Cindy Se Park, D20 accepts Commission into the Air Force!

Congratulations to the armed forces newest recruit! D20 Cindy Se Ha Park was commissioned into the Air Force as Second Lieutenant Park last Monday, March 20.  Cindy will be receiving full tuition and a monthly stipend through the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) in exchange for three years of service as a commissioned medical officer upon graduation. Our very own Dr. Charles Rankin, who formerly served in the Air Force as a general dentist, led the small ceremony in the Alumni lounge in the presence of Cindy’s family and friends.  Many gathered to show their love and support that afternoon — Cindy’s mom flew in from Virginia, her VIP bigs came prepared with flowers, and many of her D20 classmates, including her fellow army servicemen, were there to witness this special moment.  An emotional tear and embarrassed laughter were shared together after the induction, followed by lunch and cake to celebrate.  If you have ever met Cindy, you know how her sweet smile and fun-loving personality can bring so much joy.  There is no doubt that her devotion and compassion will help her succeed not only as a dentist, but also as Second Lieutenant Park in the U.S. Air Force.  Thank you for your service! 

 

Alpha Omega Get Lucky Grams

Alpha Omega held their Get lucky grams 3/6-3/15/17. People were able to send anonymous notes and chocolate grams to be hand delivered to any student by the “AO leprechauns”. All proceeds of the grams fundraiser went to the Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. The lucky grams had a great turn out and it was a creative and fun way to fundraise for a great cause.

Megan Milder (D18) reflected… “Through selling and delivering Lucky Grams at Tufts Dental, Tufts Alpha Omega was able to raise about $300 for the Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program while spreading some holiday cheer throughout the clinics. This was our first time having a fundraiser in this manner, and the success of the Lucky Grams shows that we will be able to have similar fundraisers in the future.”

AAWD Brunch w/ Tufts, BU, & Harvard Dental Recap

On Sunday, March 26th, students and faculty from Tufts, BU and Harvard Dental came together for their first ever tri-school AAWD Brunch. Thank you to BU for hosting and to the five outstanding ‘Call to Leadership’ panelists, Dr. Andrea Richman, Dr. Ronni Schnell, Dr. Mina Paul, Dr. Janis Broadbent Moriarty and Dr. Peach Dore-Tyrell for coming to school on a Sunday and inspiring students and peers with your stories.

Thank you to all mentors, faculty and students who came out to brunch and sending a special shout-out to GSDM Dean of Students, Dr. Joseph Calabrese, who came out to support AAWD too!

12th Annual Murrow Forum: Lester Holt

Lester Holt, award-winning journalist and anchor of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Dateline NBC, will discuss contemporary media issues at the 12th annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism at Tufts University. This year’s Murrow Forum theme is Media in a New Age: Fake News, Alternative Facts, and What’s Next. Holt’s nightly news broadcast regularly ranks as the most-watched evening news program in the United States, and he also moderated the first presidential debate last year between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The event will be on the Medford campus on Wednesday, April 12 at 12PM.

This event will be FREE and open to the public! Tickets will be available through this week, starting on Tuesday, March 28.  available for pickup at the Medical School’s Office of Student Affairs, located on the 4th floor of the Sackler Center at 145 Harrison Ave. Contact med-osa@tufts.edu or (617) 636-6534 for more information.

The Murrow Forum is sponsored by Tisch College, as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, as well as the Film and Media Studies Program at the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at The Fletcher School.

Vermont State Dental Society career event!

Come join the Vermont State Dental Society on Tuesday,  March 28 from 12-3 PM. They will discuss job opportunities available in Vermont! They offer unique experiences ranging from full and part time associateship to participation in different programs. They will be in the 7th floor student lounge and pizza will be served!

Please RSVP to jenny.pitz@vsds.org

NEW Social Justice Alliance (SJA) Open to All at TUSDM!

In January, our U.S. government announced a travel ban prohibiting people from 7 predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S.A. I was not directly affected, but I felt the pain of discrimination set forth on marginalized members of our nation. I refused to sit back and watch a grave injustice take place.

I then took to the streets, and invited anyone else who wanted to join. While protesting, my fellow D18 classmates Sarah Chung, Samantha Ward, and I agreed it was time for TUSDM to have an organization that allowed our institution to explore and provide education on complex topics such as race, sexuality, politics, and religion. We are lucky to have a diverse institution, but with that comes the responsibility to provide the proper support needed to maintain an inclusive environment.

With the support and guidance of Dean Kasberg, Karen Alexander, Dr. Alan Epstein, Kathryn Dolan, and Nancy Marks, we are now able to present the Social Justice Alliance. Our founding executive board members are:

  • D18s: Mikenah Vega, Spencer Nice, Samantha Ward, and Carly Martin
  • D19: Britney Pulliam
  • D20: Matthew Downes

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LGBT Health Workforce Conference

Tufts Dental LGBTQA is headed to NYC for the 2017 LGBT Health Workforce Conference April 20-22nd at Hunter College and Cornell University! The LGBT Health Workforce Conference provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate, educational, research, and clinical) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns and disparities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.  This conference is designed for health professionals, educators, and students (pre-health professions, professional schools, and graduate), but all interested are invited to attend.  If you’re interested in attending with us please register here and email your receipt to Carly Martin (Carly.Martin@tufts.edu) as soon as possible: http://bngap.org/lgbthwfconf/lgbt-health-workforce-conference-registration/

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