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D17s and Postdocs–Apply to Honos Civicus!

2016 TUSDM Honus Civicus Inductees

Have you demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service and civic engagement? The Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service are accepting applications for the Honos Civicus Society Class of 2017 at TUSDM. Honos Civicus, Latin for “Civic Honors,” celebrates and publicly recognizes graduating predoctoral and postdoctoral students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service and civic engagement during their studies at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  Honos Civicus provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon TUSDM’s community involvement while creating an alumni network of health professionals who are excited to continue their commitment to active citizenship throughout their careers.

Applications Due Feb. 26th!

For more information and the online application:

http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/honos-civicus-tusdm/

Additional Questions? Contact Professor Kathryn Dolan or Nancy Marks, Dept. of Public Health, TUSDM

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Information Session

ASF is hosting an information session on Jan 10 at 7pm in CE classroom (15th fl).

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Boston is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Founded in 1992, the Boston Chapter is the oldest of the Schweitzer program sites located across the U.S. dedicated to developing a pipeline of emerging professionals who enter the workforce with the skills and commitment necessary to address unmet health needs. Since the program’s inception, Schweitzer Fellows in Boston—competitively chosen from health-focused graduate student applicants in a variety of fields—have worked tirelessly to address health disparities and the social determinants of health throughout the greater Boston and Worcester areas.  Upon successful completion of the initial Fellowship year, Fellows have the opportunity to participate in an alumni network of Fellows for Life– an interdisciplinary pipeline of emerging professionals who are dedicated and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities.

The application period for the 2017-2018 cohort is soon and applications are due February 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Prospective Fellows should be prepared to partner with a local community agency and design a community service project that seeks to provide direct service to an underserved population.  This project should focus on addressing health and/or the social determinants of health in the population served.

To find out more about the application process, and hear about current Fellows’ experiences, attend the information session on January 10 (Tues) at 7pm in TUSDM CE classroom (15th fl). Food will be served.

2016 ADA Health Literacy Essay Contest for 3rd Years

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TUSDM has been selected as one of six dental schools to participate in the 2016 ADA Health Literacy Essay Contest

This contest is sponsored by the American Dental Association and open to 3rd-year dental students at participating dental schools only.

–          Topic: Sweetened Beverages and Their Effect on Oral Health

–          Target Audience: readers of ADA’s consumer website – www.mouthhealthy.org

Please see the attached flyer for more information on contest goals, essay requirements, and winning prizes.

Official contest rules found here: http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/health-literacy-in-dentistry

Important dates:

  • October 1, 2016 – Deadline for Students to submit essays to Professor Dolan.
  • November 15, 2016– Deadline for TUSDM to submit three winning entries to the ADA.
  • January 2017– ADA will announce the winning essay.

All complete submissions should be sent to Kathryn.Dolan@tufts.edu by Oct. 1, 2016.

Scholarship Opportunity – ADA Foundation Scholarships for Those Interested in Public Health

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Application Period NOW OPEN.

If Interested in any of the scholarships, please contact Dr. Kasberg at robert.kasberg@tufts.edu.

The ADA Foundation is now accepting applications for four programs that provide funding to dental students and to dental schools for student-driven efforts whose goal is to improve the oral health of the public. See the individual grant guidelines for complete information.

Continue reading Scholarship Opportunity – ADA Foundation Scholarships for Those Interested in Public Health

Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement – Application Deadlines In October and November!

Tisch Fund grad prof early deadline flyerHave 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 $1,500 is available.

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

Deadlines in October and November

Questions? Contact Maggie McMorrow at maggie.mcmorrow@tufts.edu.

D17s – Loan Repayment through National Health Service Corps

logo-nhscAttention D17 Students – Great opportunity for loan repayment!

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers a tax-free loan repayment program that provides up to $120,000 to dental students in return for a commitment to take your skills to communities that need them the most. To learn more about this unique opportunity, visit the NHSC website. The application cycle is currently open and will close Thursday October 13, 2016.

Dental Central D20 Trivia – Thank you D20s!

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 10.30.58 AMD20s, thank you for participating in the first ever Dental Central Trivia and making it a success!

Our final winner for week 4 is *drumroll, please*… Rana Dabbagh!

We hope you had fun and learned a lot about TUSDM and Dental Central in the process. D20 Trivia has now 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 share pictures to the Social Wall using #tusdm and #dentalcentral.

The Dental Central Team is also looking for D20 Representative! We are looking for someone creative and innovative to help us to grow Dental Central. If building the TUSDM community is important to you and you have an interest in technology, please contact Nancy Marks to learn more about joining the Dental Central Team.