Boston University 
School of Medicine Alumni Newsletter 
Sept 2013




The months of August and September bring renewed energy to the medical campus.  Incoming students were celebrated at The White Coat Ceremony and the Graduate Medical Sciences Barbecue.


Enhancing the campus facilities continues to be a priority including  the newly created picnic area on Talbot Green and a faculty-funded display of restored BUSM artifacts and artwork and refurbishment of the marble fountain in front of the School.  So it is no surprise that BUSM recently was named the second most beautiful medical school in the US by, an online guide of medical degree programs.  The site notes that BUSM is "well-known for the high quality of teaching, research, and community service, and provides an exceptional learning environment for its students in the heart of the city." 


Sequestration is a challenge for all academic medical centers. Dr. Antman provided insight in an article featured in BU Today, and she was a guest speaker on WBUR's Here and Now, which focused on the impact to The Framingham Heart Study. 


The new academic year provides many opportunities for students and alumni to connect. Our third annual Young Alumni-Future Leader reception was attended by more than 100 recent graduates, deans, faculty and Alumni Board members where a special feature was the  musical  entertainment provided by Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Rafael Ortega. 


At our Phonathons students are able to contact alumni, share updates on the School, seek career advice and, of course, garner financial support for the many initiatives that make BUSM the remarkable place that it is.


Please visit us in person or online anytime, you are always welcome!

Jean Ramsey, MD '90 MPH 08'

Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics 


BUSM Alum is elected President-Elect of the Massachusetts Medical Society


BUSM Alumna is named Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Board of Trustees Welcomes Dahod MED '87 

Individuals cited for leadership, expertise

Campus Report


Four MED Profs Earn Top Honors

Recognized for teaching, mentorship, and medical expertise 




Centers bracing for cuts, layoffs as NIH budget slashed


More than 1,000 applications already received


On June 12, the School of Medicine installed Robert Vinci, MD, as the incumbent Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics. 



Biotechnologist for a Week 

SummerLab challenges teens with a passion for science 

Four BUSM students honored as Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars

Members of the Class of 2013, the students honored this year with $10,000 scholarships  

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