Category: Announcements

Erin Hasselberg has been appointed the Global Health Executive in Residence at BUSPH

December 18th, 2014 in Announcements

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Register for the Tufts BioMedical Business Club!

December 12th, 2014 in Announcements

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The Spring Career P.R.E.P. Program Schedule is now available

October 16th, 2014 in Announcements

Career P.R.E.P. Program

Prepare ◊ Reach ◊ Emerge ◊ Propel

This program is designed for students after their first semester with less than 3 years of job search experience as well as more experienced students interested in refreshing their skills.  Each session will give you tools and techniques to more effectively market yourself during the job search process.  The cohort model adds to your learning, and assignments are required.  Sessions are in class and online.   Space is limited.  Registration required by January 9, 2015 at

Note:  While Career PREP will be held on Wednesdays from 5-5:50pm, some dates are subject to change due to unforeseen SPH-wide scheduling conflicts.  Dates will be finalized by January 9, 2015.


Session I: Self-Assessment  You will use a personality inventory to help you understand and articulate your strengths.   You will then use this information to think about prospective career paths and environments.  Wednesday, 1/21, 5:00-5:50pm

Session II: Marketing Yourself  You will learn how organizations are identifying prospective candidates, and use this information to create powerful marketing-driven resumes and cover letters that are tailored to meet your audience’s needs.  Wednesday, 1/28,  5:00-5:50pm

Session III: Networking/Elevator Pitch   You will learn about the power of networking and create your own elevator pitch.  Wednesday, 2/4, 5:00-5:50pm

Session IV:  Interview Strategies  Learn how to prepare for different interview types (phone screen, panel, behavioral and case interviews).  You will create “success stories”, and understand what interviewers look for, including good questions from candidates.

Wednesday, 2/11, 5:00-5:50pm

Session V:  Career Fair  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet employers from a wide variety of public health organizations.  Be sure to bring copies of your resume.  Dress code is professional attire.

Thursday, 2/26,  3:00-6:00pm in Hiebert Lounge

Session VI:  LinkedIN Basics (on-line) You will receive an introduction to LinkedIN including building your profile and finding networks. You will also learn strategies for protecting your online reputation and etiquette for communicating via social media.

Session VII:  Public Health Recruiter Panel   Gain insights from recruiters on what they are looking for when reviewing resumes and cover letters,  their tips for interview success, how they are using social media and other networking forums, and finally, their advice on professional etiquette Do’s and Don’ts.  Wednesday, 3/18,  5:00-5:50pm

Session VIII: Evaluating and Negotiating Opportunities  Understand the importance of connecting job opportunities to your Self-Assessment. You will also learn valuable strategies and techniques to face negotiating conversations with confidence. Wednesday, 4/1, 5:00-5:50pm

Session IX:  Career PREP Finale: Meeting Alumni  In this final wrap-up session, you will enjoy networking with alumni as we celebrate the close of our program.  Wednesday, 4/15, 5:00-5:50pm

Quest Diagnostics, Genzyme, Pfizer, Aetna, CVS, Beth Israel: They’ll all be at Boston University’s 2014 Health and Life Sciences Conference. Registration is now open with discounted rates for BU Students!

September 25th, 2014 in Announcements, Conferences/Seminars

Boston University’s School of Management is hosting its second annual Health and Life Sciences Conference on November 7, 2014

This half-day conference, Healthcare 2020: The Next Generation of Innovation in Consumer-Centric Healthcare, will explore opportunities to increase patient engagement and promote innovation in the development and delivery of medicine.

Our lineup for this year’s event includes executive leaders from Quest Diagnostics, Genzyme, Pfizer, Aetna, CVS, Beth Israel and more!  Please visit the link above for more information and click the button below to purchase your tickets.

Early bird pricing ends October 10th.

Register now!

More about the conference:
The conference will run from 1-6pm and will consist of two keynote lectures, several TED-style presentations and a panel discussion. The event will conclude with a networking cocktail reception.

  • TED-style presentations will focus on specific applications of innovation across a range of organizations and will include examples of new technologies and collaborative models that aim to individualize patient treatment.
  • The discussion panel will connect experts from across the healthcare spectrum (delivery, pharma, global health, and health IT) to highlight opportunities for increasing patient engagement and sharing their voice in the management and delivery of care.


Propel Careers Page Updated

September 10th, 2014 in Announcements

The Propel Careers Page, under Jobs/Practicums, has been updated. The slides from Lauren Celano’s talk at last nights Seminar Series are up, as well as links to some of the networking/career development events Propel is hosting.

Our own Dr. Gill is in the Wall Street Journal discussing clinical trials!

August 6th, 2014 in Announcements


The Wall Street Journal recently published an article, co-authored by Dr. Gill, entitled “What Clinical Trials? Many Study Results Remain Under Wraps”. This article discusses how infrequently clinical trials during early phases drug development are published and disclosed to the public. Check it out!

Space Available in the NEW Fall Course offering. Develop the skills necessary to assess and evaluate pharmaceutical policy and programs.

July 16th, 2014 in Announcements

SPH IH 756 – Analytical Methods for Pharmaceutical Systems Assessment

This course offered on Tuesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm.

This course, taught by Professor Laing, aims to help students:

  • Develop skills essential to assessing and evaluating pharmaceutical policy and the performance of pharmaceutical programs.
  • Develop a pharmaceutical country profile.
  • Analyze medicine prices and availability.
  • Apply technical guidelines, and use other assessment tools and methods in the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Develop skills to undertake a sampling exercise.
  • Use qualitative methods.
  • Review and write technical reports.
  • Use instruments which are already developed with a focus on implementation issues, analysis of data collected and awareness of strength and limitation of each method applied.

The course will introduce students to the many resources which exist to help understand pharmaceutical sectors, and prepare them to work in a national or sub national pharmaceutical system.

Space is still available so register today!

Are you a new student with questions about the Pharm program structure, practicum, or website?

February 19th, 2014 in Announcements

Check out our revamped FAQ and Instructional Videos page!

Pharm Seminars for the Spring 2014 semester have changed timing (slightly)

January 15th, 2014 in Announcements

Due to the large class that starts on the dot at 6pm in L112, we are going to shift our seminar series timing a little to 4:45-5:45. This will also give all of you enough time to get to your evening classes.

We recognize that many of you also have class until 4:45, so we expect some of you to be late.

**Important Academic Information**

February 13th, 2013 in Announcements

If you meet with your advisor or talk with the Registrar’s Office about completing your degree, you may come across an out-of-date audit sheet with requirements for the Pharmaceuticals  Program that do not exist anymore. We are in the process of changing this, but in the meantime, please refer to our website for all of the most up-to-date information. Remember, it is NOT a requirement to complete all Pharmaceuticals approved courses in one specific track, this is only a suggestion to make you more marketable in a field that you would like to pursue. What is required is the completion of 12 credits of approved Pharmaceuticals courses. We will be updating the audit sheet ASAP. Please email us with any questions.

Please also note PM742 is no longer a requirement, just HIGHLY recommended.