A group of our TUSDM students with Social Justice Alliance participated in the March for Science which took place on Saturday, April 22 in the Boston Common. The march celebrated the diverse array of scientific research occurring in Boston and also promoted evidence based practices, education, literacy, funding, and communication.
Spencer Nice (D18) reflects:
“Social justice and science play important roles in everything we do, especially in dentistry. Science allows us to see the world as it is, and shows us where injustices exist. While attending the March for Science, I came into a discussion about how science is a field where we search for the best equitable and just practices. It allows us to set aside our preconceived notions and stop judging; to take a better look at what is actually occurring. Continue reading SJA: March for Science→
SWARM TO SERVE: The buzz surrounding an initiative to replenish 18 community libraries and how a TUSDM student is partnering to improve health literacy.
Written by: Gary Kersey, Jr.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine ‘20 The youngest and first to co- author a children’s dental book, entitled: “Everyone Smiles”. Member of the Health Literacy Intensive at TUSDM. Community Service Liaison for the Student National Dental Association.
This past Spring Break, I was able to form a partnership with the Charlotte Hornets/NBA and Bank of America on their 2017 Book Drive to replenish 18 libraries within the community. I became aware of the book drive while browsing the Hornets’ website as I am an avid sports fan and always like to keep up with the latest news involving sports teams from my home-state. While on the website, I came across a post regarding a Book Drive which sparked a thought to reach out to a friend who serves as the Manager of Marketing for the Hornets organization.
Smile squad volunteers gathered to celebrate their community service this past year, as well as to welcome next year’s e-board members. Students from all classes were present to enjoy lunch and brainstorm ideas to grow the club in the upcoming school year.
TUSDM’s cultural student organization invites you to the first ever TUSDM multicultural night!!! It will be held in the Merritt Auditorium on Monday, April 24th! Dinner will begin at 6:30PM and performances will begin at 7:30PM. Come celebrate and learn about all of the unique backgrounds, cultures, religions, etc. that make up our Tufts community!!
There is one more week to check out the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD)‘s bulletin board by the 7th floor student lounge! Swing by to learn more about their group. Photo coming soon 🙂
The Women in Leadership Initiative will be hosting our Spring 2017 Event that focuses on Female Leaders in the Clinic Setting. We are inviting all D18 & D19 women to attend our seminar on leadership in the clinic.
This event is unique in that it is student-run and that we will be showcasing D17 female students on a panel who are leaders in clinic today. Following the panel, we will continue the discussion centered around scenarios that women may face in clinic. There will also be time for connecting with other students and faculty after the panel and round table discussions.
Please join us on April 27, 2017 from 4:30 – 7:00 pm in Sackler 114 (dinner will be provided). RSVP HERE! The deadline to register is April 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm, so sign up now!
Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination. For those who want to learn more about the Opioid Crisis, they are offering a free class called, Opioid Crisis in America. Additionally, Nancy Marks, TUSDM Community Service Coordinator’s project called The Intimacy of Memory: Reframing Loss and Overcoming Stigma in the Face of Opioid Overdose is featured in Chapter 4.