Boston University School of Medicine                      January 2017
Alumni Newsletter 
Happy New Year!
The beginning of the year is often associated with setting goals and embarking on
new journeys. Here at BUSM there are a number of new innovative programs and activities that will create a lasting impact on our campus.
Andrew Olsen M2, is one example of how students work to enrich the academic experience of other students. Motivated by his time with Spanish-speaking patients, Olsen set out to create a   Medical Spanish Elective. He was aided by dedicated professors and medical students, who teamed up to create the course's syllabus. Olsen believes that language competency should be a "standard of care" that can only benefit the local populations being served. 
On Saturday, February 4 , we will have our first Saturday Phonathon! During this time, students and alumni will interact over brunch and then make phone calls to alumni around the country. Please look for this call! The students will happily fill you in on what's happening on the campus, and other questions you may have.  If you won't be available on this day, we have launched a special giving page for this event! You can visit to choose a fund that reflects the cause about which you're most passionate.
The second annual BUSM Alumni Association hosted Interactive Discussion: Black History at BUSM will take place on Thursday, February 9. Initiated by Kate Phaneuf, MED '88, alumni and community members will highlight the history of Solomon Carter Fuller, MD followed by a lively panel discussion about microaggressions. Join us for this conversation if you are able. 
With excitement for what this new year will bring, 

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

Campus Report

The findings  show promise for detecting the influence of concussion on neurodegeneration.

To celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, more than 100 members of the medical campus community gathered in the Hiebert Lounge.

BUSM and other international partners, use blood samples to identify gene products that act as strong predictors of patient outcome.

BUSPH-led national group urges consensus, not confrontation

President Obama Honors Federally-Funded Early-Career Scientists.

MED Associate Dean shares Boston City Hospital memorabilia.

"I am honored to become  president of an organization that has such a profound impact on so many lives," said Keane. "
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Andrew Olsen M2 drawn to BUSM because of its mission of caring for Boston's most vulnerable communities.
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