June 2017
Greetings!
 
With another productive academic year over, the Alumni Association team is excited for all that the summer brings. We're celebrating the end of our fiscal year, reminiscing on remarkable achievements, and getting ready for our new students' arrival.
 
Most recently, BUSM was awarded a three-year, $392,000 grant that will ready our students for work with both refugees and immigrants. With international attention on both of these populations, it is important now more than ever that our students are prepared to properly serve and treat them. This grant also reflects our values on diversity and equitable care. Now that is something to celebrate!
 
In this fiscal year alone, about 1,200 alumni gave over $1.7 million, and for that we are so grateful. Plus, the number of alumni who chose to support the school is up 5.2% from last year! Because so much of what we do and what we can offer students is possible only with your support, BUSM has had another successful academic year. It's not too late to make a gift online. Any gift made by June 30 will count for this fiscal year.
 
Recently the life work of Kenneth Edelin, MD, former BUSM Associate Dean for Minority Affairs (now Diversity and Multicultural Affairs), was honored at a ceremony to dedicate a public square in his name. Over 100 friends, family, and colleagues-Mayor Marty Walsh included-came out to recognize his mark in obstetrics, gynecology, and so much more. As students arrive in Boston at various times this summer, they will be able to enjoy the space now dedicated in Edelin's name.
 
I hope these warm months bring with them many achievements and celebratory moments in your own lives and careers. If so, be sure to keep us in the loop. Have a happy Fourth of July weekend!
 
Until next month, 

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
School News

The public square at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Worcester Square was dedicated to Kenneth Edelin, MD, former BUSM associate dean for Minority Affairs.

To prepare students at the earliest stages of their medical training, BUSM has received a $392,000 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to help train future physicians to better serve refugee and immigrant populations.

Avrum Spira, MD was recognized for the translational impact his work has had on early detection of lung cancer as well as his development of new drugs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

One of Boston's most beautiful neighborhoods, and one of its most culturally diverse, the South End has a rich history.
Students in Action
Orly Leiva MED '18 Selected to Minority Medical Student Award Program

The program encourages underrepresented minority medical students to pursue careers in hematology by supporting them as they implement their own hematology-related research project.


The Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS) program welcomed 14 high achieving undergraduates from across the U.S. to an immersive 10-week summer research experience.


With help from Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Doug Hughes, MD, students enjoyed a preview of the summer sun as they planted an assortment of greens and vegetables.
Alumni in the News

Anna Hohler, MED '98, Director of the Boston University Center for Military and Post Deployment Health, addressed health & wellness issues and employment impacts.
Research Corner
Alumni Spotlight
 
 
   
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