Category: Prospective Student

Upcoming Student Flu Vaccine Clinics

September 19th, 2016 in test

The medical campus will be hosting 3 flu vaccine clinics as follows. Any GMS students in clinical programs, or have plans to access BMC facilities will be required to get a flu shot. A sticker on your ID will indicate your vaccination compliance. Below are instructions on how to update your student health record with receipt of non-BU vaccination.

Walk-In Flu Clinics: Room L-109 A| B| C

Tues, Sept 20, 5:00-8:00pm
Thurs, Sept 22, 11:00am-1:00pm
Tues, Oct 18, 5:00-8:00pm

Student/Patient Process:

  1. Log onto Patient Connect. (Accessed via the SHS website)
  2. Select Messages and New Message
  3. Select the first option “Scheduling, incoming health requirements, immunizations, medical records, etc.”
  4. Add the document as an attachment, make sure your BU ID# is written on document, and Send

Fall 2016 Advanced RCR Workshops

September 12th, 2016 in test

The BU Advanced Program in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will continue its advanced workshop seriesin October 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. For more information, please read the Fall 2016 RCR Announcement.

Fall 2016 Orientation: Welcome Incoming Students!

August 29th, 2016 in General News, test

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 (sstraitz@bu.edu) with any questions regarding Orientation. We look forward to meeting you on Friday!

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

August 9th, 2016 in test

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Brady- New Assistant Dean of GMS

August 3rd, 2016 in test

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Brady, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences will serve as an Assistant Dean for GMS.  During Dr. Brady’s 25 years of service to Boston University he has held a number of senior clinical and administrative leadership roles on the Medical and Charles River Campuses. In 2004 he assumed a leadership position in the GMS as Director of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program and it remains one of our most robust masters programs. In addition, Dr. Brady has made significant contributions to GMS as a long-standing member of the GMS Faculty Forum, formerly GMS Faculty Senate. His leadership at BU extends beyond GMS as he is the immediate past Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council and former ex-officio member of the Trustees of Boston University.

Dr. Brady is also very active beyond the classroom where his scholarly and clinical efforts are directed towards HIV and mental disorders. He has led a number of federally sponsored projects, most recently an NIH-NIMH study examining Motivational Approaches for HIV prevention for mentally ill and homeless adults. In collaboration with the Dr. Lena Lungren at the BU School of Social Work, Dr. Brady is currently the Co-PI of a SAMSHA funded substance abuse multi-disciplinary training grant.

Dr. Brady served as past Chair of the American Mental Health Counseling Associations Professional Development Committee and past Chair of the APA Counsel on AIDS. In addition, he is a member of the American Association of State Counseling Boards, American Counseling Association, International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress and New England Aids Education and Training Center Advisory Committee.

Dr. Brady received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida in Gainesville FL, and his M.A. and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Steve will continue to lead the Master’s Program in Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine while he joins the front office Division as Assistant Dean. Please join us in congratulating him on his new role.

Forensic Anthropology Open House- September 30

August 1st, 2016 in test

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 reinecke@bu.edu or 638-5963.

BUMC Student Discount: Fall 2016 MBTA Semester Pass

August 1st, 2016 in General News, test

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 outreach@bu.edu 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).