By Elaine L LeeAugust 12th, 2019

The third session of Boston University School of Medicine's Introduction to Careers in Medicine (BU-ICM) took place this summer with 17 high-school students from local private schools throughout Massachusetts. During the week-long program, students participated in a various experiential learning activities on the medical campus to learn more about careers in medicine and to gain exposure to different aspects of health care.

The students visited the operating room (OR) at Boston Medical Center with Dr. Ken Grundfast.

They studied the anatomy of the brain with PhD students in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.

The students also visited the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) where they did mini-experiments using ELISA techniques and creating viral structures with candy.



By Elaine L LeeAugust 12th, 2019

For the third summer, Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) partnered with the Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) to bring the summer programming of the Boston Education, Advising & Mentoring in STEM (BEAMS) Program, which provides learning experiences for Boston-area high-school students in order to offer them exposure to various careers in medicine and health care.

One new seminar course this summer was Exposure to Research, taught by Taylor Matte, a graduate student at the Center for Regenerative Medicine.

In one of the field placement programs, Exposure to Clinical Careers, students worked with a variety of clinicians and health-care workers that included surgeons, occupational therapists, genetic counselors, and dental health clinicians. Highlights included a lecture by Dr. Ann McKee and a visit to the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL).

Save the Dates for 2019-20 Educators’ Collaborative Lunch!

By Elaine L LeeAugust 7th, 2019

In a lead-up to our 15th Annual McCahan Education Day, this year’s lunch discussions and workshops will focus on the science behind learning, as well as how graduate biomedical educators can apply these evidence-based practices to their own classrooms.

We hope you'll be able to join us for our kickoff with David Flynn, MS(LIS) and Kayla Hammond Larkin, MS(LIS), who will be presenting, "Visual Abstracts: Sharing Scientific Research with Twitter-friendly Graphics"!

All meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50 pm in the Dean's Conference Room (R112).

For all meeting dates, visit


Educators’ Collaborative Lunch 11/27

By Elaine L LeeNovember 26th, 2018

Join Afaf Hourani, MS, MPH, Assistant Director of Pre-doctoral Research at the Harry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, over lunch for her seminar entitled, "Developing and Applying Self-Reflective Tool (SRT)" in R112 (Dean's Conference room) at noon.

For more information, visit here.

Welcome New Terriers!

By Elaine L LeeOctober 1st, 2018

Congratulations and welcome to our newest Terriers: Melissa Alvarado, MyChalia Sanfilippo, and Abdulmalik Tahlil!

MedSci&Edu sends best wishes for a fantastic college career to three alumni participants of Boston Education, Advising & Mentoring in STEM (BEAMS), the joint program between BUSM and Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) that provides opportunities to high school students to explore health care professions.

BEAMS Summer Programming Ends

By Elaine L LeeOctober 1st, 2018

This summer, 82 students from Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) joined MedSci&Edu's Boston Education, Advising & Mentoring in STEM (BEAMS) Program at BUSM to learn more about health care professions.

We loved having you and hope to see you again in our other BEAMS programs, like Intro to Medicine, Intro to Dentistry, and Intro to Global Health!


Registration for Teaching with Technology Festival closes 9/14

By Elaine L LeeSeptember 13th, 2018

BU's Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I) will be hosting the third annual Teaching with Technology Festival on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 9 am to 4 pm at the George Sherman Union (2nd floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA). Faculty registration closes Friday, Sept. 14.

The Festival raises awareness of the rich ecosystem of digital multimedia technologies that are available at BU.  Learn how you can leverage these technologies to design and implement technology-enhanced learning experiences that encourage active and experiential learning.

The Festival also allows instructors to explore how this ecosystem can help them implement the BU Hub’s Digital/Multimedia Expression (D/ME) learning outcomes in their courses. Staff from the Center for Teaching & Learning will be at hand throughout the day and are looking forward to answer BU Hub D/ME related questions. The recent addition of university-sponsored Adobe Creative Cloud licenses for all undergraduate students and instructors teaching in the undergraduate curriculum puts these industry-leading technologies at your fingertips.

Some topics the Festival will cover:

  • Creating multimedia assignments in Blackboard or Sakai with students posting their audio/video creations through the LMS directly into BU’s powerful streaming media platform, MyMedia.
  • Enabling interactive multimedia course reflection and documentation, deepening student learning using e-portfolios.
  • Learning about the availability and the use of digital assessment technologies, synchronous communication technologies, various video and lecture capture technologies.

In the afternoon you can participate in hands-on creative workshops (sign-up required) that allow you to build your own media using applications from the Adobe Creative Cloud. Expert assistance during the workshops is available and you will have the opportunity to share your creations with other Festival participants.

Registered workshop participants will have an opportunity to walk away with technology prizes, such as a GoPro camera, Wacom tablet, a Kindle, or a camera and microphone package.

Educators’ Collaborative Lunch 9/25

By tdaviesSeptember 7th, 2018in homepage

Join Dr. Elaine Lee, Assistant Professor and Grant Strategist for the Proposal Development Office, over lunch for her seminar entitled, “I’ve Published My Data, Now What? Funding Your Next Research Project” in R112 (Dean's Conference room) at noon.

For more information, visit here.