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Student Research Grants from Tisch Community Research Center

Deadline: Wednesday, March 15

The Tisch College Community Research Center at Tufts (TCRC) is a collaborative of Tufts researchers and community representatives from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford. A new request for proposal (RFP) solicits requests for micro-grants to support community-engaged student research. Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. We hope that students who apply will also consider joining our list of students involved with community engaged research. Find the RFP information here and contact TCRC Director Doug.Brugge@tufts.edu with any questions.

Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 Application Open

The Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 meeting will take place at Northeastern University from October 13-15. Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. More than $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2017 students to help them turn their ideas into action. The early decision and travel assistance deadline was March 1, 2017, but the final application deadline is May 1, 2017. Learn more here or contact mindy.nierenberg@tufts.edu.

Sharing is Caring (:

We’re proud of our TUSDM members who have been doing amazing work in the community. Rain or shine, students and faculty have been involved with all sorts of events, conventions, and volunteering opportunities. Please share with the rest of us what you have done or experienced! Any reflections about dentistry or community engagement is welcome. Whether it’s local or global, we want to hear them!!

Please send your posts to tuftsdc@gmail.com

Lunch&Learn: “Passing the Baton”-successful transition in leadership

Hello Student Leaders!

Are you stepping down from a leadership position in your student group and handing over the reins to the next person? Are you a new student group leader and don’t know what to ask of the person stepping down?

Come to a lunch and learn to support the successful transition from seasoned student group leader to those up-and-coming and/or newly elected!

What needs to be shared to keep momentum going? We will talk about best practices in how to do this and give out some material that will help with passing the baton.

The Lunch & Learn will take place on Tuesday, March 7 at 12-1PM in the alumni Lounge

This is an RSVP event! Please email Nancy Marks to let her know if you are coming…and for what group!

Health Policy Fellowship for Faculty

Applications being accepted until March 1, 2017
Email roger.galburt@tufts.edu for further details.

  • The Program Participant shall be required to identify a research topic that is relevant to both dental education and to broader oral health policy.
    • Possible areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to: oral health care utilization among specific populations, the distribution and subsequent activity of dental school graduates, the relationship of dental providers to ACO’s, etc.
    • During their three month participation in the Program, the program participant will be expected to work a standard 35 hour week on researching the designated area of inquiry, with the goal of preparing a comprehensive written Report summarizing their findings.
    • The Program Participant will be released from other teaching or clinical obligations to TUSDM during the term of the Program. Regular salary and benefits will be provided.
    • The Program Participant must be a TUSDM faculty member, at least 0.6 FTE (three days), in good standing.   

Funding Available for Post-Election Events!

Tisch College is pleased to continue supporting political learning and engagement by offering special funding to student groups and organizations for events connected to the 2016 presidential election. Applications will be considered for events that address the social, policy, and economic implications of the election, and funding is available for all types of organizations—political groups, activist groups, culture groups, music collectives, sports teams, Greek organizations, language societies, etc.—representing all political ideologies and perspectives.
Email Deena Alexander with any questions!

AAWD Members Mentor Young STEMinistas at Science Club for Girls ‘Show Me the Science’ Event

On Saturday February 18, 2017, AAWD Tufts colleagues teamed up with Science Club for Girls to host a ‘Show Me the Science’ event at Northeastern’s International Village. Our event goals included promoting scientific inquiry, building self-confidence through hands-on experiments, and increasing literacy in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) for girls from grades kindergarten to 8th grade.

Tufts Dental students Kristin Bradley (D20), Sandy Lor (D18), Christy Collins (D18), Mindy Nguyen (D18), Annie Le (D18) and Sangita Murali (D18) enjoyed fostering excitement and confidence in STEM through their Tooth Decay experiment with the young attendees. For the experiment, we divided up into stations.

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