Category Archives: Events

Tisch College event: James Forman “Locking up our own”

Mark your calendars for this special event! Tufts University Prison Initiative at Tisch College invites special guest James Forman, Yale Law professor and author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. The event will take place Thursday, September 21st at 12:00PM. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Jessica Chen

DSD: “Presentation of Dental Ergonomics” by Dr. Cheryl Abelow

Delta Sigma Delta (DSD) would like to invite you to a “Presentation of Dental Ergonomics” by Dr. Cheryl Abelow. The event will take place on September 13th at 7:00PM. Dr. Cheryl is a licensed doctor of physical therapy, and has been practicing in a wide range of rehabilitation environments for more than 20 years. Her experience has been quite broad, spanning almost every major area in a major medical center and in rehabilitation settings: orthopedics, pediatrics, ICU, cardiac care, neurology, oncology, pulmonary, and behavioral patients. Dr. Cheryl opened FlexPlus Physical Therapy in 2005 with the goal to provide one-on-one care to the MetroWest community. In 2016, FlexPlus joined the FYZICAL® family to provide state-of-the-art programs in balance and total well-being.

Please RSVP by 9/06 to

***Seating is limited. Snacks & Refreshments will be served.***

Hope you all can attend this presentation, as it’s very important to our health and profession!

Upcoming Events: D21 Elections and Student Activities Fair

Several exciting events are right around the corner for the Class of 2021! If you are interested in getting more involved as a student at TUSDM, take a look at the flyer for more information on

  • Class officer info meeting – September 5 @ 12pm-1pm
  • Class committee representative info meeting – September 7 @ 12pm-1pm
  • Class elections – September 12 @ 12pm-1pm
  • Student Activities Fair – September 26 @ 11am-1pm

Women in Leadership Initiative event reflection by Grace Kim (D19)

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On the evening of August 15th, a D21 Women in Leadership Initiative event was hosted. Dean Thomas, Dean Hanlon, Nancy Marks (Community Service Coordinator), Jacqueline Liu (D19)/ (Lead Event Organizer), D19 Panel (Grace Kim, Zamone Sawyer, Melody Chou, Nari Park), and D19/D20 volunteers all joined in welcoming attendees, affirming the high regard and support for the women of TUSDM. Participants were encouraged to feel empowered and supported by faculty and staff to pursue personal aspirations, and know there is every wish for women in each student class to experience encouragement in their endeavors.

It was gratifying to see the large number of D21s who attended this leadership event, as well as the significant number of D19 and D20 volunteers who helped in the planning and facilitating of table discussions. The event was aspirational and had all the elements for individual enlightenment, skill building and community building!

Grace Kim (D19), who was on the student panel, reflected, “I am thankful for TUSDM to facilitate the Women in Leadership event to encourage, empower, and cultivate female leaders in the community.  It was encouraging to see and meet other students who are willing to serve and be leaders in the community. It was empowering to hear about the panelists’ journey through dental school and how they are paving the way for female leadership.”

MOS Dental Forensics Camp with Dr. Melissa Ing

On July 12th at the Museum of Science, Dr. Melissa Ing organized and coordinated “Crime Boston Dental Forensics Camp” once again for the 3rd year in a row! A team of TUSDM students and faculty came to volunteer at the camp. Associate dean Emeritus Dr. Mike Goupil from UCONN had also participated, along with one of his students. Dr. Goupil is a forensic odontologist/OMFS who gave a presentation on head and neck anatomy, caries, alginate impressions, and bite mark identification. Dr. Goupil also brought some of his human specimens from forensic lab, which the kids were challenged to identify the specimens utilizing X-rays and dental charts. The dental forensics camp gained so much positive feedback that the dental group has been invited back year after year. It has been so popular at the museum and among the students that the waiting list to sign up sells out very quickly (by winter time) for the summer course!!

Photos taken and edited by: Gary Kersey (D21) and Kevin Campbell (D18).

ASDA District 1 Summer Social

You are ALL invited to the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) District 1 Summer Social! Not only will it help develop your leadership and team building skills, but it will be a great opportunity to network and hang out with other dental students within our district (Tufts, B.U., Harvard, U Conn, and UNE). I heard that it was an absolute blast last year, and I’m sure it will be even more fun this year! Details of the trip are as follows:

Date: 8/25-8/27 
Location: Jiminy Peak Resort (Hancock, MA)

**Very important – RSVP by Friday 7/28** – the link is here:

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AO Tooth Day @ Fenway

Alpha Omega is participating the annual Tooth Day at Fenway! We have Red Sox tickets for the game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, July 18th! Before the game starts, we will start the night by promoting oral health and performing oral cancer screenings to baseball fans that would like to participate. Then we can head into the stands to enjoy the game with TUSDM students and faculty! Tickets will be sold in the 7th floor lounge next week (June 26th – 30th) during lunch. Tickets are $34. You can venmo Kelly Ruggieri @kelly-ruggieri, pay via check to Trustees of Tufts College, or cash.