Category Archives: Awards, Contests, and Programs

Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement – Application For Funding now open!

Tisch Fund grad prof early deadline flyer

THIS IS GREAT FOR STUDENT GROUPS WITH A COOL COMMUNITY SERVICE VISION!

Have an idea for a project, program, or event connected to an important community problem or social issue?

The Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement supports individual students, groups of students, or student organizations who seek to engage members of the Tufts community through a project or event that addresses community issues and strengthens civic life. Up to $1000  per student group or $500 per individual.

Visit activecitizen.tufts.edu/tischfund for more information and application details.

Deadlines in October and November.

Questions? Contact Nancy Marks nancy.marks@tufts.edu 

Dental Central D21 Trivia – Thank You D21s!

D20s, thank you for participating in Dental Central Trivia! We hope you had fun and learned a lot about TUSDM and Dental Central in the process.

Our final winner for the final week of D21 Trivia is… *drumroll, please*… Ambika Kumaran!

D21 Trivia may have come to an end, but don’t stop exploring and utilizing Dental Central! As you become involved in student organizations, encourage your group to post events and reflections to Dental Central and to share pictures to the Social Wall using #tusdm and #dentalcentral.

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program Class with Jason Berglund and Andrew Lum

Left: Jason Berglund, second from left
Right: Andrew Lum

Congratulations to Andrew Lum, one of two dental students in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2017-2018 Medical Research Scholars Program Class (MSRP)! Andrew has taken a year off to dedicate his time to his research interests and will return next year to resume his fourth year as a member of the Class of 2019. He will be back in November to share more about what he is studying, but, in the meantime, he has given us a sneak peek into his experience:

“In just a few short weeks, MRSP has proven to be an incredible opportunity working with and learning from the brightest, most passionate researchers in biomedical science. Following in the footsteps of numerous TUSDM fellows such Jason, who have had tremendous success in the program is quite an honor.” –Andrew Lum

Jason Berglund, who has returned to complete his fourth year this fall, spent his time at MRSP studying the origin of tumor-induced osteomalacia, a rare disease characterized by benign tumors that overproduce a hormone called fibroblast growth factor 23 and, ultimately, leads to bone pain, fractures, and muscle weakness. Read more about his experience HERE and be sure to give him a warm welcome back when you see him in the halls!

Final Week of Dental Central D21 Trivia

Every Monday, students from the D21 class had the opportunity to win a prize by answering one weekly trivia question related to Dental Central.

This is the final week to play DC D21 Trivia! All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring for your chance to win!

Week 4 Winner: Congratulations to Kaitlyn O’Connell!

This week’s question: See bulletin board on the 7th floor by the mailboxes 🙂

Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

Dental Central Week 4 D21 Trivia!

Hop on Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted.

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D21 will win a PRIZE each week!

Week 3 Winner: Congratulations to Min Ji Cho!

This week’s question: See bulletin board on the 7th floor by the mailboxes 🙂

Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

AAPHD exciting opportunity!

Attention 3rd years/D19s!!

There’s a special opportunity for you guys! They are looking for a passionate third year student to collaborate with Prof. Hagel and Dr. Patterson on an initiative with Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. For more info  email AAPHD@tufts.edu.

Dental Central D21 Trivia: Week 2

Hop on to Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted. Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D21 will win a prize each week!

Week 1 winner: Congratulations to Jamie Abraham!

Week 2 question: See bulletin board on the 7th floor by the mailboxes 🙂

Colgate-Palmolive & NMF Leadership program scholarship

Colgate-Palmolive and National Medical Fellowship (NMF) are pleased to announce The Colgate-Palmolive/NMF Dental Leadership Program. 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/DMD) program and demonstrate commitment to leadership and serving medically underserved communities. Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Click HERE for link

Dental Central D21 Trivia

Hop on Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted. Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D21 will win a prize each week!

This week’s question:

Which student group runs a free healthcare project on a bimonthly basis for underserved populations where dental students provide oral screenings, fluoride varnish, and more?

An alumni’s special gift to SPEA

Pictured below from left to right: Ahmad Abazari D19 (D19 Representative), Dr. Kathryn Ragalis (Advisor), Stefane Bourguignon D20 (Secretary), Dr. Huw Thomas (Dean of TUSDM), Dr. Steve Rubin (Advisor), Lauren Hagspiel D19 (Vice President), Ashley Mullaney D19 (Treasurer), Ian Dickinson D19 (President), Jesse Huston D19 (Member at Large)

Tufts Alumni Loves Ethics!

Last month the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA) received a generous donation from TUSDM alumnae Dr. Janice Conrad, who sent a check with the award money from winning the Thomas Winkler Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Dentistry.

If you haven’t heard of SPEA (or the ACD), we are an organization focused on encouraging, maintaining, and promoting the further learning of ethical and professional behavior in the dental profession. SPEA is your friendly liaison for ethical queries or when you want policy changes at Tufts.

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