The Power of Scholarships

October 2nd, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Gratitude, excitement and anticipation – these three words describe the 2015 BUSM Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 24. In a candle-lit room at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, 18 medical students gathered together to meet – for the first time – their scholarship donors. “Today is really important,” said Nick Smith, BUSM Class of 2016. “Getting to... More

Transgender at BU

September 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Students find a welcome, but want a few changes Jamie Weinand (MED’17) (left) and Michelle Samuels (GRS’16) talked to BU Today about their experiences at BU. Discussion of transgender issues has been front and center on many campuses this year. Photos by Cydney Scott Ray arrived on the BU campus two years ago as a freshman from... More

New GSDM Students Gather for 2015 Professional Ceremony

September 15th, 2015 in Featured, Uncategorized.

Four-year DMD 19 and two-year AS DMD 17 students from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) marked the end of their first week of orientation on Friday, July 31, at one of the most significant events in the educational careers of our dental students, the annual Professional Ceremony. The students marched into... More

Mental Health Clinic for Students Opens on Medical Campus

September 10th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured.

Twice-a-week Behavioral Medicine services A new Medical Campus mental health clinic, housed at the Soloman Carter Fuller Building, opened earlier this month and will be staffed on Mondays and Wednesdays by SHS Behavioral Health clinicians. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi Some years ago, a School of Public Health survey reported that half of Medical Campus students had... More

Peregrine Falcons Find a Home at the Medical Campus

August 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

High above Talbot Green a pair of watchful eyes scopes the concrete canyon below looking for its next prey. This isn’t a scene from Mission Impossible. It’s more like a National Geographic documentary. Perched on a window ledge atop the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Building, two peregrine falcons have decided to make the BU Medical... More

Grant Preparation Workshops Begin Sept. 17

August 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

BU Medical Campus Investigators, graduate students and faculty members are invited to a grant preparation workshop on Thursday, Sept. 17 to learn more about the process of submitting individual research grants (R01) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This workshop,  which will be held on the BU Medical Campus, will include presentation by Sarah... More

BU Clinical and Translational Science Institute Renewed

August 14th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured, Research.

Boston University's Clinical and Translational Science Institute, directed by David Center, MD has received a four-year, $23,487,980 renewal from the National Institutes of Health. David Felson, MD leads the section to train the next generation of translational scientists and George O'Connor, MD directs the clinical resources, which will facilitate the testing and translation of discoveries between... More

Student Behavioral Health Services Available on Medical Campus

August 6th, 2015 in Featured.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2, behavioral medicine services for students will be available on the Medical Campus. All full-time students are eligible for care, regardless of health insurance. Part-time students who have the Aetna Student Health insurance also are eligible. The clinic will be located in the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Building, 85 E. Newton St., More

New Campus Faculty Development Appointments Announced

July 30th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured.

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at BUSM and BUSPH, and a clinical cardiologist at BMC, has been appointed BUMC Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Robina M. Bhasin, EdM, also has been appointed BUMC Director of Faculty Development. Benjamin is deeply engaged in the professional development of health care... More

Linda Hyman to Serve One-Year Term as Director of NSF Division of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences

July 28th, 2015 in Announcements, Featured, Research.

Beginning  September 14, Linda Hyman, PhD, Associate Provost for Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS), will be ‘on loan’ to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as Director of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. The Division comprises the areas of molecular biophysics, cellular dynamics and functions, genetic mechanisms and systems, and synthetic biology. Her... More