April 28, 2019
Many thanks to David W. Kaufman, who will step down effective June 30. 
Her work aims to scale nutritional interventions to address tuberculosis in India.
In the Media
Call for EVERYONE Women and Allies to Take Part in a Special Time’s Up Healthcare Photo
BUSM and BMC have officially pledged their commitment to the mission of Time’s Up Healthcare , which is to unify national efforts to bring safety, equity, and dignity to the healthcare workplace. By joining other healthcare organizations as signatories, we have echoed their sentiments about sexual harassment and gender inequity having no place in our industry.

As a way to showcase our support of this great cause, we would like to invite the BUSM and BMC community to take a photo on Monday, April 29 at 3 p.m. on the Talbot Green . All are welcome. This picture will accompany a public announcement (on social media, BMC intranet, etc.), affirming our pledge and underscoring our belief that when healthcare providers feel safe, valued and respected, they will be able to provide better care to patients.
Faculty Action
Faculty Development & Diversity Seminar Series
Tuesday, April 30
Noon-1 p.m.
Evans Building, Wilkins Board Room

"How to Give Effective Feedback"
Jordan Spector, MD, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

CME credit offered | Contact Robina Bhasin for more information  
Thursday, May 2
Noon-2 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Dahod Breast Cancer Research Funds
The following Dahod Breast Cancer Research Funds are available:
  • Professorship: $50,000 per year
  • International Scholar fund (post doc or faculty funding): $70,000
  • Pilot, equipment, program or recruitment funds: $300,000 per year

Applicants must be BUSM faculty. Please send a cover letter with a 1-2 page initial proposal and budget to busmdean@bu.edu by COB Friday, May 3. For the Assistant Professorship and International Scholar, please include a CV. Shared equipment, programs or resources for multiple investigators or new recruitments that increase BUSM's NIH funding have priority.
Wednesday, May 1
Noon-1 p.m.
Bakst Auditorium

"Delivering Safer Care: An Obstetric Unit’s Example Toward High Reliability"
Christian Pettker, MD, and James Moses, MD, MPH

The journey to become a high reliability organization (HRO) takes major structural changes. The practical steps that are required to change culture into an organizational frame of mind to support high reliability are often less understood. To give the attendee an understanding of what this takes, this talk will describe the journey toward high reliability of one service line, Obstetrics, within the larger transformation of Yale-New Haven Hospital.

BUMC Shredding Event
Thursday, May 2
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Talbot Green

BUMC IT will be securely shredding paper onsite. Staff will be available to receive recyclable materials, including batteries, printer toner, surplus computers, laptops, electronics, old phones and lightbulbs.
Friday, May 3
4-6 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Join us for alumni networking over light appetizers and drinks. Networking will begin following the second annual Distinguished Alumni Award presentation and the summary of the Dr. Erika Ebbel Angel Community Service Award Winners.

Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Upcoming Events
Monday, May 6
6-8 p.m.
Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way (CRC)

Doctoral students are welcome to a city-wide reception to catalyze important connections and community relations among doctoral scholars from groups historically underrepresented in the Academy.

Community-wide Naloxone Training
Wednesday, May 8
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Menino Lobby (840 Harrison Ave.)
Learn how to administer naloxone (Narcan) to respond to an overdose. Forms to request naloxone also will be available.
Wednesday, May 29
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

This year's theme: Nurturing an Open and Inclusive Environment for Learning.

Registration now open!
Pre-registration required for workshops & lunch