Category: Prospective Student

Mini-Symposium on Educational Neuroscience – April 19th.

April 5th, 2013 in General News, Prospective Student

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,

Bruce McCandliss

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:
  • Please mail checks to
    • Ms. Patty Jones, 650 Albany Street, Suite X-140, , MA 02118


Abstracts due 4/19 McCahan Education Day

March 20th, 2013 in General News, Research, test

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


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.

MA in Medical Sciences Open House 3/15 from 3pm – 6pm

February 19th, 2013 in Academics, General News, Prospective Student, test

The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences is hosting an Open House on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 3-6PM at Boston University School of Medicine, Room L-201.

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
Program Director

GMS Art Exhibit: Growing Older, Growing Stronger 2/6

January 22nd, 2013 in test

GMS Art Exhibit: Growing Older, Growing Stronger

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, L-317, 72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118

Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) are living longer than ever before, but aging and elderly women with ID face significant health disparities and other challenges. This population can sometimes be invisible. Growing Older, Growing Stronger is a photography exhibit featuring the work of aging women with ID. It was produced using Photo Voice, a participatory research technique where participants become co-researchers in the project and are given cameras and asked to document their worlds. This exhibit of co-researcher photography explores themes of community inclusion, belonging, relationships, loss and joy, as documented by the artist co-researchers. This project is part of GMS’s Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice master’s student Nechama Greenwood’s thesis work researching aging with ID. Co-researcher artists will be on hand to answer questions and light refreshments will be served.

GMS Participates in October 25th Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

June 18th, 2012 in Academics, General News, Prospective Student

Please join the Division of Graduate Medical Science at the upcoming Virtual Grad Fair.  Learn about our 26 different MA, MS, PhD and MD/PhD Degrees online while talking to representatives from many of our programs.  Please see details below.

biomed_october-2012-bigbannerVirtual Biomed Grad School Fair :
October 25, 2012

Biomedical Sciences Graduate students–Decide where you want to go to school!
Unique opportunity to meet Admission Representatives from more than 21 renowned Biomed grad schools
Registered Schools Listed Here

Connect real-time with schools without leaving your home or office.  Attend the fair online from anywhere!
Register here:

See BU’s Graduate Medical Sciences Profile page here:


What students have said about prior events:

“The Virtual Fair was extremely convenient and useful. I was able to communicate with multiple schools of my interest and ask questions. This Virtual Fair also saved me time and traveling fees if I were to visit the schools’ campuses instead.”

“I thought the virtual fair was extremely helpful. Chatting with the school representatives helped give me some direction for what I’d like to pursue, as well as some helpful tips/expectations for the application process.”

“I feel that this was great concept…It gave me an opportunity to ask questions that may not have been answered on their website and to see other potential students’ questions that I may not have thought to ask.”
“It was perfect. I loved the fact that school representatives gave out their e-mail addresses and encouraged us to contact them.”

“The whole system was very user friendly.”

Begin or refine your grad school search at the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on September 12th.

Questions: or 770-980-0088

NEW: BSO Tickets Available to Students and Postdocs

June 14th, 2012 in General News, test

Now available Boston Symphony Orchestra College Cards. Stop by the GMS Office,  L315 (Evans 8 while under renovation ),  to pick one up.  Cards are limited to one per person, first come, first serve.

Register your College Card on the BSO’s website to find out what performances are available, as well as to sign up to receive e-mail alerts when new performances are added.

Working in a Multicultural Group

June 8th, 2012 in test

Featuring:  Anne Copeland, PhD
Founder and Executive Director, the Interchange Institute

Tuesday, June 19 3:30 – 5:00 pm Wilkins Boardroom 120 Evans, 72 East Concord St.

Today’s university is a mini-United Nations. The most productive labs, departments and work groups are the ones that understand the cultural values that affect relationships, communication style and scientific reasoning, and whose members share the ability to recognize and adapt to these differences. When everyone on a team – Americans and internationals alike – shares an understanding of these cultural dimensions and a vocabulary for discussing them in a neutral, balanced way, they can proceed to their shared core work more quickly and productively. In this workshop, we will briefly review the international research on cultural values that affect work assumptions and relationships, and differences in scientific reasoning approaches that affect collaborations in multicultural teams. We will look at core cultural values in communication style and work relationships, including relationships between lab directors and staff, decision-making, work commitment, and other topics suggested by attendees.

Open to all postdocs, PhD students, faculty, and staff

To register: email

Patriots Day – GMS Classes Suspended

April 11th, 2012 in Academics, test

April 16th is Patriots day and GMS classes are suspended.

Transition from PhD Chemist to Filmmaker, April 5 Lecture

April 3rd, 2012 in Academics, General News, Postdocs, test

Chemist and filmmaker Valerie Weiss, PhD will be on the Medical Campus Thursday, April 5, from 2-3 p.m. in room L-112, BUSM Instructional Building, to talk about her film, Losing Control. She will discuss how she transitioned from a successful career in science to filmmaking. All students, faculty and staff are invited to this seminar. Dr. Weiss will show the film trailer and several clips from the film.

Losing Control, her first feature film, is a romantic comedy based on her experience in a Harvard University lab, filmed in Cambridge and Boston. It is being shown at the Kendall Square Cinema this Friday, April 6. She will be available at the screening for Q&A.

So take a break from studying or work, learn how she transitioned from science to film; how being a scientist prepared her well for her career as a filmmaker, a career in which she wears many hats, entrepreneur, creator, fundraiser, manager, promoter; and why she thinks science is a great springboard to many careers.

There is more information about the film at

For more information contact

BUSM Art Days 2012 March 26 & 27

February 20th, 2012 in General News, test

All students, faculty and staff on the BU Medical Campus are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 22nd annual Boston University Medical School gallery for the arts. “Art Days” was begun by former Dean Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at BUMC. It has been very successful and has shown work from students, faculty and staff and family members.  The exhibition is mounted by the Creative Arts Society.  For more information please see Art Day 2012.