The Occupational Health Center will be offering the influenza (flu) vaccine at not cost to Boston University employes. We encourage you to get the vaccine during one of the scheduled clinics to not only protect yourself, but also your colleagues and your family. For information regarding the 2016-17 flue vaccine please refer to the Occupational Health Center’s website at http://www.bu.edu/buohc/flu/. If you have any questions regarding the vaccine or clinic schedule, please email email@example.com.
– To enable easier administration of the vaccine please wear a short sleeve shirt
– Additional clinics will be held as needed
– MA DPH recommends that all health care providers receive the influenza vaccine unless contraindicated
Please walk in during the dates and times listed below that correspond with the first initial of your last name. If you are unable to come on your designated date, you may walk in during one of the other scheduled clinics. Please note there will be clinics held on both the Charles River and Medical Campus.
Charles River Campus
Location: Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Ave. (enter on Pleasant Street), 1st floor
First Initial of Last Name: A-D
Monday, October 3rd: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
First Initial of Last Name: E-H
Wednesday, October 5th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
First Initial of Last Name: I-M
Thursday, October 6th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
First Initial of Last Name: N-Q
Tuesday, October 11th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
First Initial of Last Name: R-U
Wednesday, October 12th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
First Initial of Last Name: V-Z
Thursday, October 13th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Medical Campus Human Resources, 801 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 400
First Initial of Last Name: A-M
Tuesday, October 18th: 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM
First Initial of Last Name: N-Z
Friday, October 21st: 10:30 AM- 2:30 PM
– History of severe reaction to influenza vaccination
– Moderate-to-severe illness
– History of Guillain-Barre syndrome
– Allergy to neomycin/polymyxin
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding Orientation. We look forward to meeting you on Friday!
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.
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 email@example.com or 638-5963.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Save the Date!
The Clinical Research Resources Office has scheduled an upcoming training for clinical research Principal Investigators
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).
Friday, June 17, 2016: The Boston University Medical Campus students, faculty and staff joined together for a moment of silence in memory of the lives lost and those affected by the tragedy that occurred in Orlando, Florida.
Pianist Moises Fernandez Via performed a musical tribute.