February 17, 2019
A Message from the Dean
LEAP Consortium
BMC President and CEO Kate Walsh and I have established a Learning Environment and Professionalism (LEAP) Consortium , chaired by Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs Jeffrey Schneider, MD, to:
  • Ensure the quality of learning across classrooms, labs and clinics at BUSM and BMC;
  • Recommend ways to improve the learning environment to department chairs, associate deans and clinical sites; and
  • Issue quarterly reports to the BUSM-BMC community and clinical affiliates on actions taken, trends in outcomes and assessment of the consortium's progress.
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In the Media

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM
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.
President's Day is celebrated on Monday, Feb. 18. View the parking and transportation information for that day.
A Doctor’s Visit Staged Reading
Thursday, Feb. 21
5:30 p.m.
A Building, Baskt Auditorium

The Enrichment and Student Affairs Offices present a reading of Anton Chekhov’s short story, which follows a doctor and his apprentice as they venture outside Moscow to treat the daughter of a wealthy factory owner. 
Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
Upcoming Events
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.

Educator’s Collaborative Lunch
Tuesday, Feb. 26  
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Instructional Building, L209

“Improving Feedback Exchange with Colleagues, Trainees and Students” 
Craig Noronha, MD, and Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD
Department of Medicine, BUSM

Contact Dr. Teresa Davies for more information.
A Conversation About Gender Equality
Monday, March 11
4-6 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Open to BUMC faculty, residents, fellows and post-docs. Space is limited. RSVP to Kathleen Smyth-Hammond by Friday, March 1.
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 .