New Summer Hours for COVID Testing Centers

Below are the new testing center hours effective now through Sunday, July 18: Mondays through Fridays BUMC: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kilachand: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Agannis, 808, and Annex: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays BUMC: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m Kilachand: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Agannis, 808, and Annex: 8 […]

Celebrating Juneteenth: The History Behind Freedom Day

Juneteenth, traditionally observed on June 19, marks the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in America were told they were free. On this date slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. Also frequently referred to as Freedom […]

Getting to BUMC in 2021

Getting to BUMC in 2021 Dear Colleagues, As we prepare for a new school year and some of you plan your return tocampus after being away for some time, I’d like to take this opportunity to share a few changes about transportation and commuting programs that will hopefully improve your commute. MBTA Passes The 10th […]

Program Spotlight: Summer Research as Training Scholars (STaRS)

Boston University Summer Training as Research Scholars (BU STaRS) is a summer-long program designed to promote access to graduation education for traditionally underrepresented students in research and medicine. Scholars are provided with the opportunity for research, enhancing skills required for admission to graduate programs. Each STaRS scholar is paired with a faculty mentor to participate […]

Campus Repopulation & Updated BU Public Health Protocols

To: Boston University Faculty and Staff From: Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Gary Nicksa, Senior Vice President for Operations Judy Platt, Director of Student Health Services Date: June 1, 2021 Subject: Campus Repopulation and Updated BU Public Health Protocols As the data related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to improve, leaders across […]

Summer Plans for Repopulating Campus

Earlier this month, President Brown shared the University’s plans for a gradual return to campus over the summer and a “near normal Fall Semester”. Do you have questions about what that will look like? Learn all the details from the full statement here.

Fadie Coleman Wins 2021 Metcalf Award

Teaching her first class last fall at the School of Medicine, postdoctoral associate Marianne Collard naturally had beginner’s jitters. But in Fadie Coleman, Collard found a mentor who’d taught students from college to middle and high school—and was only too happy to teach a fellow teacher. “I met with Dr. Coleman weekly, where she helped […]

MD, PhD Graduates Encouraged to ‘Lean In’

Typically MD, PhD and MD/PhD graduates are cheered on with plenty of pomp and circumstance by family and friends who gather to celebrate their achievements. While the setting looked different this year, the cause for celebration and cheer remained the same. A virtual ceremony was held again this year to maintain safe physical distancing. Noting […]

Dr. Rachel Levy-Bell Named New MHCBM Director

Dr. Rachel Levy-Bell will become the new Director for the nationally accredited Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine program, effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Levy-Bell earned a PsyD degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, interned at Cook County Hospital (Chicago) and Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia), followed by a post-doctoral appointment at BMC in […]

Is Science for Me?

On a mission to empower the BU student community to share their own pathways to science, two Graduate Medical Sciences students teamed up to create: Is Science For Me? M.S. Candidate Raissa Zuim Dantes de Souza and PhD Candidate JoColl Burgess, both in the department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, are gathering short-memoirs about students’ socioeconomic […]