Biomedical PhD Student Organization
The Biomedical PhD Student Organization (BPSO) aims to build and strengthen the community among PhD programs at BUMC; to foster personal and professional relationships between students faculty, alumni , and administrators; to promote interdisciplinary research at BU; and to cultivate camaraderie among Biomedical Science PhD students.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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BPSO Officers 2022 – 2023
President: Scott Adams (Microbiology)
Vice President: Kostas Kontodimas (PiBS)
Academic Liaison: Jason Weis (PiBS)
Treasurer: Xavier Cambi (Pharmacology)
Administrative Coordinator: Cheyanne Frosti (PiBS)
Stay tuned for the next BPSO Business Meeting
BPSO Newsletter – August 2022
Stipend Increase for PhD Students
All BU PhD students will receive a 6.5% stipend increase reaching $40,000 for the 2022- 2023 academic year. The agreement was reached after students raised concerns about financial pressures amid the highest inflation rates the nation has experienced in decades. While BU acknowledges that the stipend increase does not match the current level of inflation, it is higher than the originally planned increase and more than the university has been able to offer the previous 5 years.
Managing Anxiety – Every Monday and Thursday through September 1st, 3:00PM-4:00PM
This skills-based group is designed for students who want to learn techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies, to overcome anxious thoughts and feelings that may dominate
daily experiences. If you lose sleep worrying about tasks that need completed or avoid social situations for fear of judgment, this group can help! The location will be shared after registering here.
Building a Stronger You – Every Tuesday, 3:30PM-4:30PM
Having trouble coping with painful and/or strong feelings? This group aims to help students learn and practice dialectical behavioral therapy skills related to distress tolerance and emotion regulation. The location will be shared after registering here.
C3 Community Catalyst Center Ice Cream Social – August 24th, 12:00-1:00PM L306
The GMS Community Catalyst Center (C3) aims to foster holistic success for the diverse student community by helping students acclimate to Boston, adjust to graduate school academics, and gain a sense of belonging at GMS. Join GMS peers for ice cream in L306!
Alexander Gold – Microbiology
Flavivirus-Dependent Packaging of Aedes Aegypti Saliva Proteins into Extracellular Vesicles Enhances Infection
Bukola Adeoye – Microbiology
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis-Driven Heterologous Immunity and Consequences in HIV-I Co-Infection
September 1st, 12:00 pm – X222
BPSO Contact Info
Feedback or thoughts? Email us at BPSO@bu.edu