Art Days Returns to Medical Campus for 34th Year

The creativity of several Graduate Medical Sciences students, faculty and staff was on display at the 34th annual Art Days event, held Feb. 20 and 21 in Hiebert Lounge. Art Days was started by Dean Emeritus Aram Chobanian to foster the support and growth of the creative arts at BUMC. The exhibition is mounted by the Creative Arts Society and facilitated by Associate Professor of Biochemistry Keith Tornheim, PhD. The BUMC community was encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the event, sponsored by the Provost’s Office. The two-day event showcased artwork in several media types from across the Medical Campus... More

GMS Faculty Spotlight: Aaron W. Young, PhD

Aaron W. Young, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics at the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. He is also the assistant director of the Graduate Medical Sciences Masters in Oral Health Sciences program. Dr. Young has played a significant role in curriculum design and course directorship across several programs within the medical school. A first-generation undergraduate, graduate, and PhD student, Dr. Young also enjoys mentoring students with similar backgrounds who are seeking entry into dental school. Read more about Dr. Young below! Can you tell me about your journey to Boston University? I’m... More

Propel Careers CEO Lauren Celano Presents CV & Resume Workshop to GMS Students

Graduate Medical Sciences welcomed Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers, to campus on Wednesday, Feb. 21 for "Looking Your Best on Paper: Building a Resumé for Industry and a CV for Academia." The event was sponsored by the Community Catalyst Center (C3) and Boston University Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BU's BEST). Eighteen students from a variety of GMS master's and PhD programs attended the interactive event, which was tailored toward students seeking careers across a range of scientific paths: research-intensive roles, teaching roles, bench research roles, non-bench research roles, business development, marketing, consulting, product/project management roles, clinical roles and more.  Throughout... More

GMS Student Spotlight: Maxine Slattery (BMFS ’24)

Maxine Slattery is a second-year student in the Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) Biomedical Forensic Sciences master’s program with an eye for forensic biology, crime scene investigation and advocacy.  Slattery was born in San Diego and spent her childhood summers between Boston and Cape Cod, where her parents grew up and met. Her older siblings moved to Boston and New York when she was a teenager. For Slattery, who already felt rooted on the East Coast, following suit felt like a natural choice. She accepted an offer at Boston University, matriculating in fall 2018 to study general biology with a minor in innovation... More

GMS Celebrates Black History Month 2024

Graduate Medical Sciences is proud to celebrate Black History Month! This year marks the 48th annual Black History Month since it was federally recognized in 1976. The 2024 theme of Black History Month, “African Americans and the Arts,” highlights “the art of resistance,” and “the artists who used their crafts to uplift the race, speak truth to power and inspire a nation,” according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Below, we have highlighted several Black History Month events to add to your calendar, as well as other resources, initiatives, and organizations both on- and off-campus. Please contact More

GMS Staff Spotlight: Patty Jones

Patty Jones is the Program Administrator for the Graduate Medical Sciences masters programs in Biomedical Forensic Sciences, Forensic Anthropology, Bioimaging, and Healthcare Emergency Management in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology. Patty joined GMS in 1999 and will celebrate her 25th work anniversary in December 2024. We interviewed Patty about her time at Boston University, her favorite parts of her job, advice she would give to students and more. Read more about Patty below! Tell me a bit about your journey to Boston University. I grew up in Illinois. How I got here was kind of a roundabout way. My ex-husband... More

A Welcome Back to Campus with Coffee, Cookies and a BU Raffle

Students had a chance to unwind after their first full week of  classes at the "Welcome Back Relax & Chat & Gear Raffle" on Friday, Jan. 26. Hosted in L-311 by Graduate Medical Sciences Student Affairs, the event included a coffee and tea station, cookies from Chequers and a raffle of popular Boston University swag items. Raffle items included BU sweatshirts and zip-ups, two types of BU tumblers, and BU blankets. The event was well-attended by master's and PhD students across a variety of our programs, many of whom took the time to sit at the tables, relax, and catch up with their... More

Spring 2024 Affinity Group Expo Kicks off the New Semester

The Community Catalyst Center kicked off its Spring 2024 programming with an Affinity Group Expo, hosted in the L-building lobby on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The expo gave students a chance to meet with several C3 peer mentors, learn more about C3's resources and seven affinity groups, sign up for upcoming events and pick up some swag and a snack. This semester, C3 is excited to host several events relating to academic wellbeing; professional development; community building; campus diversity, equity and inclusion and more. Check out our next two events below. Upcoming C3 Programming Microaggressions Bystander Intervention Training Monday, Feb. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to... More

Spring 2024 Office Hours with the Assistant Deans of Diversity & Inclusion

Join the Assistant Deans of Diversity & Inclusion at this semester's office hours! Get to know the deans with a safe space to bring up issues relating to:  Navigating resources for diverse student needs Being connected to a peer or faculty mentor Professional development or other questions for which you’d like advice Navigating Boston as a member of a minoritized community Engaging with volunteer opportunities in the greater community Any other issues with which you’d like extra support! Pizza will be provided! Spring 2024 Office Hours Date Time Location Dean Tuesday, January 16 Noon to 1 p.m. L-306 (C3 Suite) Dr. Schon Tuesday, February 6 Noon to 1 p.m. L-306 (C3 Suite) Dr. Dasgupta Tuesday, More

Ringing in the End of the Fall 2023 Semester at GMS!

To our GMS community, We’ve made it to the final days of another semester at GMS! The past months have certainly been busy, filled with classes, on-campus events, research, and studying. We have been thrilled to share each moment with you and are proud to see just how much you’re making a difference in your studies and work each day. This semester, we hosted a variety of events through the Community Catalyst Center, Student Affairs, and partnerships with many cross-campus organizations. The semester began with Orientation, where we welcomed a brand-new cohort of master’s and PhD students to campus. Orientation also included... More