Category: Research

PhD Dissertation Seminars

March 20th, 2014 in General News, PhD Thesis Defense, Research

CANDIDATE -Anna Eisenstein

DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM: Molecular and Translational Medicine
TITLE OF DISSERTATION: “The Role of the A2B Adenosine Receptor in Adipogenesis and in Obesity-Induced Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”
DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:00a.m.
Boston University School of Medicine , 650 Albany Street, Room X-715

Scholars Day 4/15/14

February 26th, 2014 in General News, Research, test

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.

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Tonight’s Thursday Night Seminar with Dr. Loscalzo Cancelled due to Inclement Weather

February 10th, 2014 in General News, Research

–This Seminar will be Rescheduled–

The MD/PhD program would like to invite you to a new Thursday Seminar Series: All the things you can’t learn doing experiments – scientific careers and beyond. One Thursday every month from 5:00PM-6:00PM we will bring in speakers from the greater Boston area who have a range of experience; from starting/having successful labs to starting their own biotech/ pharma companies to advising these companies. Greater Boston is one of the most highly ranked areas in the US in terms of biotech, pharmacology and life sciences research – so take advantage of these seminars to maximize your career potential. You will be learning from the best in the business.

This Thursday, 2/13/14  Dr. Joseph Loscalzo – Chairman, Department of Medicine, at Brigham & Women’s hospital will be our guest for the evening  from 5-6pm in X-715, 650 Albany Street, BUMC.  See the MD/PhD current Seminar Page for future listings.

Dr. Joseph Loscalzo is Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Loscalzo received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, his Ph.D. in biochemistry, and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical training was completed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he served as Resident and Chief Resident in medicine and Fellow in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Loscalzo is recognized as an outstanding cardiovascular scientist, clinician, and teacher. He has received many awards, and his experience and recognition by the medical community has gained him widespread respect among his peers. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to hear him speak!

- Credit: Brigham & Woman’s Hospital

McCahan Education Day 5/22

February 6th, 2014 in General News, Research

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For more information or to submit a poster abstract or workshop proposal visit: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/jmedday/

HIR Student Achievement Day: 5/2

February 4th, 2014 in Research

Please join us in celebrating the success of our students at the HIR Student Achievement Day on May 2nd.  Please see the event itinerary or visit the 2014 Henry D. Russek Students Achievement Day page  for additional details.

All-BUMC Discussion Seminar: Authorship Credit – Feb. 7

January 9th, 2014 in General News, Research, test

Join us for a seminar entitled Authorship Credit: Avoiding and Resolving Differences will be held on  Friday, February 7, 2014 12 noon– 1 pm BUSM L110.  This is open to all BUMC  faculty, researchers, students and post-docs,

See Authorship Credit flyer for more details

STaRS Application Now Open

November 1st, 2013 in General News, Homepage, Prospective Student, Research

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Training as Research Scholars Program.  STaRS is a dynamic and focused program that is designed specifically for the enhancement of skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences. STaRS is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduates from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences:  African-American, Hispanic,  Native American/Native Alaskan, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian.

For more information please visit our website or contact starsgms@bu.edu.

Application Opens November 1, 2013. Apply Now!

Deadline: February 15, 2014

ASM Sarber Award Recipient

August 9th, 2013 in General News, Homepage, Research

Congratulations to Fadie Coleman, PhD candidate in the Department of Microbiology for being recognized as one of two students to receive the Sarber Award for research excellence and potential, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Fadie will be presented this award at the ASM General Meeting Awards Banquet and Dinner on Sunday, May 18, 2014 here in Boston. Please join us in congratulating Fadie!

PhD Virtual Grad School Fair on 9/10

August 1st, 2013 in General News, Homepage, Prospective Student, Research

GMS will be participating in the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair hosted by CareerEco on September 10th and October 24th from 9AM-4PM EST. If you are interested in learning more about our PhD and MD/PhD programs, please complete this free registration and live chat with our faculty and administration.2013-biomed_evite-student

Two BUSM Faculty Receive Alzheimer’s Disease Grants

July 21st, 2013 in General News, Homepage, Research

GMS is excited to share that two of our faculty members have received Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium (MNC) Awards. David Harris, MD, PhD, Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine have received Alzheimer’s Disease Grants. Read More.