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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
– 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 Anjali Jacob, a fourth-year MD/PhD student, who was recognized by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Lung Epithelium Conference for the best trainee oral presentation and winner of the Jo Rae Wright Young Investigator of the Year Award.
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
- Log onto Patient Connect. (Accessed via the SHS website)
- Select Messages and New Message
- Select the first option “Scheduling, incoming health requirements, immunizations, medical records, etc.”
- Add the document as an attachment, make sure your BU ID# is written on document, and Send
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.