February 10, 2019
A Message from the Dean
The LCME site visit takes place Feb. 24-27. Read the latest update.

L13 Tours
Tours of the new L13 Library space will be given Monday, Feb. 11, from 1-4 p.m. Please meet in the lobby on the quarter hour to be taken up on the express elevator.
News
Teams from the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and Graduate Medical Sciences showed up ready to play.
In the Media
Announcements
Access to the Fuller Gym basketball court and recreational area has been granted to the BUMC community as part of a campuswide pilot program. All BUMC students, staff and faculty now have access to the space from 4-9 p.m., six days a week (gym is closed on Tuesdays). 

Learn more about the space and the different FitRec classes offered on the Fuller Gym website .
Nominate a clinical faculty member for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, now through Monday, Feb. 25.
 
The Tow Award, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, is given to a clinical faculty member (MD) who best demonstrates the Foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.
 
Learn more about Dr. Avrum Spira’s collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, which BU President Robert A. Brown envisions as a “model for industry and academia.” 

Read the magazine online.
Faculty Action
February General Faculty Meeting
Unable to attend the Feb. 7 General Faculty Meeting? View the presentations .
BUSM faculty are encouraged to order 2018 commencement regalia by noon on Friday, Feb. 15

Faculty Development & Diversity Seminar Series
Smashing the Silo: Tips for Effective Collaborations Between Clinical and Basic Science Researchers
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Noon-1 p.m.
Evans Building, Wilkins Board Room

Jessica Fetterman, PhD, and Deepa Gopal, MD

CME credit offered
For more information, please contact Robina Bhasin .
Events
Implicit Bias & Microaggressions
HOW OUR BRAINS TAKE SHORTCUTS
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Instructional Building, L112

Aza Allsop, PhD, Harvard Medical School, '19, and Bruce Birren, PhD, director of the Genomic Center for Infectious Diseases, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

In this interactive discussion, participants will learn about the neurocognitive processes that underlie implicit bias and microaggressions, as well as and some constructive steps to counteract these both personally and systematically.
Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Friday, Feb. 15
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Robinson Building, B7800

Investigators are invited to hear an overview and insights into funding opportunities of the Alzheimer's Association (AA), most of which open in February with a LOI deadline of early March. Hear from AA representatives in the Research Engagement and Medical & Scientific Relations departments.

Save the Date
Monday, Feb. 25
5:30- 7 p.m.
BU Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Ave., Colloquium Room

This event will feature diverse perspectives of individuals working at the forefront of the opioid epidemic. Panelists will discuss care for individuals who use opioids, and opportunities for prevention, harm reduction and inter-professional collaboration.

The Fifth Annual Carlos S. Kase Neurology Research Symposium
Tuesday, April 30
4:30-8 p.m. 
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge 
 
This symposium will highlight current research efforts through a poster session and live presentations; and feature keynote speaker Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA.

For more information, contact Joseph Russo .