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Mark Your Calendars for Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week!

Graduate Medical Sciences and the Community Catalyst Center are thrilled to celebrate the invaluable contributions of our graduate and professional student community during this year’s Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation week!  We have planned a week full of social events, academic and professional development opportunities, food and swag pickups, and more... More

C3 Mastering Self-Advocacy in Graduate School Panel Fills INS-401 Classroom

Twenty-five Graduate Medical Sciences community members attended the Community Catalyst Center's "Mastering Self-Advocacy in Graduate School" event, almost filling the INS-401 classroom space. Part-presentation and part-panel, the event was designed to discuss tips for navigating the graduate school experience by communicating effectively, negotiating confidently, being mindful of mental health and wellbeing... 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... 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