September 2017


If you have not yet heard, Boston University has received its biggest gift in history-- $115 million-towards the construction of the Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE) and in support of interdisciplinary research. This is a remarkable gift!   We are excited to see the positive impact it has on the research in the BUSM community and academic world for decades to come.
Serving as a guest blogger, Dean Antman, reflected on the path that led to her current role as the first female Dean of BUSM and Chair, AAMC Council of Deans. Her post reminds us of what often goes unseen: the long path and dedication that leads to success.
We were deeply sadden to learn of the passing of Lorraine Stanfield, MD.  Having  joined the BUSM community in 1991, she worked tirelessly as director of our Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, as a student advisor, and in many more capacities. For those who wish to send condolences to her family, we welcome an email to by Wednesday, October 4.
Thank you for  keeping connected to BUSMPlease share your stories -- personal and professional!  We enjoy hearing from you and seeing you at events. Next up: the BUSM Alumni Black History Symposium on October 4. Register today and join us for a spectacular and timely conversation.

Warm regards, 

Jean E. Ramsey, MD '90 MPH '08
Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
Vice Chair of Education and Program Director of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics
Alumni in  News

"By looking at paintings, reading short stories and discussing poetry, one can sharpen their discernment and increase empathy in young doctors in regards to their patients." 

Alumna offers advice to MD/PhD students at annual retreat.


PhD alumni recognized for distinguished careers at inaugural ceremony.

School News

Alum and trustee Rajen Kilachand gives $115 million for interdisciplinary research.

Blog post by BUSM Dean Karen Antman, MD, appeared in AAMC's AM Rounds.

Dr. Stanfield's patients never experienced anything less than the best care, even while she was receiving treatment. Words cannot accurately describe her strength and character.

BUSM has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its pilot project BEST BET: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training - Beginning Enhancement Track.
Students in Action

BUSM students interview and listen to homeless patients in a clinic and respite unit run by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP).

BU Medical Campus Pride, an organization dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff, held a networking reception Aug. 27.

The Obesity Society is a national organization committed to improving the lives of those affected by obesity..
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