Early Assurance programs offer accelerated path to schools of medicine

Tufts University has become synonymous with health science in many ways. With the Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the university has a lot to offer in terms of furthering the education of students seeking to enter […]

Former Dean of Tufts School of Medicine John T. Harrington dies

John T. Harrington, dean emeritus of the Tufts University School of Medicine, passed away on Oct. 31. According to a Tufts Now article, Harrington completed his residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before receiving training in nephrology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center (NEMC), and eventually joining the nephrology division. From 1981 […]

Tufts Medical Center nurses back at negotiating table

After weeks of bargaining, the nurses of Tufts Medical Center, who have been working to reach a contract with the hospital in the months since their July 12 strike, are continuing negotiations. Last summer’s action was the first nurses’ strike in Boston in more than 30 years, fueled by demands for higher wages, more expansive retirement benefits and safe staffing levels. Since […]

Nurses strike at Tufts Medical Center, set to return to bargaining table

When staff nurse Mary Havlicek Cornacchia reported to Tufts Medical Center at 7 a.m. on July 12, it was not for the early morning shift. Rather, Cornacchia, along with nearly 1,200 of the Tufts Medical Center nursing staff, was joined by community members in what would be the first nurses’ strike in the city of Boston in over 30 years, and the largest nurses’ […]

Tufts Professor Jonathan Davis leads research on neonatal medication

Jonathan Davis, chief of the Newborn Medicine Division at Tufts Medical Center and professor of pediatrics at the Tufts University School of Medicine, is conducting research and clinical trials to make newborn medication safer. According to Davis, the body of research on the safety of neonatal drugs is currently limited. He explained that most organizations do not want to conduct […]

Tufts School of Medicine tenure and tenure-track faculty file for union elections

Tenured and tenure-track faculty from the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) filed a petition to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last Dec. 11 to hold on campus union elections, which has been challenged by the TUSM administration partially on grounds of legality. The faculty petition, if successful, would allow 70 members of TUSM faculty. including […]

Dr. Craig Best named as new head of Tufts Physicians Organization

Dr. Craig Best will assume his new role as president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center’s 500-doctor Physicians Organization (PO) in January, a year and a half after Tufts Medical Center started its search to fill the position. Best, who is currently the medical director, business development lead and chair of the obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) department at Reliant Medical Group in Worcester, […]

Tufts Medical Center’s annual Asian Health Symposium to be held Friday

The annual Asian Health Symposium, this year entitled “Together: Strengthening the Health of Chinatown,” will be held at the university’s School of Medicine this Friday. The symposium is hosted by the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT). ADAPT is a CTSI initiative that is a coalition of local community non-profit organizations […]

Tufts Medical Center professor named to presidential advisory council

Dr. Helen Boucher, director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the Tufts Medical Center, was named to President Barack Obama’s newly established Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. According to Boucher, who is also an associate professor at Tufts, the Advisory Council is comprised of 15 experts in relevant fields. A September 2014 executive order issued by […]

Tufts Medical Center names dining pavilion after former trustee

Tufts Medical Center (MC) officially named and dedicated its new dining pavilion to former Tufts MC Trustee and Governor A. Raymond Tye in a ceremony on Aug. 26. The newly constructed dining pavilion, located on the first floor Atrium of Tufts MC, was funded by the contributions Tye made to Tufts MC over the years. Tye’s children […]