Student political groups, medical students respond to recent gun violence

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. witnessed a mass shooting on Feb. 14 that left 17 victims dead. According to The Guardian, the loss of these victims makes the shooting among the deadliest school massacres in the United States. This sparked a variety of reactions from the Tufts community in the weeks following the […]

Op-ed: Tufts can be a haven for free speech

As a soon-to-be-graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and member of the Tufts community, I wanted to offer some thoughts about free speech. First, I want to clarify that I understand Tufts is a private institution and can make rules about speech/expression that do not have to align with our constitutional rights. However, the rules […]

Tufts hosts roundtable on national opioid epidemic

A roundtable discussion entitled “The Opioid Epidemic: What Happens Next and Who Will Decide?” was held yesterday in the conference room of the Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center, as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Civic Science Roundtable series. 15 people reserved a spot at the event and seven people attended, according to Jonathan Garlick, the event’s […]

Tufts appoints new interim Chief Diversity Officers

Robin Glover and Ellen Pinderhughes are Tufts’ new interim Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs), following former CDO Mark Brimhall-Vargas’s departure from Tufts on Jan. 10. Glover is the associate dean of public health and professional degree programs at the Tufts Medical School, and Pinderhughes is a professor of child study and human development. They both said that they will […]

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans generate mixed opinions

As the the nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice, the U.S. Federal Government released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Jan. 7. While acting as an outline for a healthy diet, this report includes a series of key recommendations for healthy eating patterns along with five main guidelines.  The Department of Health (HHS) began releasing such reports in 1980, […]

Three School of Medicine faculty members awarded Dean’s Medals for their research

Three faculty members at the School of Medicine were awarded Dean’s Medals — given to individuals who have made extraordinary accomplishments in the medical field — on Nov. 5. The recipients of the awards were Te-Wen Chang, a former associate professor of public health and community medicine; Sherwood Gorbach, a former professor of public health and community medicine and Stuart Levy, a current a professor of molecular […]

Tufts Medical School to celebrate 20 years of dual degree program

The Tufts University School of Medicine will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its M.D./M.B.A. program later this year. Harris Berman, the dean of the School of Medicine, said the M.D./M.B.A. program began in 1995 as a way to recognize the need for physicians who were going to be managers in healthcare. Berman explained that the program allows medical […]