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SNDA Community Servings: Food Heals

On November 8th, Student National Dental Association (SNDA) volunteered at a Community Servings: Food Heals event in Jamaica Plain, MA. They were able to help organize meals for those in need!

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “SNDA had a fabulous time serving at Community Servings, a not-for-profit food & nutrition program. We jammed out to music while we packaged a variety of home made meals that will be sent to families with chronic illnesses for free. It was amazing seeing how everything was organized based on the individuals dietary needs. Also, the staff was amazing!”

HANCO AC/DC Oral Cancer Screenings

On October 28th, Head and Neck Cancer Organization (HANCO) volunteered at the AC/DC Seminar in Boston  to promote oral health and head and neck cancer awareness. Daria Ameri (D19) and Aekta Patel (D18) also gave a presentation on head & cancer.

Aekta Patel (D18) reflects: “At this event, we saw again that many people are unaware of head & neck cancer, along with their overall dental health. We were able to spread awareness of dentistry, and really appreciated that the community was very receptive towards learning more about oral health.”

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Boston

 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 2018-2019 cohort will open on November 14, and applications are due February 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  Continue reading Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Boston

Bulletin Board Spotlight: SPEA & HDA

Happy November!!
Come by the 7th floor and check out the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA) bulletin board by the mailboxes. They posted pictures from previous events, useful information, and the group objectives. You can also pick up a free handbook!

And don’t miss the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) bulletin board by the 7th floor lounge and check out where HDA goes on their global service learning trip and fun pictures!

Sign-up for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community! There are only a couple spots left!!

HPSP Troop Drive

Today starts the annual Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)‘s Troop Drive to collect items and donations to be sent to our troops overseas during the Holidays. Every noontime hour until next Tuesday 11/21,  a table will be set up in the 4th floor Sackler cafeteria for collection. Popular items include DVDs, CDs, holiday decorations, T-shirts, work out items, magazines, candy etc. If you donate cash, it’ll help with the postage or be used to purchase items. Just imagine yourself being overseas, far from home, serving your country. What would you like to receive? What would pleasantly surprise you?

In addition, if you have a relative or know someone serving overseas in the military; email Dr. Rankin before Thanksgiving to make sure  they receive something during the Holidays!

Alber Schweitzer Leadership Conference Reflections

Reflections from Nine Student Leaders on the Schweitzer Leadership Conference

The Depts. of Public Health and Student Affairs offered Scholarships for nine rocking D20 and D21 student leaders to attend the Spark Event! Their reflections will open your mind to some new ideas in leadership and dentistry. Take a read!

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