Come by the 7th floor and check out the Christian Medical Dental Association (CMDA) bulletin board by the mailboxes and by the 7th floor lounge. You can find out more info about the org, events, and other opportunities. Please feel free to pick up e a candy cane and spread the christmas cheer! Merry Christmas.

Sign-up for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community! There are only a couple spots left!!

HDA Members Lead Team to 2nd Place in National Contest

HDA leaders Krysten Herrero and Elizabeth Betances lead team to Second Place in National Contest 

The Hispanic Dental Association launched Nuestros Niños, a Colgate-sponsored  national contest through Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) Chapters to address oral health care issues with Hispanic children under 6 years old.

D18s Krysten Herrero and Elizabeth Betances led the project with the guidance of Dr. Martha Forero and team: Ann-Marie Vu, Brandon Wong, Isamary Bernet, Yusleisy Camacho, Dr. Rocio Saavedra, and Dr. Leopoldo Correa. They developed an educational tool after evaluating what barriers Hispanic families are facing to finding dental care for their children, and then tested the prototype in the community.

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Bake Sale for Jumbo Hurricane Relief—Baked Goods Needed! 

We are the Jumbo Hurricane Relief — a small group of Tufts students and faculty from around the university who have joined together to raise funds for the Caribbean islands devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. We have been fundraising through various events and bake sales, and have raised in more than $2,750.

We are trying to raise $15,000 by the end of the 2018 school year and are doing so through various events and bake sales. For the weekend of  (12/8-12/10), we are hoping to raise $2,500 through 5 bake sales and are in dire need of baked goods. If you could donate some baked goods, we would greatly appreciate your help!

You could sign up to bake below and contact Pietra Check (pietra.check@tufts.edu), who can arrange to pick up the goods in a central location on the Boston campus. Pietra will be on the Boston campus next Friday, 12/8.

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Racial Literary Workshop

Dr. Howard Stevenson, author of “Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools,” will lead this racial literacy workshop open to all students, parents, educators, and researchers. Light dinner will be served. Space for this event is limited; please RSVP to Natalya Zaika (natalya.zaika@tufts.edu)!

AAID 2017 Annual Conference

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) had their annual conference in San Diego, the weekend of October 13-16!

Andrew G. Lum (D19) reflects: “Attending the AAID annual conference was a wonderful opportunity that would not have been possible without the generous help of my mentors and the research department at Tufts. This conference had a more intimate feeling than other meetings I’ve attended in the past and as a result, I was able to hear many of the main podium speakers, and sit-in during some of the hands-on workshops. I highly encourage any interested students who are conducting implant related research to consider applying for the AAID student research grant since it gave me exposure to organized dentistry on a smaller platform and challenged me as as presenter to think critically alongside established clinician-researchers in implant dentistry.”

Event with Zhubin Parang, Head Writer at the Daily Show

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute will welcome Zhubin Parang, Head Writer at Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, to discuss how the show is adapting and responding to the unprecedented political and media climate that the 2016 presidential election ignited.

Parang will discuss the editorial decisions The Daily Show team faces daily in creating content for their show, and explore the role that journalists and comedians play in sustaining a healthy political dialogue. Join us for a lively, free program on the unique role late-night shows and satire play in balancing comedy and reporting the news to generate a conversation on issues of national significance. If interested, RSVP here!

Volunteers Needed- Massachusetts Health Council

The Massachusetts Health Council is seeking volunteers with a passion for helping kids learn better nutrition to work on a multi-faceted campaign aimed at reducing the consumption of sugary drinks! The campaign works with school administrators, teachers and local organizations to run an educational program that increases student awareness of the health harms of sugary drinks. The education program can be tailored to each school or individual classrooms using resourcessuch as guest speakers, presentations, poster contest material, drinking water contest material, stickers, etc.

Volunteers can be presenters in schools and classrooms, help design new material and resources, or help coordinate the campaign by interfacing with school administrators, teachers and others. Expenses reimbursed and possible stipend available.

Please contact Nancy Marks nancy.marks@tufts.edu if you want to work on this effort.

Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health.