Spotlights

Students, Faculty & Alumni

GMS Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Ann-Marie Richard

We sat down for a conversation with Dr. Ann-Marie Richard, who received her PhD in Pathology from GMS in 2003. She currently works in Pfizer's Internal Medicine Division as a Patient Engagement Lead. Can you tell us a little about your role at Pfizer? I actually came from being a full-time scientist. I moved from principle scientist to the patient engagement role about three years ago. I always say I’m the bridge between the patients and... More

GMS Spotlight: Professional Life

At Graduate Medical Sciences, we understand that a successful graduate education prepares students for the real world. To make sure each and every one of our students knows their career options, feels prepared for job interviews, and is confident in their ability to network, our Professional Life office offers various workshops, trainings, and seminars throughout the academic year. From personalized mentorship to networking opportunities and internship information, GMS Professional Life works to ensure that our MS, PhDs, More

Climate Action Group Project Aims to Improve Mask Disposal

Face masks are an important component of infection control during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the prevalence of face masks has resulted in a great amount of improperly discarded masks around Boston, including on and near the BU Medical Campus. To combat this issue of improper face mask disposal, the Climate Action Group has developed a mask disposal solution in conjunction with BMC/BUMC Facilities, Graduate Medical Sciences, the School of Public Health, and the Medical School in... More

Spotlight Interview: Dr. Tara Moore

Dr. Tara Moore is the Director of the Forensic Anthropology program and one of the Lab Directors at the BUSM Laboratory of Cognitive Neurobiology. We had a chance to speak to her recently about the NIH grant she secured for her research, the Forensic Anthropology Program, and her advice to graduate students! Congratulations on being funded by the NIH! Can you tell us a little more about your research? We have a model of cortical damage which... More

BU Alum Makes Gift To GMS BU’s BEST/Professional Life Program

Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle (GMS ’12) and her husband Colin Angle have donated a generous gift to the Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) Professional Life Office.  When asked about their motivation for the gift, Dr. Angle stated that “professional development of graduate students while in school greatly enhances the collegiate experience while also further preparing students for the next steps after graduation.” Dr. Angle graduated in 2012 from BU, earning a PhD in Biochemistry under the guidance... More

Spotlight Interview: Dr. Kip Thomas

Dr. Kevin "Kip" Thomas is the Principal Investigator for the Laboratory for Human Neurobiology, as well as the Program Director for both the Master’s of Science in Bioimaging and Healthcare Emergency Management Degree Programs. He spoke with us about the newly installed 3 Tesla Philips Ingenia Elition MRI at the Center for Biomedical Imaging, the value of a Master's in Bioimaging, and more!   There's some exciting news coming to the BioImaging Program: a new 3T Philips... More

GMS Pathology Students Help With COVID-19 Research

During the 2020 SARS CoV-2 pandemic Pathology & Laboratory Sciences graduate students past and present stepped up to support the department in a major way. Manisha Cole (GMS 2021) and recent graduates Kyle de la Cena (GMS 2020), Carolina Lyon de Ana (MS 2017, PhD candidate) and Morgan Thompson (2017) were instrumental in setting up and supporting the BMC-BU Covid 19 biobank initiative, led by faculty member Assistant Professor Elizabeth R Duffy (GMS 2009).  This team has processed thousands of discarded human biospecimens to ensure... More

GMS Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Richard Giadone

Dr. Richard Giadone received his PhD in Molecular and Translational Medicine from Graduate Medical Sciences in May of 2020. He currently works with SARS-CoV-2 testing in the Murphy Lab in the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM). Q: Why did you choose to study molecular and translational medicine? A lot of people say that when they were young, they had no idea what they’d end up doing for their careers. What's strange about me though, is that from... More

GMS HPE Alumnus On COVID-19 Frontlines at BMC

Alumni Spotlight: Alex Sheng, MD, MHPE Dr. Sheng is the Associate Residency Program Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his Master’s degree in Health Professions Education from Boston University Graduate Medical Sciences in 2019. Q: Why did you decide to become a clinician educator and earn a Master’s degree in Health Professions Education at GMS? A: Physicians are natural teachers. We’re always... More

Meet Dr. Brady: Faces of Diversity

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry What led you to pursue a career in mental health counseling and in particular why academia? I have been interested in the field of mental health for a very long time. When I finished my undergraduate degree in Sociology with plans to go to Law School I wanted to take a few years off to earn a living. I had the opportunity to work at a new forensic center for... More