In August 2020, the BUSM Pulmonary Center community experience the shocking and sudden loss of Kayla Bell, a research technician in the Maglione laboratory of the Pulmonary Center. Not only was Kayla a highly talented scientist and aspiring immunologist, she was a consummate team player always looking for ways to help out in the Pulmonary Center. In the spirit of Kayla’s thoughtful and eager generosity, we would like to establish a Kayla Bell Pulmonary Center Citizenship Award. This award will be an occasion to celebrate and commemorate the time that Kayla shared with us, bestowed annually to a member of the Pulmonary Center who most embodies Kayla’s kind and helpful manner.

Congratulations to our the 2021 winner of the Kayla Bell Citizenship Award, MD/PhD student Neelouo Etesami!

We are now accepting nominations for The Second Annual Annual Kayla Bell Pulmonary Center Citizenship Award. To make a nomination, please fill out this form. 

To support the Kayla Bell Pulmonary Center Citizenship Award:

  1. Online: Please go to BUSM Development Giving Page to donate, select the Other Fund and indicate in the comments/notes section you’d like to support “Kayla Bell Pulmonary Center Citizenship Award
  2. By check: Make payable to Trustees of Boston University, and in the memo on your check (or an accompanying note) list “Kayla Bell Pulmonary Center Citizenship Award” or in memory of Kayla Bell to ensure your donation is deposited to the correct fund.  You can mail the check to the address below:

Boston University Gifts & Records
595 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700, West Entrance
Boston, MA 02215

For any questions about donations, please contact