Departmental Programs – Medical Campus
Students performing research with CSN-affiliated faculty are from a variety of programs administered on the Medical Campus including:
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Anatomy & Neurobiology is a highly collaborative department in which cutting edge research methods are used to characterize the structure and function of the cerebral cortex in health and disease across the lifespan. They offer a PhD program, a Master of Science in Anatomy & Neurobiology (Vesalius Program), and professional Master of Science degrees in Forensic Anthropology, Biomedical Forensics, Biomedical Imaging, and Healthcare Emergency Management.
The Biochemistry department offers PhD and combined MD-PhD degrees. Their graduate program is housed within Graduate Medical Sciences at the Boston University School of Medicine. Their program is part of Boston University’s Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS). PiBS is a so-called “umbrella program” which provides rigorous training by integrating interdisciplinary biomedical coursework with comprehensive research training in our state-of-the-art laboratories and career development. In addition to its core curriculum, PiBS offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of research areas by participating in laboratory rotations to help determine the research area that will be the focus of the PhD dissertation. In addition, they have a robust professional development program enabling students to explore a variety of biomedical career options.
The Department of Neurology is committed to the integration of a new understanding of the neurobiology of disease into the clinical practice of neurology and the training of neurological physicians, in order to provide better health care for patients with neurological diseases.
The Department of Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center is a full- service clinical and academic program that provides advanced treatment for patients with a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders of the brain, nerves, spine and spinal cord.
Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
The training faculty of the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics have diverse research interests and apply a wide-range of technologies in their BU laboratories. All biomolecular pharmacology students receiving their training in the Department share a set of foundation coursework that covers a broad range of basic disciplines: from the synthesis and function of molecules in cells to the physiology of systems necessary to sustain life in behaving organisms. Students receiving their PhD in Pharmacology also take a flexible set of elective curriculum that best complements their thesis research interests in one of three focus areas: Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Neuroscience. They can also take elective studies across disciplines to develop a unique training plan. Coordinated training in pharmacology is also offered for students receiving a PhD in Biomedical Engineering on the Charles River Campus or a PhD in Neuroscience from the University-wide Graduate Program for Neuroscience.
The faculty, clinicians and staff of the Boston Medical Center Department of Psychiatry are deeply committed to providing excellent care to the diverse populations served by Boston Medical Center, the Boston Veterans Administration Health System and their Community Health Center partners. The department is also committed to training students, interns, residents and fellows that help people from anywhere in the world. They provide addiction treatment, emergency psychiatric services, child and adolescent services, adult services, and global and local research programs. Their programs focus on mitigating the social determinants of health and providing culturally sensitive care, training and research.
Information regarding all programs offered by Boston University at the Medical Campus can be found here.