Category: People

GSDM Dean’s Advisory Board Member Joins Alumni Council

GSDM Dean’s Advisory Board member Dr. Mina Paul SPH 96 is expanding her involvement with Boston University with her latest role as a member of the Boston University Alumni Council (BUAC). Paul will attend her first official meeting of the BUAC in October 2023.

Paul has had a wide range of experiences with BU – ranging from her own studies at SPH and Questrom School of Business to her daughter’s experience as a student at Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies – Paul said she has been impressed with how much value she has been able to contribute to the university as an alumna. She said she is eager to bring her perspectives to the BUAC to support BU and GSDM’s continued growth.

“Let’s Begin This Incredible Journey Together:” Annual GSDM Professional Ceremony Welcomes DMD 27 and DMD AS 25 Classes

Students in the Doctor of Dental Medicine Class of 2027 and the Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing Class of 2025 were formally welcomed to the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine during the Professional Ceremony on July 28 on Talbot Green. The Professional Ceremony was the culminating event in a week of informative and inspiring matriculation activities.

Research Spotlight: New Study Motivates Smoking Cessation via a Virtual Reality Headset during Dental Cleanings

GSDM Center for Behavioral Sciences Research Director Dr. Belinda Borrelli and her team are entering the fourth year of a five-year grant exploring whether a video shown through a virtual reality headset delivered while the patient is getting their teeth cleaned and paired with a customized text message program, are effective at encouraging smoking cessation. Currently, Borrelli’s team has recruited more than 288 patients in this randomized clinical trial in both the GSDM patient treatment center and at Tufts School of Dental Medicine.

Faculty Spotlight: Two GSDM Faculty Members Win Best Group Article

After winning a 2023 Hispanic, Excellence, Contribution, Heralding, Oral-Health Scholarship (H.E.C.H.O.S) Award from the Journal of the Hispanic Dental Association for best group article, GSDM faculty Dr. Gladys Carrasco and Dr. Ana Keohane both said they hope their award-winning article “A New Treatment Approach Utilizing CAD/CAM Restorations for Endo-Treated Permanent Anterior and Posterior Teeth in Pediatric Patients” will inspire other pediatric dentists to think creatively in their work and potentially use similar treatments methods.

GSDM Puts Community First During BU Global Days of Service

The Boston University Global Days of Service is a widely anticipated annual university-wide month of community service opportunities that encourages students, residents, faculty, staff, and alumni to give back to their local, national, and international communities.

From preparing home-delivered meals to donating blood, the GSDM community participated in numerous events during the 2023 Global Days of Service.

GSDM Welcomes DMD Class of 2027 and DMD AS Class of 2025:  A Day-by-Day Breakdown of Predoctoral Matriculation Week 2023  

For the incoming Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine DMD Class of 2027 and DMD AS Class of 2025, Predoctoral Matriculation Week is their introduction to all things GSDM. During the week’s culminating event – the Professional Ceremony – students will be ushered into their GSDM dental school journey.

GSDM Communications attended a variety of events during Predoctoral Matriculation Week to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a brand new GSDM student.

What Happens After GSDM’s White Coat Ceremony? Students, Faculty, and Staff Share Advice for Incoming Clinical Students

On Friday, July 7, the DMD Class of 2025 and the DMD Advanced Standing Class of 2024 will celebrate the students’ entrance into the Patient Treatment Center at GSDM’s annual White Coat Ceremony.
We spoke with recently graduated DMD AS 23 students, DMD 24 students, faculty, and staff about the advice they want to give to the members of the DMD Class of 2025 and the DMD AS Class of 2024 as they enter this new era of their GSDM experience.

June is Pride Month: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Identifying as LGBTQ+ at GSDM 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is more than a celebration – it is also a history lesson. In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we reached out via GSDM LGBTQ+ organizations and Development & Alumni Relations, hoping to speak with members of GSDM community who identify themselves as LGBTQ+ to discuss the “past, present, and future” of what it means to be LGBTQ+ at GSDM. Ultimately, we spoke with seven GSDM community members – students, staff, faculty, and alum alike – and here’s what they had to say.