Dollar$ and $ense: July 2023

From Student Financial Services Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Loan Repayment The Department of Education’s student loan repayment pause and temporary 0% interest rates are ending soon - Federal loan repayment will resume on October 1 and loans will begin to accrue interest at their original interest rates on September 1. Further... More

GMS Program Spotlight: MS in Biomedical Research Technologies

At the heart of a career in biomedical sciences is the application of constantly evolving instrumentation and biotechnology. Now more than ever before, a strong demand exists for scientists trained across a wide spectrum of biomedical technologies. The Master of Science in Biomedical Research Technologies program at Boston University Chobanian &... More

Fourteen Students Join Summer 2023 GMS STaRS Program Cohort

Earlier in June, 14 students arrived to campus to begin their work in the 2023 Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS) Program cohort through Graduate Medical Sciences. The 2023 cohort includes six second-year undergraduates, four third-year undergraduates, two fourth-year undergraduates and two first-year medical students from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian... More

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... 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... 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... 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... More

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... More

Dollar$ and $ense: May 2023

Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA today!  The 2023-2024 FAFSA is now available to complete for the next academic year. If you plan on using Federal Direct Unsubsidized and/or Federal Graduate PLUS Loan funds during the 2023-2024 academic year (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024), you will need to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA. Failure... 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... More

2023 Outstanding Student Achievement Award: Master’s Research Category

Erika Minetti '23 Master's in Medical Sciences Program     After eight years at Boston University – first as an undergraduate student, then as a research technician and as a clinical research coordinator – Erika Minetti is now preparing to graduate from the Master's of Science in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program through Graduate Medical... 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... 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... More

29th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day Celebrates GMS Academic Research and Service

Graduate Medical Sciences marked the 29th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day on Friday, April 21, in the Hiebert Lounge. Russek Day, held each year since 1994, honors the memory of both Henry I. Russek, MD, a prolific physician scientist in cardiology, and his wife, philanthropist Elayne Russek. The Russek’s daughter, Shelley Russek, PhD, More

PhD Student Spotlight: Keshia Pitt ‘23

Today, we’re highlighting Keshia Pitt, a May PhD candidate in the Molecular and Translational Medicine program through the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS). Keshia’s dissertation, which she successfully defended in March 2023, studied the effect of the p63 gene on the acceleration of epithelial cancer. During her time at BU, More