June 14, 2020
News // Announcements

This week we began the incremental resumption of research activities (in careful compliance with Massachusetts state guidelines) on the Medical Campus. 
 
My continued thanks to BUMC Facilities, Environmental Health & Safety and the Building Coordinators for their continued work to provide a safe environment for all members of our community.
 
Please click   here  for the latest update and pictures of the changes you’ll see when you return to campus.
Masks and Physical Distancing

As the Medical Campus works to reopen safely, we rely on all members of the BUSM community to comply with the state’s requirements for physical distancing and wearing a mask.  Please wear a mask at all times  while on the Medical Campus and in the hospital. We understand that wearing a mask at all times is uncomfortable, but compliance is critical. COVID-19 is a serious illness, and vigilance with physical distancing and appropriate use of PPE are critical to the safety of our patients, our colleagues and ourselves. Please remind each other to comply.
CME Receives Accreditation with Distinction for its Continuing Nursing Education Unit 

The BUSM Continuing Medical Education Office’s Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit has been awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Accreditation Program. Only a limited number of ANCC accredited organizations meet the rigorous criteria to achieve distinction. 
This recognition highlights BUSM’s longstanding and continued commitment to providing innovative, relevant and evidence-based inter-professional education to improve patient outcomes. Congratulations!  

For labs with an immediate need, we have PPE available in our PPE Supply Center. Learn more and submit a request.

BU has  preferred supplier channels  available for other PPE and cleaning/disinfectant needs. If you have difficulty sourcing products, email  covidppe@bu.edu

Students behind the effort hope it will make navigating issues easier and be a resource for those seeking mentors.    Read more on BU Today. 
Faculty Action
Committees Seeking New Members 

The Committee on Committees is seeking BUSM faculty members interested in serving on a committee or looking to renew their term. If interested, please review the link below and complete the committee preference survey.  
 

Please submit the survey by  Monday July 13
 
Note that not  all committees need new members at this time, but may need members in the future.
Events

// THIS WEEK
Visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
June 19 | "Summer Soulstice" Open Mic Night
5 p.m. | Virtual Event

In honor of our colleague, Lance Martin, Diversity & Inclusion and Student Affairs invite you to "Summer Soulstice," a soulful open mic night at  5 p.m. on June 19, 2020.  Lance was planning this event just before he passed, and we have every intention of seeing it through.

Participants are encouraged to share their talents in singing, dancing, poetry, comedy, magic, musical instruments, art, and more. This event is BYOR (Bring Your Own Refreshments) so if food is one of your passions, we also look forward to seeing culinary dishes of your proud heritage.  Sign up here   to participate as a performer; we'll circulate Zoom information for general attendees closer to the date.
 
Any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to  Camille .