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Perio Study Club: Residency Q&A Session

The Periodontology Study Club is happy to invite all students interested in pursuing a career in periodontics to attend this year’s Perio Residency Q&A Session!

Hear from TUSDM perio residents Dr. Michael Kreitzer and Dr. Angela Wang about their experience as residents and future periodontists and ask them all your burning questions. This session is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the residency application process,  residency life, and the transition from school to the real world. Lunch will be provided.

When: Wednesday,  May 17 @ 12:00pm
Where: Room 773

**Space is limited, so please RSVP HERE by Friday, May 12, to attend!**

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Congratulations Saam Bozorg (D19), Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition Finalist!

Huge congratulations and recognition to Saam Bozorg (D19), who has been working diligently on the development of a biosensor product for the past several months. This past April, Saam and his team made it to the finals of the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition, which is organized by the Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Tufts University. The annual competition draws entries from alumni, faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students from across the university. Teams compete for prizes and in-kind services totaling more than $100,000 in three tracks: healthcare and life science, social impact and general/high-tech. Saam and his team were awarded the Stephen & Geraldine Ricci Interdisciplinary award for $5,000. Their product, UCHU, is a biosensor attached to a tooth that passively measures nutrition intake, including calories, carbs, protein, and fat. Users can set goals and use real time nutritional data viewed in an app to adjust their diets to meet those goals. Enjoy meals, track health, and ditch the activity log! Congratulations Saam and good luck at this year’s upcoming Mass Challenge!

Women in Leadership Spring 2017 Forum Event

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!

DC Bulletin Board Spotlight: AADMD!

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) has taken over the 7th floor bulletin board! Throughout the month of March, check out the board by the student lounge to learn more about the group and the population it serves! Learn about the many service opportunities and great lectures offered by AADMD and check out interesting facts about those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and how we can better care for them as dental health professionals.

AADMD would like to highlight a special national event called End the R Word that happens every March. Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and their supporters to inspire respect and acceptance through raising the consciousness of society about the R-word and how hurtful words and disrespect can be toward people with intellectual disabilities.

Respectful and inclusive language is essential to the movement for the dignity and humanity of people with intellectual disabilities. However, much of society does not recognize the hurtful, dehumanizing and exclusive effects of the R-word.

The word retard (ed) hurts millions of people with intellectual disabilities, their families and friends.

Language affects attitudes. Attitudes impact actions.

Go online and make your pledge for #Respect today at www.R-word.org!

DC Bulletin Board Spotlight: AAWD and SNDA

American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) and Student National Dental Association (SNDA) have taken over the 7th floor bulletin boards! Throughout the month of February, check it the boards by the mailboxes and by the student lounge to learn more about AAWD and SNDA !

Interested in promoting your student organization? There are still some months available, so sign up HERE today!

Tufts Crowdfunding

Tufts recently launched its own crowdfunding platform for student, faculty, and staff projects (crowdfund.tufts.edu). Like Kickstarter, this tool allows users to create a project, set a goal, and raise funds to reach their goal. Kickstarter and similar platforms take a cut of the money raised, Tufts Crowdfunding does not. The Tufts Crowdfunding team is accepting applications for the first wave of projects now through Feb. 20. If appropriate, please promote the new Tufts Crowdfunding platform to students, faculty, groups, and organizations that raise money for projects from club t-shirts to new crew boats to research funding.

Attached are two GIFs that Tufts University and Tufts Alumni social media channels will be using to promote Tufts Crowdfunding. Below is some sample messaging, but please feel free to create messaging and imagery that makes the most sense to your audience.

  • “JumboIdea” GIF – Have a jumbo idea that needs funding? Submit your Tufts Crowdfunding applications by Feb. 20: crowdfund.tufts.edu
  • “FundJumbo” GIF – Fund a Jumbo! Support Tufts Crowdfunding projects: crowdfund.tufts.edu

Questions: Contact Amy.Lipsitz@tufts.edu, Digital Content Specialist, Communications and Marketing | Tufts University