Jan. 9, 2022
Campus Announcements

Effective Jan. 1, the associate professor of physiology & biophysics, replaces Deborah Stearns-Kurosawa, PhD, who stepped down from the role at the end of 2021.

All students, faculty, staff and affiliates who are eligible must have the booster shot by Feb. 4 (or as soon as eligible).

Her nominators say, “Christine goes above and beyond to ensure the sessions in the Doctoring 2 course are well designed and maximize the potential of the resources available."

Her nominators say, “Ana is an amazing mentor and very nurturing to students … and she’s fun!”
Faculty Action

Federal science agencies are providing opportunities for faculty interested in having their research address racial equity issues and broadening participation in their research teams. Here is an overview of how federal science agencies are approaching racial equity and suggests funding resources for investigators who are conducting racial equity research and supporting diverse research teams.
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 busmfao@bu.edu
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 11
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 11
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Virtual Event: Register here

“Use of preclinical models to assess pain-induced anhedonia and its effects on opioid seeking behavior”

Dr. Moron-Concepcion is the Henry E. Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry and Chief of the Division of Basic Research at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.
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
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 26
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Virtual Event: Register here

"Justice and Equity: Using Language to Ignite Culture"

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.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 3
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Virtual Event: Register here 

Agenda to Follow
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.