Category: Prospective Student
Evans Center For Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Retreat: For and By Faculty and Trainees
Monday, March 9, 2015; 12:00- 5:00 pm
Hiebert Lounge; BU School of Medicine
12:00:12:30- Light refreshments/Networking
12:30-12:40: Welcoming notes: Drs. Katya Ravid and David Coleman
12:40-1:40 ARC Directors/Trainees- Highlights of Discoveries (from metabolic to cancer)
[Dr. Julia Xu: “Mechanisms of Metabolic Health in Morbidly Obese Humans; ” Dr. Paul Pilch:
“Adiporedoxin, an upstream regulator of ER oxidative folding and protein secretion in adipocytes;” Dr. David Sherr: “Computational THEN Cancer Biology; Putting the horse before the cart;” Dr. Xaralabos (Bob) Varelas: “Deregulated Signaling Networks in Oral Cancer; “ Drs. Victoria Herrera/Joyce Wong/Mark Grinstaff:” Nanotheranostics approaches to tissue targeting and drug delivery”] (1:40-1:55: questions/Answers)
2:00-2:45: David T. Scadden, Jr., MD
Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine, Co-chair, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
& Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, MGH
“Stem cells, their niches and oncogenesis”
2:45-3:15: Coffee Break and Networking
3:15-3:30–Linda Hyman, PhD, Associate Provost, Graduate Medical Sciences &
William Cruikshank, PhD, Director, MTM Graduate Program
“Introduction of BEST”
3:30-4:15: Lakshmi Amaravadi, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Translational Medicine, BiogenIdec, Cambridge, MA-USA
“ Research Life in Biotech and Case Studies: As Focus on Discovery & Application of Biomarkers in Drug Development and Personalized Medicine”
4:15-5:00: Festive Reception followed by/along with
Trainees-focused Round Table Discussion: Research Life in Biotech
Moderators: Drs. Barbara Corkey (forum co-chair), Katya Ravid, David Center (BU CTSI), Orian Shirihai (forum co-chair); Lakshmi Amaravadi (BiogenIdec), and representatives form trainees and BU office of Technology Development
Address inquiries to Ms. Erin McCarthy Erin.McCarthy@bmc.org
The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences will be hosting Webinars for prospective applicants considering enrollment in the M.S. in Oral Health Sciences (OHS) program on April 8. For more information see Prospective Students Webinar page.
Congratulations to all our masters and doctoral graduates!
Scholars Day 2014 will take place on Tuesday, April 15th in the George Sherman Union with abstract submissions due 4/6.
The abstract submission form for Scholars Day 2014 will be available between March 17-31 (starting and ending at noon on those dates) at http://www.bu.edu/provost/scholars-day-2014/. Advisors will be asked to approve student abstracts by Sunday, April 6th. Students whose abstracts are not approved by the deadline will not have a designated location at the event.
All graduate students in a degree-granting program at Boston University who are also engaged in research in any area of study are invited to participate. Postdoctoral researchers are also welcome, but are not eligible for awards.
This event is intended to honor and celebrate research by our graduate students and has been held at Boston University for nearly two decades. Originally, the event focused on science and engineering research, but was expanded in recent years to include the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Over time, the number and quality of presentations has grown enormously, as has the number of awards presented by schools, college, centers and institutes. The judging forms used by schools and colleges provide feedback to students from faculty reviewing the work.
This year, we hope to further encourage submissions from the arts and humanities by including panels, the conventional format for presenting research in these disciplines. Panels will be built around scholarly areas that emerge from the abstracts submitted.
Those students presenting posters will be asked to set up beginning at 9:30 a.m. Poster judging will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please plan to be present during as much of this time as possible, as you may need to assist the judges in their understanding of your work. Panel judging will take place during the sessions themselves, which will be scheduled in advance.
If you are a graduate student or post-doc, we hope you will consider participating (Post-docs are not eligible for awards). If you are a member of the faculty, we hope you will consider volunteering to judge and provide feedback, encouraging your graduate students to become involved, and persuading your undergraduate students to attend.