Come out on a Friday for a packing party of dental supplies for the New England Center and Home for Veterans. Friday November 9th, 2018, 2-4 PM , volunteers will receive a t-shirt from the Travis Manion Foundation.
The LGBT Center, the University Chaplaincy, and the Office of the Provost are cosponsoring the second annual Trans Day of Remembrance student art project. The project will speak to themes of trans identity, resilience, and celebration, with special attention to the experiences of trans people of color and survivors of transmisogynistic violence. Proposals may, but don’t have to, involve depictions of the trans and non-binary people lost to violence since November 2017. We hope to work collaboratively with a student artist in the Tufts and SMFA community to design the project and create the exhibit. The project may be moved to different locations on campus throughout its exhibition and will be accompanied in its various display spaces by trans-affirming resources made available by local organizations that support trans and non-binary wellness, community, and activism. The artist selected will be allotted a $500 budget for materials to create the project and receive a separate stipend of $1000. We expect to begin displaying the project in its first location on November 20th. No formal artist training is required. Trans and non-binary students are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send (1) a short (~150-200 words) account of your personal interest in being a part of the project, (2) a short proposal of your vision for the exhibit (style of portraits, manner of display, etc) including a rough breakdown of how you expect to use the $500 materials budget, and (3) three examples of portrait/depiction work that reflect the style you’d bring the project to both Hope Freeman (email@example.com) and Walker Bristol (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Trans Day of Remembrance Project.” You can also e-mail Hope or Walker with any questions about the project.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Tufts Medical Center; Sackler Building, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Guest Speaker: Daniel Brocks, MD
“Understanding Sjögren’s and Dry Eye Disease/ What are ALL my options?”
Dr. Brocks is the Chief Medical Officer of BostonSight, the nonprofit that is behind the development and dissemination of the PROSE scleral lens. He is also a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist with a specialization in the medical and surgical treatment of the cornea, focusing on the treatment of ocular surface disorders, including dry eye disease. In addition, he founded The Dry Eye Center at Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons in Fishkill, NY. He is particularly interested in the treatment of dry eye related to autoimmune issues, including Sjögren’s, Rheumatoid arthritis, and Graft vs Host Disease. He is passionate about empowering the patient with knowledge to be able to make the best decisions about their own health care!
Dr. Brocks received his BA and MD from Tufts University, with Internal Medicine internship at Mount Auburn Hospital and ophthalmology residency and chief residency at Long Island Jewish/North Shore Hospital System. Dr. Brocks completed an additional fellowship year at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC, with Dr. Penny Asbell.
As always, friends & family are welcome!
Should you have any questions, you can reach Dr. Mabi Singh, the SSF Boston Support Group Leader, by calling his office number:
(617) 636-3931 or email to Mabi_L.Singh@tufts.edu
Monday, October 29 | 6 PM (Doors open at 5:30) CIC Boston (20th Floor), 50 Milk Street, Boston
Gun control is one of the most divisive issues in America, and many are understandably pessimistic about achieving change. Enter two individuals with unique approaches to this issue: Steve Israel, former U.S. Congressman (D-NY3) and author of Big Guns, a biting satire of America’s gun lobby and the political system in which it operates; and Sarah Ullman, A10, filmmaker and co-founder of One Vote at a Time, a SuperPAC devoted to supporting progressive candidates committed to ending gun violence in their communities. Come hear from these two leading political figures whose perspectives on gun control—and the medium in which they voice those perspectives—are equally refreshing and inspiring.
Steve Israel served as a Congressman for 16 years before stepping down in 2017. He is a Writer-In-Residence at Long Island University, a novelist, and a Professor of the Practice at Tisch College. Sarah Ullman’s grassroots SuperPAC, One Vote at a Time, worked with 10 out of the 15 Virginia Democrats who flipped state legislature seats from red to blue in a “blue wave” election in 2017, and will support another 250 progressive pro gun safety candidates for state legislatures in 2018. She is a Tufts alumnus, a successful film director and activist, and runs her own production company called Master Plan.
Cosponsored by the Tufts Lawyers Association, Tufts Social Impact Network, Tufts Alumni Boston and Tisch College. A short book signing and networking reception will follow the talk.
Colgate-Palmolive and National Medical Fellowships (NMF) are proud to offer the second annual Colgate-Palmolive/NMF Dental Leadership Program. Established in 2017, this need-based award provides two (2) $5,000 scholarships to support underrepresented minority students, who are enrolled in an accredited US dental school (DDS or DMD) program and demonstrate commitment to leadership and serving medically underserved communities.
The application for the 2018 scholarship is now available at www.nmf.fluidreview.com. Applications are due November 14, 2018. The Scholar Eligibility Requirements are as follows:
Proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter
Currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. Dental School Program (DDS or DMD)
Underrepresented minority student. NMF designates the following racial/ethnic groups as underrepresented minorities: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Americans (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian), Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islander.
Commitment to leadership and serving medically underserved communities
A group of 6 volunteers from TUSDM joined ADO in giving a presentation on Dentures vs. Implants for around 30 seniors at the Golden Age Center in Chinatown on Thursday, October 4.
This presentation was requested by the seniors following oral health presentations previously given at the center. Three second year Cantonese speaking students Sammie Huang (D21), Andy Cheung (D21), and Alexis Yip (D21) gave the presentation in Cantonese together, and a third year, Ping Zeng (D20), was present to give the technical answers, which were then translated to Cantonese. Emerly Hsu (D21) and Irene Lang (D21) were also able to translate for some Mandarin-speaking seniors.
Irene Lang (D21) reflects: “For me, as ADO’s community service representative, the preparation for this bilingual presentation on a more technical dental topic was both a challenging and rewarding learning experience. Because I was unable to find one single volunteer with both the Cantonese language skills and the technical knowledge necessary to give the presentation, I needed the help of a team of people with separate, but necessary skills, to give the presentation. From collaborating heavily with Ping Zeng, a third year, on making the presentation, to having the powerpoint itself translated by 2 bilingual friends, to involving 3 separate bilingual D21s on giving the presentation, I had a humbling experience in working with a team to accomplish a goal that initially seemed deceptively simple.
Successfully finishing the presentation was very rewarding, because despite some hiccups with language barriers, the seniors were extremely engaged with this presentation than they had been with previous oral health instruction presentations. We spent almost half an hour answering their individual questions. This presentation at the Golden Age Center was a humbling, and exciting experience to learn more about how we can sometimes bridge the gap between what community organizations request and what we can do. “
TUSDM chapter of ASDA did a phenomenal job with their latest newsletter, Impressions | Fall 2018. Check it out to keep updated with the latest in national and local ASDA news, faculty spotlights, and other TUSDM happenings! This issue celebrates the 150th anniversary of TUSDM, shows where the D18s are today, and exhibits the bright minds of our Tufts dental community with a vibrant, new layout design!
Do you have a knack for writing? Do you have an issue that you are particularly passionate about and would like to share with the school? If you are interested in writing for future editions of Impressions, or getting involved with any other aspect of it, please contact David Somoza-Valle at email@example.com.