The Dental Central bulletin boards on the 7th floor are available to highlight student group’s voice, vision and activities! Use photos and narratives—its a great way to highlight your goals and is a great way to inspire students to get involved. Show your community service activities…or provide education on an issue important to the TUSDM community. Some groups pick a month that has particular significance to the meaning of their club (i.e. LGBTQA often chooses May in advance of Gay Pride; AAWD often chooses March – the month of International Women’s Day.)
Reserve a Bulletin Board on the 7th floor near Merritt and the Student Lounge: Check out this link to sign up your student organization and get a month of the Bulletin Board spotlight!
The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS) and Y2Y Harvard Square need Tufts students and community members to help provide shelter at a critical time of the year for individuals experiencing homelessness in the local community. Volunteers are needed for breakfast, dinner, evening, and overnight shifts. Our shelters offer opportunities for students to develop understanding of the greater issues surrounding homelessness and gain leadership experience! Start your volunteer journey by applying for a regular weekly shift, a break shift, or one time substitute shifts; both individuals and groups are welcome. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Generation Vote is a new student-driven nonpartisan organization whose mission is to educate, mobilize and connect young people to be agents of change in local electoral and advocacy campaigns. To accomplish their mission they developed a model of engagement in which students start a team on their campus, use surveys to develop platforms that reflect the interests of local young people and drive turnout based on their ideas. Throughout the process, they train young people with our unique curriculum and offer them mentorship from their team of experienced activists and advisors.
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AIDPH’s Federal Service Internship
The American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) would like to invite applications to the Federal Service Internship (FSI) in Washington, DC October 9th-12th. FSI connects students with federal agencies to learn more about federally administered public health programs and opportunities. This internship includes of visits to HRSA, NIDCR, NLM, SAMHSA, and the FDA with presentations from the CDC. This experience is limited to current dental and dental hygiene students. It is anticipated that applicants would provide proof of student status. There is no tuition to participate in the program; however, students are expected to sponsor their own travel and accommodations.
***Note: Previously, this experience has been limited to current Dental Public Health Residents. Applicants from this expanded eligibility will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis until available slots are filled. Applications will close on September 7th.***
To learn more about this experience and submit an application, visit the AIDPH website. You can reach the Program Coordinator, Annaliese Cothron, at email@example.com for questions.
Volunteer spots open to help with the bi-weekly student-run Sharewood Dental Project!
TODAY, January 3rd
During these sessions, students meet with visitors from the local community to conduct oral health/ cancer screenings, demonstrate proper oral hygiene instructions, and help in referring out for further dental treatment. For tomorrow. We will meet at 5:15 PM by the cafe near the main entrance of the hospital (ABP) and head out together on the Orange Line to St. Paul’s Parish in Malden.
Bring Loupes and clinic appropriate attire (scrubs or business casual).
Students from all years are welcome to volunteer!
If you’re interested in joining us, please sign-up through this link:
Help IB Biology students at Josiah Quincy Upper School to design and execute their big independent labs.
- Do one 45 min. session or more!
- In person or on the phone
Looking for help during these times:
Help with LAB Design: Feb 2nd to the 12th – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1:15pm to 3pm or After School (m,t,t,f – 2:50-4 or less) (w – 11:30 – when you want to leave)
Help with Data Processing and Evaluation: Feb 22nd to March 4th – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1:15pm to 3pm – or After School (m,t,t,f – 2:50-4 or less) (w – 11:30 – when you want to leave)
EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS OR AVAILABILITY: firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you enjoy playing an instrument or singing and are looking for an outlet to practice/perform, think about visiting Saint Francis House! Every day during both mornings and afternoons, Tufts students are welcome to come to the shelter, a 5 minute walk from Tufts, and perform for people there. It’s a great way to take a study break and hone your musical skills while brightening the days of people going through tough times.
If interested please email Jim Whitledge at email@example.com
Tufts Stands with Nepal: Opportunities to Support Relief Efforts
On April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. With aftershocks of 6.5 magnitude having continued since, the death toll nears 5,000 and continues to rise. A little of your support can go a long way in the immediate relief and long-term recovery of this incredible country. As a Tufts community, let us commit to standing with Nepal as the country responds and recovers.
Here is how together, we can do exactly that!
Donate via Venmo to “SAPAC Tufts,” which is currently sending funds to GlobalGiving.
On Facebook, like the page “Tufts Stands with Nepal” to learn more about and get involved in organizing and mobilizing efforts on Tufts campus.
To stay in the loop about , search #NepalQuakeRelief
Healthy Teeth/Health Body Initiative off to a great start!
During the past two Friday afternoons, TUSDM students have been involved with a pilot program teaching elementary kids about tooth decay and good nutrition from the Red Oaks After School program, located in the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown. Working with project advisors, Nancy Marks and Kathryn Dolan, the students designed and executed lesson plans that included games and activities geared towards these topics.
On Friday 4/10, Anjalee Shah (D16) and Olga Raptis (D16), along with Dental Central Rep for the project, Will Chao (D16), visited the kids to teach them about tooth decay and good oral health. The session began with Olga enthusiastically reading a book about tooth decay and visiting the dentist while Anjalee and Will helped engage the kids. Afterwards, they played a game of “Pin The Bacteria On The Tooth” which involved spinning the kids in circles and having them place magnets of bacteria onto a magnetic tooth board. The kids loved the game! For the last activity, the kids showed off their creativity with an arts and crafts project where they made their own mouths– with 10 teeth on the bottom and 10 on the top– by gluing on colored pieces of paper onto a paper plate.
The following week, Anjalee and Will returned to Josiah Quincy to teach the same students about maintaining healthy teeth and a healthy body. Anjalee read a book to the classroom while Will acted out the story with puppets. The kids then got to play a fun game where they picked a snack from a bin and placed it into another bin across the room while acting out how they thought it would make them feel if they ate it. There were kids running, skipping, and slumping around! In the end, the kids got to do another arts and crafts session where they drew in healthy food items into a body outlined on paper.
This upcoming Friday, we will return to the school to have the children make posters of what they learned. It should be a great way to reinforce some of the main themes that were emphasized during the prior visits. In the future, members of the AAPHD, Smile Squad and AAPD will be going into other afterschool classrooms after evaluating this pilot run.