Oct. 11, 2020
News // Announcements
Maintaining a Healthy and Safe BU

Failure to be in compliance with COVID-19 testing, face coverings or daily health screenings will result in corrective actions, outlined here. Please verify your current category assignment on myBUworks. If you believe your category should change, please speak with your department chair or manager.
Note also the increase in testing requirements for Category 3 (to weekly if you are going to be on campus) as per the 10/5/20 message.
In addition, as a reminder, seating at the tables on Talbot Green is limited to one person per small table and two people at the larger tables.

BUSM will celebrate Rebecca Lee Crumpler’s 190th birthday during the week of Feb. 8, 2021, to raise additional scholarship funds in her name for students demonstrating financial need, with first preference for Black women and second preference for students from underrepresented communities who are Black or Hispanic/Latinx.

Dr. Devaiah is the first BU faculty member to give this lecture. Past lecturers include heads of state, government leaders and prominent medical leaders.
Reminder: Call for Nominations: Distinguished Faculty, Staff of the Month

Distinguished Faculty of the Month: To recognize faculty service to the BUSM Community, please submit your nominations here. All BUSM faculty are eligible for nominations

Distinguished Staff of the Month: To recognize staff who provide exceptional commitment and service to the BUSM community, please submit your nominations here. All BUSM staff and BMC staff who directly support the academic, teaching, and research missions of BUSM, (e.g., coordination of clerkship rotations) are eligible.

Submit your nominations by Friday, Oct. 16.
Faculty Action
NEW TIME | BUSM General Faculty Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 5
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

Visit the calendar for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week.
CORRECTED DATE OCT. 14 | Hispanic Leaders In Medicine | LMSA Hispanic Heritage Month
5-6:30 p.m. | Virtual Event

Join via Zoom Link

Panelists will:
  • Share the journey they have travelled to become a physician, specialist, educator or researcher
  • Identify key opportunities/challenges they had to overcome to practice medicine 
  • Explain how they decided to work in their academic institutions
  • Give advice for students
  • Impart dreams about their future in medicine, science and the community
Oct. 20 | Strategic Communications: Engaging with Science Media
3-4:15 p.m. | Via Zoom

Please register here

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, and Postdoctoral Scholars

Interested in learning to communicate your expertise to journalists and other audiences? Join this interactive workshop facilitated by Meredith Drosback from SciLine, a program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science connecting US journalists to scientific experts for print, broadcast, and digital stories about science-related issues.

Attendees will learn about SciLine and how to leverage its free service, techniques for conveying research in compelling ways, media interview best practices, and more.
Questions? Contact pr@bu.edu.

Hosted by BU PR | Social Media and BU Office of Research.
Virtual Event

Noon-2 p.m.
Keynote Presentation from Dr. David H. Rose
Learning from Anywhere for Everyone: Designing for Diversity in Ability and Identity
Please register for the Zoom link to the keynote

6-8 p.m.
Poster Presentations and Breakout Room Discussions
Schedule and Zoom room links to Poster Presentations are posted on the McCahan Day website.
Questions? Contact Elaine Lee | ellee@bu.edu | (617) 358-1177