April 5, 2020
News // Announcements
What’s Open/Closed

The following Instructional (L) Building and A building spaces continue to be open as student study space Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. with access via L-building elevators and emergency stairwells:
  • L14 Hiebert Lounge
  • L1101 Testing Center and L1110 classroom
  • L109ABC, L107, L112 
  • A Building – A4 Medical Student Lounge and adjacent small rooms (medical students only)

Please note: the McNary classrooms in Housman (R) Building, first floor, are now closed. All students, faculty and staff should carry your ID at all times. All BU-owned buildings are card access only.

The nomination states, "Dr. Assoumou is an example of the classic 'triple threat' while making time to be an exemplary citizen of BUSM.”  More.
McCahan Education Day Postponed

The 15 th  Annual McCahan Education Day has been postponed to a later date. In light of the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee will honor all Abstract submissions when it considers Awards for Best Student Abstract and Best Resident/Fellow Abstract, regardless of whether that student, resident or fellow has graduated by the time of the rescheduled event. Both the Abstract and Workshop Submissions portals will remain open until the original deadline of April 10. Stay tuned for more details about the rescheduled McCahan Education Day.
Guidance re: Email Communication

Our inboxes are being flooded with mail on a variety of topics. Please consider the following guidance on the appropriate use of email, especially during these challenging times:
  • Keep your email short and concise
  • Use ‘reply-all’ judiciously
  • Skip ‘thank you’ emails
BU Ombuds Office

The Office of the Ombuds remains available to assist anyone in the BU community with concerns involving work, study or life at BU. Their now-virtual office is a safe place for confidential, off-the-record conversations. The COVID-19 crisis has called on all of us to adapt to an unfamiliar and fully virtual landscape They can help you develop options, and seek out resources to address concerns, especially those that are highly sensitive and require confidentiality. 
Especially now, they are here to listen. They are here to help. Visit  www.bu.edu/ombuds/ ; email ombuds@bu.edu or leave a confidential message at (617) 358-5960.

Stephen Raulli, BUSM ’20, always knew he wanted to go into medicine. What he didn’t anticipate doing was serving as a Navy fighter pilot for nearly 15 years and then attending medical school at BUSM. Watch the video. 
Faculty Action
Faculty Development Program Application Deadlines Extended to May 6

Women’s Leadership Program 
Application deadline extend to May 6 th   
Open to all women faculty in leadership roles at BUMC. 

Narrative Writing Program
Application deadline extended to May 6 th   
Open to ALL BUMC faculty interested in working on their narrative skills.

Visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
April 7 | COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall
1-2:30 p.m. | Zoom Event

The BUSM Dean’s Office is holding a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic with BUSM faculty who are recognized experts in the areas of basic research, clinical activities and community efforts. These panelists will address your issues, concerns or questions. More Information and Register
April 13 | General Faculty Meeting
12-1 p.m. | Zoom Event
Agenda: Approval of candidates for Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree. Zoom invitation will be sent to all faculty.