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Class of 2017 Senior Awards!

Class of 2017 Senior Awards!
ENDODONTICS
GENERAL DENTISTRY
BASIC SCIENCES
IMPLANTOLOGY
ORAL PATHOLOGY
ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
ORTHODONTICS
PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
PERIODONTOLOGY
PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
RECOGNITION FOR LEADERSHIP
RECOGNITION FOR ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM AND CITIZENSHIP
RECOGNITION FOR ACHIEVEMENT AND DISTINCTION IN RESEARCH
RECOGNITION FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DISTINCTION

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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!

Tufts Presidential Award Winners: Alexis Irby (D17) and Lauren Vargas (D17)

Huge congratulations to Tufts Presidential Award Winners, Alexis Irby (D17) who was nominated by Dr. Holland, and Lauren Vargas (D17) who was nominated by Dr. Correa!! The Presidential Award for Civic Life award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across Tufts University for outstanding achievement in community service and community leadership. They were selected by Dean Thomas and awarded this prestigious honor by President Monaco  and Dean Solomont, Tisch College for Civic Life.

We are so proud!! (:

Swarm to serve | Gary Kersey (D20)

SWARM TO SERVE: The buzz surrounding an initiative to replenish 18 community libraries and how a TUSDM student is partnering to improve health literacy.

 Written by: Gary Kersey, Jr.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine ‘20
The youngest and first to co- author a children’s dental book, entitled: “Everyone Smiles”. Member of the Health Literacy Intensive at TUSDM. Community Service Liaison for the Student National Dental Association.

This past Spring Break, I was able to form a partnership with the Charlotte Hornets/NBA and Bank of America on their 2017 Book Drive to replenish 18 libraries within the community. I became aware of the book drive while browsing the Hornets’ website as I am an avid sports fan and always like to keep up with the latest news involving sports teams from my home-state. While on the website, I came across a post regarding a Book Drive which sparked a thought to reach out to a friend who serves as the Manager of Marketing for the Hornets organization.

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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.

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Bates-Andrews Research Day

Thank you all for your support and participation on Bates-Andrews Research Day! 

It was a very successful event, and we want to acknowledge not only the winners, listed below, but also all of the students who participated and the many faculty who assisted with judging and mentoring our student researchers. The commercial exhibitors provide the funding for this event. We appreciate their support and thank everyone who visited their tables. Special thanks go to our Keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Milman, who gave an excellent presentation on “Distilling Your Message”, strategies for effective communication in research and in practice.

If you would like to see some photos from the event, the Bates Student Research Group posted a bunch on Facebook and Instagram: @bsrg   #BatesDay2017

Winners of this year’s Bates-Andrews Day are as follows:

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New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society Scholarship

Another great scholarship opportunity: New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society Scholarship!

In order to be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled for the upcoming academic year (2017-2018) at an accredited medical or dental institution.
  • Be a member of the New England Hellenic Medical & Dental Society, and be of Hellenic descent.
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance and/or financial need.
  • Display an ongoing interest and commitment to the health field and to Hellenic issues.
  • Be able to be present on May 6, 2017 to accept the award.

The application for this scholarship is available online. Applications are to be filed directly with the NEHMDS scholarship committee no later than April 10th, 2017. Questions should be directed to the NEHMDS at nehmds@nehmds.org.