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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... 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... 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... More

MISO Hosts Winter Refuel & Cultural Exchange Event

Fifty guests attended a Winter Refuel & Cultural Exchange Event hosted by the Minority and International Scientists Organization (MISO) on Thursday, Dec. 7. The event, hosted in L-403, brought students, faculty and staff together for free wellness care packages, free Mediterranean food and an opportunity to meet this year's MISO student... More

PhD Student Spotlight: Kara Vasilew

In her four years in Graduate Medical Sciences, Kara Vasilew has used both her scientific acumen to perform novel research and her voice to advocate for wide-reaching change across the Medical Campus and beyond. Vasilew entered Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine in 2020 under the PhD Program in... More

2023-2024 Volunteering Opportunities in and Around Boston

Throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season, there are thousands of people in need throughout the Greater Boston area. Many organizations exist in and around the city that are critical to meeting these needs, and many of them are accepting volunteers. Below is a list of organizations accepting help... More

Carryl Navalta, PhD, Receives HRSA Grant for Project EDUCATE

Carryl Navalta, PhD, a core faculty member in the Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Program at Graduate Medical Sciences, was recently awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant for Project EDUCATE (Education to Deliver and Utilize Child and Adolescent Treatment Effectively). Dr. Navalta is also a clinical... More

First-Gen Student Spotlight: Valeria Oller (MAMS ’24)

Valeria Oller is a second-year student in the Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program at Graduate Medical Sciences. Valeria is a first-generation student and a Community Catalyst Center mentor in the gFIRST (First-Generation) and gSOC (Students of Color) affinity groups. She is currently completing her thesis research at... More

Happy First-Generation College Celebration Week!

It is officially Boston University First-Generation College Celebration Week, which celebrates the success and achievements of first-generation students across our campuses. Boston University and the Newbury Center have marked the occasion with a week-long celebration program, full of events like workshops, social activities, seminars and networking opportunities. You can access a full... More

GMS Alumni Spotlight: Alina Bazarian (MAMS ’16)

Alina Bazarian is a 2016 graduate of the Boston University Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program, one of the oldest Special Master’s Programs (SMPs) in the United States. Alina completed medical school in 2023 as part of the inaugural class of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and... More