or academia. The program also provides foundations for continued education towards PhD and/or MD degrees.

To learn more, please visit the BRT website.

Thank You from Boston Medical Food Pantry!

December 18th, 2015 in test

A huge thank-you to all GMS faculty and staff who donated items to the Boston Medical Center Food Pantry! Food pantry staff were very appreciative of your generosity. Warm wishes for a joyful holiday season and for peace in 2016!

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Happy Holidays! GMS is closed 12/24-1/3

December 17th, 2015 in test

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences wants to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season! happy holidays_GMSThe University will be closed for intersession December 24th-January 3rd.

Diploma Application Due 1/4/16 for Tentative May 2016 Graduates

December 17th, 2015 in test

Diploma Application for tentative May 2016 graduates are due by January 4, 2016.  An original signature by the student is required.   Please drop off the signed form in L-309 or email scanned form with original signature to the Registrar.

GMS Holiday Food Drive: Donate by 12/18!

December 10th, 2015 in test

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 test

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.