Sept. 20, 2020
News // Announcements

For the latest Safe Return to BUMC Update, click here.

Presented to promising junior faculty who have been at BU for less than two years and who have held no prior professorships.

Congratulations to the latest recipients of Shipley Prostate Cancer Pilot Grant Awards.

As part of this two-year commitment, he will serve as a consultant/advisor for a cardiovascular research project The Berlin Long-term Observation of Vascular Events (BeLOVE) cohort.
Call for Nominations: Distinguished Faculty, Staff of the Month

Distinguished Faculty of the Month: To recognize faculty service to the BUSM Community, please submit your nominations here. All BUSM faculty are eligible for nominations

Distinguished Staff of the Month: To recognize staff who provide exceptional commitment and service to the BUSM community, please submit your nominations here. All BUSM staff and BMC staff who directly support the academic, teaching, and research missions of BUSM, (e.g., coordination of clerkship rotations) are eligible.

Submit your nominations by Friday, Oct. 16.
Faculty Action
Enhanced Support for Faculty Seeking Foundation Grants
Proposal Development (PD) and Foundation Relations (FR) are partnering to provide additional support to faculty submitting private foundation grants with budgets greater than $100K.
PD will process the budget, budget justifications, proposal summary form (PSF) and signature collections, and direct faculty to FR for assistance in writing non-scientific sections and editing project narrative.
Faculty seeking assistance in identifying and applying to foundations are encouraged to reach out directly to FR. Likewise, PD will remain BUSM’s primary source of assistance with government proposals.
Questions? Contact Julia Huntsman, Director, BUSM Proposal Development (, or David Gillerman, Director, BUMC Foundation Relations ( 

Visit the calendar for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Sept. 22 | Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
A Conversation with José Massó, producer and host of WBUR’s ¡Con Salsa!
5 p.m. | Zoom Meeting
This promises to be a lively conversation addressing Hispanic affairs, racial relations, the Spanish language, music and culture, and the current social climate in our community. This Zoom event will be led by Dr. Rafael Ortega, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion.
How to Get Promoted and CV Review
Zoom Event

This workshop will be offered on two dates. The first hour is a presentation or panel discussion and the second hour will focus on CV review. A registration link and agenda will be provided closer to the dates of the workshops.

Tuesday, Oct. 6
3-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Noon-2 p.m.
Oct. 19-20 | Preventing Sexual Harassment in
11 a.m-1 p.m. | Virtual Summit

Sexual harassment in higher education is pervasive, harmful, and costly. System-wide changes to the culture and climate in higher education are needed. To advance these efforts, BU joined the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. Through this initiative, we are working to move beyond legal compliance to evidence-based policies and practices for addressing and preventing sexual harassment and promoting a campus climate of civility and respect. Learn more and register for the virtual two day event.
Virtual Event

Noon-2 p.m.
Keynote Presentation from Dr. David H. Rose
Learning from Anywhere for Everyone: Designing for Diversity in Ability and Identity

6-8 p.m.
Poster Presentations and Breakout Room Discussions