Dollar$ and $ense: June 2023

Presented by Student Financial Services Student Loan Repayment Pause The Department of Education’s student loan repayment pause will end on June 30, 2023. Payments will resume 60 days after the end of the. The loan repayment pause, which began in March 2020, includes temporary 0% interest rates, reprieve on loan payments, and paused collection of defaulted federal student loans. Further information and FAQs can be found on the Federal Student Aid website’s announcement on Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents.  Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA The 2023-2024 FAFSA is available to complete for the academic year. If you plan on using Federal Direct Unsubsidized... More

June 5: Enhancing Security on the Medical Campus

To: BUMC Students, Faculty and Staff From: BUMC Communications Date: June 5, 2023 Beginning June 12, the Instructional (L), Housman Research (R) first floor stairwells and cross-corridor entrances from L to E (Evans), L to A-Building will go to card access only from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays and 24-hour card access on weekends and holidays, including Intersession. All students, faculty and staff must use their ID badge to gain access through the buildings, stairwells and elevators during these times. Please wear your BU ID at all times when on campus. Please do not allow others to piggyback through card-accessed doors, including stairwells and elevators; they must use their own ID. Public safety is a shared responsibility. If... More

PhD Student Spotlight: Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics. She works in the lab of Associate Professor of Microbiology John Connor at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL). Michelle’s research studies how SARS-CoV-2 interacts with the inner lining of blood vessels in order to understand the effect of the virus on the endothelium and endothelial cells. Michelle is a recipient of a Draper Fellowship, which will allow her to conduct her own research under the supervision of a University faculty advisor and a Draper technical staff supervisor. Learn more about Michelle and her fellowship... More

Pride 2023: LGBTQIA+ Resources from BU and Beyond

Happy 2023 Pride Month! In honor of Pride, we have compiled a list of resources for celebrating and supporting our LGBTQIA+ community. Below, you will find resources, information, and events, from Boston University, the greater Boston community and beyond. We recognize that this is not an exhaustive list, and we are always willing to add more resources, information, and events. Please email Sarah Rowan at if you have a resource you would like us to include below. Resources at Boston University Resources and Organizations Around Boston and Beyond Pride Month BU and Community Events Boston University Events BU Pride Festival June 1 at 3 p.m. BU Beach (267-290... More

Congratulations to the GMS Class of 2023!

Over 300 Graduate Medical Sciences students walked during the 2023 Commencement exercises at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center on Thursday, May 18. The day’s events included two ceremonies: the Master’s Convocation Ceremony at 10 a.m. and the MD & PhD Convocation Ceremony at 3 p.m. The ceremonies welcomed graduates from August 2022 and January 2023, as well as degree candidates from May 2023 and August 2023. Following the ceremonies, graduates and their families enjoyed a catered reception and photo opportunities at BU Malvern Field. GMS has conferred or will confer the following degrees: 29 PhD 9 MD/PhD 40 MA 467 MS ... More

Two GMS Students Win Big at Annual Innovate@BU New Venture Competition

Teams Win $72,000 in Funding at Innovate@BU's New Venture Competition BU Today; May 2, 2023 Congratulations to two GMS students and their teams for winning big in this month's annual Innovate@BU New Venture Competition! Stamatios Liapis (PhD, Computational Neuroscience, '23) and his team from Enlaye won the General Track first-place prize of $20,000. Shen Ning (MD/PhD, Neuroscience, '24) and the INIA Biosciences team took home a third-place General Track prize of $6,000. Read more about the teams and the event here! 

PhD Spotlight: Matthew Reiss ’23

Matthew Reiss is a PhD candidate in the Biomolecular Pharmacology program at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Matt’s research in the lab of Rachel Flynn, PhD, studies the role that a long non-coding RNA, TERRA, plays in the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway for mammalian cancer cells. Matt successfully defended his dissertation in March 2023 and will graduate in the upcoming May 2023 Commencement exercises. Read more about Matt below!   What did you complete your dissertation research on and how did you settle on that topic? My dissertation research centered on studying the role a long non-coding RNA, More

Congratulations to Our 2023 Outstanding Student Achievement Award Winners!

Graduate Medical Sciences is pleased to award three high-achieving, graduating students with Outstanding Student Achievement Awards in the categories “Outstanding Research” and “Community Service.” These students have made exceptional contributions to their departments and communities that have set them apart from their peers during their time at GMS. Meet each awardee below: Claire Burgess '23 PhD in Molecular & Translational Medicine Program in Biomedical Sciences Claire Burgess will officially graduate in May 2023, leaving behind a tremendous research impact on the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Burgess, a PhD student in the Graduate Medical Sciences Program in Molecular & Translational Medicine (MTM), is... More

2023 Outstanding Student Achievement Award: PhD Research Category

Claire Burgess '23 Molecular & Translational Medicine Program in Biomedical Sciences   Claire Burgess will officially graduate in May 2023, leaving behind a tremendous research impact on the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Burgess, a PhD student in the Graduate Medical Sciences Program in Molecular & Translational Medicine (MTM), is a 2023 winner of the GMS Outstanding Student Achievement Award in the PhD Research category. Burgess matriculated into the PhD umbrella Program in Biomedical Sciences in 2017, following her graduation from Sewanee: the University of the South that year. She currently works in the lab of Darrell Kotton, MD, the director of the... More

2023 Outstanding Student Achievement Award: Master’s Community Service Category

Rhode-Armelle Jean Jacques '23 Physician Assistant Program     “Community is a huge part of everything that I’ve done,” said Rhode-Armelle Jean Jacques, the winner of the 2023 Graduate Medical Sciences Outstanding Student Achievement Award in the Master’s Community Service category. Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jean Jacques and her mother sought refuge in Miami, Florida, due to ongoing political instability in the country. Jean Jacques completed high school and her undergraduate degree in Miami, graduating from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry in 2016. She also obtained a Master of Public Health from George Washington... More