Weekly Safe Return to BUMC Update: June 18

Research continues to ramp up on the Medical Campus following the Commonwealth’s guidance, IS&T has launched the Learning from Anywhere (LfA) faculty resource website and the new research MRI has been installed in the X Building basement.

Back2BU website

The University website contains information and frequently asked questions about returning to campus, which have been broken into categories, including Employees and the Workplace, and Testing and Tracing. 

Day of Collective Engagement: Racism and Antiracism, Our Realities and Our Roles 

On Wednesday, June 24, President Brown has requested non-essential classes, meetings and events that day be rescheduled if possible to allow members of our University community to fully participate and come together to discuss this vitally important issue. I look forward to active involvement of our faculty, staff and students as we plan and implement anti-racism initiatives on the medical campus and contribute to the national conversation.


Research continues to resume on the Medical Campus following the Commonwealth’s guidance, including keeping a safe density of lab members and having available PPE and cleaning supplies. For information on the resumption of human subject research, please click here. 

To protect all members of the BUMC community, please comply with the University’s reopening plan which includes wearing face coverings and physical distancing while on the Medical Campus and remind your colleagues to comply.

LfA Faculty Resource website 

Designed for faculty, the new Learning from Anywhere (LfA) resource website contains pedagogical guidance, tools to get started, assessment options, FAQs, training schedules and recordings. More content to come.


Twenty-three first-year PhD candidates in the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) participated in graduate work remotely or in-laboratory SARS-CoV-2 research through the spring. They are now completing their laboratory rotations and deciding on dissertation advisors and projects.


The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s application to resume in-person clinical activities, submitted to the University’s Medical Advisory Group on June 12, is currently under review. Sessions continue at the school’s Simulation Learning Center.

MRI Imaging Center

The installation of the 3.0 Philips (Ingenia Elition X) MRI in the X Building is complete! See photos below. 

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