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
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.