Dr. James Pokines, Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology at BUSM, was published in the Journal of Forensic Anthropology for determining a signature of changes that occur to human remains, specifically bones, left outside in the New England environment. This signature or “patterning” can be used by law enforcement to help determine if remains have been moved after death from one environment to another and to separate natural changes to bone from those caused by possible perpetrators. Please learn more about Dr. Pokines’ research here.
McCahan Day is a great opportunity to showcase your innovative projects and research. This year’s theme is “Interactive Learning” and the Keynote speaker is Dr. Colin Montpetit.
Submit an abstract or propose a workshop by April 12th.
A message from the Boston University Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs:
The 2016 Graduate Research Symposium
will take place
April 11, 2016
George Sherman Union
This event is intended to honor and celebrate research by our graduate students and has been held at Boston University for two decades. Originally, the event focused on science and engineering research, but has been expanded in recent years to include the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Over time, the number and quality of presentations have grown enormously.
If you are a graduate student, we hope you will consider participating. If you are a member of the faculty or post-doc, we hope you will volunteer to judge and provide feedback, encourage graduate students to become involved, and persuade undergraduate students to attend.
Join us on Friday, February 26th from 1-3pm for a winter-themed GMS Snack Time! All GMS Students are welcome.
NEW Upcoming Biomedical Research Technologies webinars:
Tuesday, February 23 at 5pm (EST)
Tuesday, March 22 at 12 noon (EST)
Upcoming Healthcare Emergency Management Open Houses
Upcoming Oral Health Sciences webinars:
Tuesday, February 23 at 12 noon (EST)
Thursday, March 18 at 12 noon (EST)
Monday, April 25 at 12 noon (EST)
Upcoming Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Informational Sessions
Friday January 22 : 10 am – 2 pm
Friday, February 12: 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, February 27: 10 am – 2 pm
Monday, March 14 : 10 am – 2 pm
Monday, April 25: 10 am – 2 pm
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4-6 p.m.
Location: George Sherman Union, Back Court, Charles River Campus
Are you thinking about living off-campus? Not sure how to begin searching for an apartment? Learn how to navigate Boston’s rental market. Talk with realtors, property managers, representatives from Boston’s Inspectional Services Department, BU Rental Property Management and Medical Campus Housing Resources. Learn about Off-Campus Services new website for apartment listings and roommates searches.
The BU Advanced Program in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will continue its advanced workshop series in February 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.
The announcement includes directions for completing the online modules (Steps 1 and 2) and the online addresses necessary to check individual RCR status and register for the advanced RCR workshops.
TO REGISTER: Register here. completed
To CHECK WORKSHOP COMPLETION: Look here to see what workshops you have completed.
Congratulations to GMS faculty members Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD and Sam Thiagalingam, PhD.
Wolozin Wins Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Award
Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD, is the recipient of a two-year, $500,000 award in Alzhiemer’s Disease Drug Discovery Research from the Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation.
BUSM Researchers Identify
Breast Cancer Gene
BUSM investigators, including corresponding author Sam Thiagalingam, PhD, have pinpointed a gene that plays a significant role in the development of breast cancer to metastatic disease.
Table Talks is a bi-weekly conversation group that gives participants the opportunity to practice their English in a casual environment. Each session consists of a review of common English idioms, weekly Q&A session, and a topical group discussion. The sessions are structured enough to have consistency and flexible enough to accommodate the needs of all international graduate students and post-doctorates who attend. Join us for great conversation, new friends, and fun!
Time: Tuesdays from 5:30-6:45pm beginning January 19, 2016
SPECIAL INTRODUCTION MEETING: January 12, 2016 (lunch will be provided)
We are very excited to launch the Boston University Center for Military and Post Deployment Health. All members of the GMS community are welcome to the inaugural meeting of the Center on Friday, January 29th from 2-5pm at the Boston University School of Medicine in room L110.
An overview of the Center will be followed by short presentations to summarize military health work being conducted across both Boston University campuses. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be contacting various physicians and researchers to present these summaries.
After the presentations, participants will self-select into breakout groups based on area of interest. Currently identified areas of interest are:
– Infectious Disease
– Wound and Burn Healing
– Health and Wellness: Soldier and Family
This list is open to expansion based on suggestions from meeting participants. Participants will reconvene to report out at the conclusion of the meeting. All participants are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception immediately following the meeting.
Please RSVP to email@example.com no later than January 15, 2016. We hope you are able to join us!