Boston University
School of Medicine Alumni Newsletter
November 2013



As we approach the holiday season, we reflect on the many things for which to be thankful.  For me personally, one is being a faculty member at my alma mater. I am a part of and experience first-hand the extraordinary evolution of the medical school. 


We continue to provide an outstanding education and support our researchers despite sequestration.  The London Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the top 100 universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health programs ranks Boston University 22 in the world and 13 in the US. 


To help ease the anticipated shortage of physicians, the School of Medicine will begin offering a new Master of Science Physician's Assistant Programthrough the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.


As our first-year medical students are nearing completion of anatomy and receiving their new stethoscopes, we are thankful for the alumni support that underwrote the cost of the equipment.


As seniors are interviewing for residencies and requesting information on our Host-A-Student program, and as graduate students are taking qualifying exams and defending their theses, we are grateful for alumni support.  Your generosity  enables us to improve student life by enhancing study space and creating areas for them to meet after classes. We provide coffee and "Bagels Before Exams" and "Food for Thought" on reading/study days prior to their tests. 


We recently held the fall Phonathons where 45 students and 8 alumni volunteered their time to reach out to alumni across the country, raising $89,256 in pledges.  MED Phonathons account for a significant amount of resources for Dr. Antman to allocate, and for that we are extremely grateful.   


Please join me in celebrating the outstanding educational and research opportunities at BUSM by including your alma mater in your philanthropic giving this year. I can personally assure you that your gift does make a difference at BUSM.



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
Active Alumni 

Former Dermatology Chair Barbara Gilchrest, MD, and former Herbert Mescon Professor of Dermatology Peter Pochi, MD '55, were lauded for their seminal contributions to the field and recognized with named professorships. 



Kenneth J.Rhodes, PhD, an alumnus of the BUSM, led a group of researchers to discover Tecfidera, an oral medication to help treat relapsing Multiple Sclerosis 


At helm 21 years, led school to national prominence


Campus Report

Times Higher Education puts BU 22nd among schools worldwide 



Brian Jack redesigned hospital discharge procedures 



Garden, recreation space offers students welcome respite

More than 1,000 apply for 28 slots in inaugural class
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Franklin Park Mile race Sunday to strengthen community ties
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