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March 20, 2016

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On Friday, March 18, BUSM fourth-year med students joined their peers across the country in celebrating Match Day.  Watch the video.

BUSM Rises in U.S. News Rankings
U.S. News & World Report ranked BUSM 29th for best research medical school in the US. This is the first time that BUSM has ranked in the 20s. In addition, BUSM's ranking in Primary Care rose from 52nd to 40th.

Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD, microbiology, and Caroline Apovian, MD, medicine and pediatrics, received $2.8 million from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study inflammation and type 2 diabetes in people with obesity.  

A new study led by Liye Zhang, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, and Stefano Monti, PhD, medicine, provides insight on the potential role played by RNA (ribonucleic acid) editing in cancer.  

Rich Named President-Elect of the New England Region Chapter of SGIM

Catherine Rich, MD, assistant professor of medicine, has been elected president of the New England Region Chapter of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). 

OSP Director of Pre Award Services Named

Renna Onario Lilly has been named Director of Pre Award Services at the Office of Sponsored Programs, effective April 18.

In the Media inthemedia
Ann McKee, MD, neurology, pathology
Tarik Haydar, PhD, anatomy and neurobiology

Michael F. Holick, PhD,MD, medicine, physiology, and biophysics
Announcements announcements
Call for Summer Research Projects for Medical Students

The Office of Enrichment is seeking research experiences for medical students for summer 2016. The Medical Student Summer Research program introduces first-year students to the principles of research and provides a mentorship experience with a BUMC faculty member. Student applications are due March 21.

Grant Preparation Workshops 

Part 1: Administrative Presentation
Thursday, March 24, 2-4 p.m., BUSM Housman Building, R115

Part 2: Grant Critiques
Monday and Tuesday, May 9 and 10, location and time TBD
Learn more.

April 10: Nominations Due for Office of Academic Affairs' Excellence in Service Award

The Office of Academic Affairs' Excellence in Service Award  recognizes BUSM administrators and staff whose outstanding work within the curriculum supports the success of the school, faculty and students. Click for nomination information.

Submit Works for BUMC Art Days

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 26th annual BUSM gallery for the arts. Read more.

Faculty Action Items facultyaction
BUSM will be holding its annual Admissions Open House on Saturday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Click here for more information and how you can help!
Events events
Please visit the  calendar  for a full listing of grand rounds, lectures and events for this week. 

Tuesday, March 22, 3-5 p.m., Hiebert Lounge. Learn more.

BU Research Career Fair

Tuesday, March 22, 4-7 p.m.; BU George Sherman Union Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.  Learn more.

Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.; BUSM Instructional Building, Room L112

Save the Datesavethedate
Fifth Annual Translational Research Symposium
In memory of David C. Seldin, MD, PhD (1957-2015)
Monday, March 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; BU George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.,
Metcalf Hall. Learn more.

BUSM General Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, May 4, 2-3 p.m.; BUSM Instructional Building, L112


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