April 26, 2020
News // Announcements

Comprehensive update from Dean Antman.  More

New doctors talk about what it's like to begin their careers at this time. Watch the video.

Debra Paarz, who supports BUSM's general internal medicine section as its administrative director, was one of three winners.  More
 
As we work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, communicating effectively with each other is vital. Email, webpages and social media have taken on an increasingly important role to share information. How are we doing? Are we overwhelming you with too much information? Please take this short survey to help us tailor our communication activities.
In the Media

Karen H. Antman, MD
 
Davidson Hamer, MD
 
Ravi Patel, BUSM ’23; Madhura Paresh Shah, BUSM ’23; S. G. Keller, BUSM ’23; Tyler Hanna, BUSM ‘23
 
Tracy Battaglia, MD, MPH

Jeffrey F. Markuns, MD
 
Gerald T. Keusch, MD
 
Nahid Bhadelia, MD
 
Gerald T. Keusch, MD
 
Raj Parikh, MD
 
Wendy Kuohung, MD
 
George J. Murphy, PhD
 
Davidson Hamer, MD
 
Joshua Barocas, MD
 
Robert Davey, PhD
 
Davidson Hamer, MD
 
James Hudspeth, MD, FACP
 
Vox
Gerald T. Keusch, MD
 
Aditya Mithal, PhD; George J. Murphy, PhD; Richard Giadone, PhD 
 
Davidson Hamer, MD
 
Benjamin P. Linas, MD
Faculty Action
Faculty Development Program Application Deadlines Extended to May 6

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

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

Under-Represented Racial and Ethnic Groups (URG) Faculty Development Program
Application deadline extended to May 6
Open to all faculty members from under-represented racial and ethnic groups (URG) at BUMC.
April 29 | Promotions Q&A / CV Review
11 a.m.-Noon
 
Join us for a Q&A session on faculty promotions, followed by a CV review. Dr. Hee-Young Park, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs will be leading the discussion. Please submit questions during registration. Registration Required
April 30 | Virtual Support Group for Clinical Faculty  On The Front Lines
1-2 p.m. | Zoom Meeting

Facilitated by Izzy Berenbaum, MD, and Karen Brouhard, LICSW

Clinicians working on the front lines in facing unique challenges. Worry, grief, anger, fear, moral distress, exhaustion and other kinds of anguish are common. This group is for BU medical faculty (attending physicians, NPs, PAs, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists) who are currently serving or have served on the front lines in treating patients with Covid-19 who want a safe place to talk about their experiences with others who are also on the front lines. Register Here  - a reminder with a Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event.
May 1 | Virtual Support Group for Healthcare Providers Medical Faculty  Not on the Front Lines
Noon-1 p.m. | Zoom Meeting

Facilitated by Roopa Mathur, DO, and Karen Brouhard, LICSW
 
Not being on the front lines brings its own challenges for dedicated professionals who find themselves needing to step back when they are used to stepping up. Providers working from home may feel intense worry for their friends and “work family”; confusion about how to help and a loss of a sense of self-efficacy; relief coupled with survivor’s guilt, a shift in parenting and family roles, financial worries and other experiences. These feelings may be hard to talk about with others who are facing more immediate and direct dangers. This group provides a safe space to talk about some of these feelings with colleagues who are also caring for patients, colleagues, family and others in ways different than working on the front lines. Register Here   a Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event.
Events

// THIS WEEK
Visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
April 29 | COVID-19 Town Hall with BUSM Diversity & Inclusion
Noon-1 p.m. | Zoom Meeting

Join BUSM's Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. John Polk, along with colleagues from the Diversity & Inclusion Office and Student Affairs for a candid conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. We invite you to share your questions or issues ahead of time using this  anonymous form . Registration Required
May 1 | BUSM 2 nd  Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19
Noon-1:30 p.m. | Zoom Meeting
 
The BUSM Town Hall will include highlighting faculty, staff and student activities in research and treating patients on the frontline, and the school's plans for recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Please submit questions for panelists during registration. Registration Required
// UPCOMING
May 7 | General Faculty Meeting
Noon-1 p.m. | Zoom Meeting

Agenda:
  • Approval of all degrees
  • Distinguished Faculty of the Month Awards Presentation
  • Dean’s Update
  • Q & A
Zoom invitation requiring registration has been sent to all faculty.