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Jan. 16, 2022

Campus Announcements

Updated Spring Public Health Protocols

Detailed information about new quarantine and isolation protocols, masking guidance and dates of upcoming COVID-19 booster vaccination clinics.

Genetic Counseling Program Receives Reaccreditation

Multiple strengths highlighted including dedication to DEI, high-quality faculty teaching, robust clinical training, overall student preparedness.

Spring 2022 Library Hours

The Alumni Medical Library and the L11 Testing Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18. 


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Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

6 a.m.-6 p.m.


David Greer, MD, Recognized for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education

As the recipient of the 2022 A.B. Baker Award, the professor and chair of neurology demonstrates leadership and devotion to neurological education and has published widely and influenced generations of trainees.


Mikel Garcia-Marcos, PhD, Receives 2022 John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology

The associate professor is being recognized by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics for his high impact and innovative work in the area of cellular signaling.

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Louis C. Gerstenfeld, PhD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The professor of orthopaedic surgery has been selected as the as the 2022 recipient of the inaugural Orthopaedic Research Society International Section of Fracture Repair (ISFR) Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Faculty Action

Faculty Awards Nomination Announcement

At the end of each academic year, BUSM recognizes faculty for their excellence in teaching and service. In the spirit of gratitude and reflection we invite you to nominate BUSM faculty for following awards:


Educator of the Year Award: These awards recognize faculty who deliver exceptional education to medical and/or graduate students, including didactic teaching, clinical teaching, or mentoring. Click here for selection criteria and past award recipients.


Stanley L. Robbins Award: BUSM's highest teaching honor, this award acknowledges scholars, teachers, or innovators in medical student education. Click here for the selection criteria and past award recipients.


Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award: This award, presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, recognizes the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families. Click here for the selection criteria and past award recipients.


Please submit 1-2 page nominations to


Deadline: Friday, Feb. 11


Save Zoom Recordings from Auto-deletion | New Ed Media Resources

Click on the links below for three important updates regarding BUMC IT-Educational Media technical support, documentation, resources, consulting/training: 


Questions? Email or contact Associate Director Jana Mulkern/617-358-0990 or Director Lucy Milne/617-358-0880

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In the Media

Experts are seeing hopeful signs in the Boston area’s COVID-19 wastewater data

Sabrina Assoumou, MD, MPH

Boston Globe

Any solution to Mass. and Cass must be informed by experiences of formerly incarcerated

Katherine Gergen Barnett, MD

Health Day

More Evidence That State Lotteries Didn't Boost Vaccination Rates

Anica Law, MD, MS


Comment: Closing schools won’t halt omicron; it will hurt kids.

Elissa Perkins, MD, MPH

The Hill

Changes to lung cancer screening increase eligibility for Black women by 50 percent, study says

Julie Palmer, ScD


A cascade of Omicron-driven shortages puts U.S. hospitals in a bind

Elizabeth L. Mitchell, MD

Wall Street Journal

New Omicron Studies Help Explain Why the Variant Is Mild but Spreads Fast

Nahid Bhadelia, MD

WBUR Radio Boston

Greater Boston colleges prepare to welcome back students amid Omicron

Davidson Hamer, MD


Making sense of the COVID pandemic's omicron phase

Nahid Bhadelia, MD


Boston Public Radio full show: Jan. 10, 2022

Renee Crichlow, MD



Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 19

Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Virtual Event: Register here

All members of the BU Medical Campus are invited to a special presentation commemorating the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Guest Speaker: Harold Cox, MSSW

Professor, Community Health Sciences, BUSPH

Host: John Polk, MD

Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, BUSM



Glossary for Culture Transformation Keynote and Panel

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 26

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Virtual Event: Register here

"Justice and Equity: Using Language to Ignite Culture Change"

Join Angelique Harris, PhD, BU Medical Campus Director of Faculty Development, BUMC Provost and BUSM Dean Karen Antman, MD, and BMC President and CEO Kate Walsh for a keynote and panel on the Glossary for Culture Transformation. 

Learn why language is the core foundation of culture transformation, and explore our institutional commitment to anti-racism and building a culture of justice and belonging.

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Visiting Professor Lecture | Alan Smrcka, PhD

Date: Thursday, Jan. 27

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Virtual Event: Register here

“GPCR Signaling Networks”

Dr. Smrcka is the Benedict R. Lucchesi Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Professor of Pharmacology, Medical School and Professor of Biophysics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan.


Medical Student Research Symposium

Date: Monday, Feb. 7

Time: Noon-2 p.m.

Location: Hiebert Lounge, Instructional Building

The event highlights research conducted by medical students who participated in the MSSRP for Summer 2021 and other students who have undertaken research. In the event of Covid restrictions, the symposium will move to an online format.

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BUSM General Faculty & Staff Meeting

Date: Thursday, Feb. 3

Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Virtual Event: Register here 

Agenda to Follow

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Solomon Carter Fuller, MD

Date: Thursday, Feb. 17

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Virtual Event: Register here

Please join us for a virtual celebration honoring the life and legacy Solomon Carter Fuller, MD, the first Black man to graduate from BUSM in 1897. A renowned psychiatrist, neurologist, pathologist and educator, he worked with Dr. Alois Alzheimer and practiced in the Boston area before joining the BUSM faculty in 1919. Upon his retirement from academic medicine in 1933, he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Neurology, and continued in private practice for many years.  

The daylong event is sponsored by the BUSM Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Diversity & Inclusion and Alumni Association Offices; and the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  

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