BMC elects three trustees
Boston Medical Center recently elected three new members to its Board of Trustees: Tom Alperin, Lisa Joann Guscott, and Stacey Lucchino.
Alperin is the president and a partner of National Development, a real estate company that owns and manages more than 6.5 million square feet of commercial space in the greater Boston area. A resident of Weston, Alperin is a director of both the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. He is a member of the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association, a trustee of Hebrew Senior Life, an overseer for Tufts University College of Citizenship and Public Service, and a former trustee of Newton Wellesley Hospital.
Guscott, of Boston, is president and CEO of Long Bay Management Commercial Properties, a subsidiary of Boston-based real estate management and development company Long Bay Management Company. She cochairs the BMC 2005 Gala and BMC’s Friends of Women’s Health group and serves on the board of directors of the Mattapan Family Service Center, the Freedom House of Roxbury, and the Burroughs Group, which is a council of minority-owned businesses in Boston.
Lucchino, a Brookline resident, serves on the honorary advisory committee for City-Wide Dialogues. The wife of Boston Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino, she is a trustee of the YMCA of Greater Boston and the 21st Century Fund of Brookline High School. She has cochaired many events, including a Boston award ceremony last year honoring Archbishop Desmond Tutu, sponsored by the nonprofit group South Africa Partners.
Biology prof honored as up-and-coming researcher
Dale Matthew Wachowiak, a CAS and GRS assistant professor of biology, received the Young Investigator Award for Research in Olfaction at the Annual American Chemical Senses Society meeting in early April. Sponsored by the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, the $2,000 award is given annually to “an outstanding junior scientist who is an emerging leader in the field of olfaction” and whose work is “likely to have a major impact on research in the field of olfaction,” according to the society’s literature. Wachowiak’s research focuses on how the nervous system encodes and processes information about odors; his lab uses imaging techniques to examine specifically how the encoding of olfactory information changes between the time receptor neurons in the nose initially register a smell and when the information is processed in the brain. Wachowiak earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1996 and has taught at BU for three years.
College prep seminar offered to children of BU employees
The Office of Personnel will offer its Getting on Course for College seminars on June 29 and August 11 to all BU employees and their dependent children. The free program informs students in grade 8 through 12 and their parents about how best to prepare to meet college entrance requirements. It provides an overview of the college admissions process, financial aid, how to begin the college search, and the importance of high school course selection and involvement in extracurricular activities. More information will be mailed to eligible employees in early May. Call Patricia Papetti at 617-353-4480 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.