Nov. 1, 2020
News // Announcements

Message from Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Gary Nicksa, Senior Vice President for Operations.
PA Program Receives Full Accreditation

The PA Program received full accreditation with no citations for eight years from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). In its letter, the ARC-PA said it “appreciates the commitment and dedication to quality PA education demonstrated by your participation in the accreditation process.” Congratulations to PA Program Director Susan White, MD, and her team for their hard work during this process.

Faculty and staff are reminded the Open Enrollment is happening now thru Friday, Nov. 20. Please visit the Open Enrollment website, which provides all the details you will need to review Boston University’s benefit plan offerings and how they might work for you and your family. Once you have reviewed the options, please choose the benefits that best fit your needs.

The inaugural award named in her honor recognizes her leadership, contributions and accomplishments in incorporating social context into the structure and practice of emergency medicine.
Chequers Café Update

Chequers Café located in the basement of the Instructional (L) Building is now accepting credit/debit cards! Online ordering coming soon! Chequers is open weekdays from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m., offering pre-made sandwiches and salads, a full-service deli, soups, and daily specials.
Faculty Action
Please send nominations and applications for BUSM faculty with grants that go through BUSM for the funding opportunities in the table linked here. All funds are for up to $50,000 each, except the Spivack Distinguished Neuroscientist Award for $20,000, in bold text.
Send the applicant/nominee’s CV and a one- to two-page cover letter to nominating a faculty member or applying for pilot funds for a new idea by COB November 14. Include a budget of no more than five lines. (Awardees may be asked to submit a more detailed budget.)
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Learn about the various offices and resources offered on the Medical Campus. This is session is open to all faculty members and will include introductions and presentations on: Faculty Affairs, Research, Proposal Development, Foundation Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Medical Education, Student Affairs, Faculty Development, GMS, Communications, Human Resources, Ombuds Office and BUMG. Hosted by BUSM Faculty Affairs, BU Human Resources and BUMG

Visit the calendar for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Nov. 5-6 | Evans Days
Virtual Event: Register here

Highlights include:

Research Poster Sessions

Wilkins Visiting Professor Lecture
“Skin StemCells: Coping with Stress“
Elaine Fuchs, PhD, HHMI Investigator, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, Rockefeller University

Ingelfinger Visiting Professor Grand Rounds
“Driving Toward Health Impact: Our Journey and the Path Forward“
Nakela L. Cook, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institution (PCORI)
Noon-1:30 p.m | Virtual Meeting: Register here

Boston Medical Center is hosting a conversation with Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, moderated by Dr. Thea James, on Thursday, Nov. 5, from noon-1:30 p.m.  Dr. Jones’s allegories on "race" and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Recognizing that racism saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources, she aims to mobilize and engage all Americans in a National Campaign Against Racism.

Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.
2-3 p.m. | Virtual Meeting: Register here

Open to BUSM Faculty & Staff

  • Medical Education Update: Dr. Priya Garg
  • Research Update: Dr. Andy Taylor
  • Distinguished Faculty & Staff of the Month
  • Dean’s Update
  • Q & A
Noon-1 p.m. | Zoom: Register here

Join us for an opportunity to share your reflections regarding the election’s outcomes, its opportunities and challenges in a safe environment. For this reason, the event will not be recorded. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend.