BUSM  This Week     
October 21, 2018

The list-curated by TIME's health reporters and editors-recognizes 50 people who changed the state of health care in America this year, and bear watching for what they do next.

NAM membership is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.

Investigators from BUSM are heading up a new Contraceptive Research Center funded by an $8M grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 

The program will focus on training healthcare providers in universal screening and counseling for unhealthy alcohol use with ongoing coaching and technical assistance.

As BMC moves services out of Newton Pavilion, all access to and from the Newton Pavilion will be closed as of Monday, Oct. 29. 

Students, faculty and staff are urged to participate in an anonymous survey designed to determine diversity-related attitudes and perceptions. Strong participation is needed to maximize the accuracy of the survey. Access the survey here.

This award will fund biomedical PhD students and/or postdoctoral researchers to develop or expand a project dedicated to service in the STEM fields. Scientific community outreach activities may include interactions with educators, community leaders, non-profit organizations or foundations.  Abstracts and submissions are due Thursday, Oct. 25.

Faculty Actionfacac
Faculty Development & Diversity Seminar Series
Advocacy 101

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Noon-1 p.m.
Evans Building, Wilkins Board Room

Robyn Cohen, MD ,  Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Megan Sandel, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

CME credit offered | For more information, please contact Robina Bhasin.

Monday, Oct. 22
3-5 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

The discussion will center on the existing and expected health impacts of climate change, and the current and developing plans by the city of Boston and BU to address these impacts.

Guest Lecture

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Noon-1:15 p.m.
Evans Building, Keefer Auditorium 
"West Side United: How Health Systems and the Community are Working Together to Achieve Health Equity on the West Side of Chicago"
Darlene Hightower, JD, Associate Vice President, Community Engagement & Practice, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Tuesday, Oct. 23
6:30-9 p.m.
Questrom School of Business
595 Commowealth Ave., CRC

Join Robert Stern, PhD, Ann McKee, MD, and their guests to discuss CTE and its future research. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room, R112

"Engaging Foundations as Partners in Medical Education and Research"

Katharine Canfield Director, Foundation Relations, BUSM,  and John Wendelken Assistant Director, Foundation Relations, BU

Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Save the Datesavethedate
2019 Commencement Ceremonies

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Track & Tennis Center | 100 Ashford St. (CRC)
GMS Master's Candidates
10 a.m., reception to follow
MD & PhD Candidates
3 p.m., reception to follow 

Additional details will be announced in early 2019.
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