The 10th Annual ASDA District 1 Student Debate will be held at Yankee Dental Congress in the Westin Waterfront Hotel Grand Ballroom on Saturday, February 2nd at 4:30pm. An awards ceremony will kick off the debate, presented by MDS President, Dr. Howard Zolot.
The Debate will feature multiple rounds of friendly competition between all five District 1 schools (Tufts, BU, Harvard, UNE and UConn) plus a pre-dental ream. Teams will face off across multiple rounds, arguing pertinent policy and ethical issues fronting students and practitioners alike.
Immediately following the Debate will be a student reception featuring a DJ, food, drinks, games, and a photo booth – this is a great opportunity to meet other District 1 students and local dentists!
Please reserve your spot at the Student Debate here.
Building up to the debate, participate in the Yankee Student Scavenger Hunt starting in the North Lobby and continuing on the exhibit hall floor. Start at the Welcome Center on Saturday, February 2nd for your first clue and complete the challenges – winners will be announced at the student reception.
Photo: Opening Reception featuring The Many Faces of Mental Health exhibit, January 24th.
You are invited to an Opening Reception for Stigma Unstuck: A Mental Health Art Series at Tufts on Thursday, January 24th at 5-7:30 p.m. in the 4th floor of the Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex, CLIC Bldg. 574 Boston Ave, Medford. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend. To attend please click here to RSVP.
This event highlights the installation of The Many Faces of Mental Health, conceived of by artist Lynda Cutrell working in collaboration with partners from science and journalism, to address issues of stigma and mental illness. Large scale portraits, three-dimensional sculptures, video installations and paintings, as well as white boards for capturing viewers reactions, will be on view across all four floors of the CLIC building
Stigma Unstuck: A Mental Health Art Series at Tufts is a multi-event art and film series aimed at bringing greater awareness and understanding to mental health issues to facilitate shifts in attitudes that perpetuate stigma and discrimination in our community.
Join ADO for an interprofessional volunteering opportunity with medical and nutrition students! This week, they will be teaching the kids about dairy and making a snack for them to take home. Sign up here!
The event is this Friday, 11/30, 5:30pm at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (38 Ash Street), room 501. It is located in the same building as the Metropolitan apartments!
The Student National Dental Association is hosting its annual “Impressions Day” on November 10th from 8:30am – 4:00pm! This annual event brings students around the city of Boston and surrounding states to participate in a wide variety of events such as interactive impressions workshops, resume building, tours, DAT Test Prep, panel discussions, and so much more!
VOLUNTEER SLOTS STILL OPEN!
Please sign up below if you would like to volunteer from 9:00-12:00! We appreciate any time you can possibly give on this great day!
Please join us at our Impressions Day Volunteer Informational Meeting on Monday, November 5th at 12PM in Pre-Clin Room 848.
If you have any questions about the program or volunteer informational meeting, please email SNDA Diversity Initiatives Officer Chelsea Straughn (Chelsea.Straughn@tufts.edu).
If you know any pre-dental students interested in attending, they can purchase tickets at this link: https://bit.ly/2M8UTcS
Thank you in advance for your contribution to SNDA’s Impressions Day 2018, Tufts Family!
This past weekend HDA joined the Mexican Consulate of Boston in New Hampshire to help provide services to the Mexican population there. The volunteers (Gabriela Sangiovanni (D21), Daniela Rendon (D21), Katherine Ynisare(D21), Lily Razavi (D21)) and Faculty advisor, Dr. Correa, enjoyed a wonderful morning/afternoon providing oral health instructions to adults and children of all ages.
Gabi Sangiovanni (D21) reflects: “We also played games with the kids that involved teaching them about nutrition and oral hygiene instructions as well. It was great to see how much the community enjoyed our visit and the help we were able to provide. We look forward to more events in the near future and hope to continue working alongside the Mexican Consulate to help the Mexican communities in the New England area.”
On Saturday October 13th, Lauren Lubowitz (D21), Rayna Silva (D20), Kristina Caravelli (D21), Marina Kanakos (D21), and Emily Thomas (D20) joined AAWD at the monthly Tufts Community Wellness Initiative (TCWI) at the Asian Community Development Corporation to present health information alongside medical and nutrition students. This month’s topic was osteoporosis, and AAWD presented on MRONJ. The audience was very engaged and had lots of questions. It was a unique opportunity to present in an interprofessional environment as well as practice public speaking skills.
Check out AAWD’s page to get more involved in the organization!
You are invited!
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.
Smile Squad members once again participated at the yearly Tufts Community Day event held at the Medford campus on September 30th!
Thais Antunes (D20) reflects: “The weather this year was perfect. It was great to see the turnout as there were upwards of 3,000 people throughout the day. Families from the Medford, Somerville and surrounding areas enjoyed a day full of fall activities including pumpkin carving, painting, scavenger hunts and more. The day however was not complete until each child had a chance to interact with our puppets and use our toothbrushes to demonstrate how they brush their teeth at home. The children were eager to use our large colorful toothbrushes and enjoyed demonstrating their brushing techniques. One parent reflected, “if only my child was this eager to brush at home”. Our hope is that by going out to the community and participating at events like these, the children will learn more about the importance of oral hygiene and improve their habits at home. Children learn by exposure and experiences which is why our presence at events like these is so important. Our members did a phenomenal job teaching brushing and flossing techniques to the children. Some of our members reflected on their experience:”
Allie Penta – D21 “I loved teaching the kids how to brush and seeing how excited they were to try it”
Sophia Heitmiller – D21 “We handed out hundreds of toothbrushes and it was great to make a positive impression on all those children”
Mehtab Manji – D22 “It was amazing to see kids super excited to learn about brushing and flossing. Parents were also very excited and happy with the puppet learning”
Alyssa Kotin – D21 “I had a great time seeing so many kids of all ages excited to learn more about their teeth”.
Olivia Capotorto- D21 “It was great seeing how excited the parents were watching the children practice brushing and flossing”