Category Archives: What’s New

Funding for Community Service Work Available!

Tisch_Tufts Logo Up to $1000 available for student groups and $500 for individual students for community service activities. The Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement welcomes requests for funding of events, projects, and programs with a clear connection to active citizenship. For more information, visit the Tisch Fund Website. 

Dental Central Bulletin Board Posted!


Did  you see what’s new outside Merritt: Dental Central’s new bulletin board! Thanks to Aekta Patel (D18) for helping to get it started!
Opportunity: Promote Your Student Group or Class’s good work!
Dental Central Bulletin Board is available for groups to use for 3-4 weeks to highlight your class or groups community service work. Use photos, reflections. It’s a great way to get your message out and highlight your group’s goals and priorities. It is also a terrific way to reach out to students, faculty and staff.  You can rotate information as often as you like during your slot. Email Nancy Marks with your top 2 preferences of months. First Come/First serve.
Coming mid-October:  Global Connections!

Join the D18s at the Oral Cancer Walk for Awareness

OCF Walk Flyer_PRINTThis year’s Oral Cancer Walk for Awareness will be taking place October 4th at 11am at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Boston! Sign up at to join the Tufts Dental Team. Only $15 for students and $25 for non-students, everyone is welcome!
For more information, you can contact the D18 Community Service Chairs at

RSVP for the Provost’s Diversity Reception Dinner

Provost David Harris invites you to an evening of music, food, and friends at the Provost’s Diversity Reception on Wednesday, October 14th, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus. This is an RSVP event open to graduate students across all campuses of the university. Come enjoy the music of João Nogueira, sample food from various ethnic restaurants around the area, and learn about MEGA (Multi-Ethnic Graduate Alliance) and its related programs. Provost Harris and Chief Diversity Officer Mark Brimhall-Vargas will make opening remarks, and look forward to meeting graduate students from every school. Faculty and staff are also welcome! Please send R.S.V.P.’s to by October 7th. Click here to see the event flyer.

AAPD At Cradles to Crayons

imageLast week, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry visited Cradles to Crayons in Brighton. The goal of Cradles to Crayons is to provide children in need with quality items of clothing, school supplies and other everyday necessities. Group leader Tracy Tchintchin (D18) had this say about the event:

“From this experience I was reminded of several things. For example, when donating, donate quality items! Sometimes, when we are giving things away, the focus is on clearing out a closet or storage space. We must remember that every item will have a new owner. I also was reminded of the lives of many unfortunate children, and of the importance of giving. It was a great learning experience.

Attend the Schweitzer Leadership Conference: Scholarships available!

image002TUSDM’s Dept. of Public Health and the Dept. of Student Affairs are pleased to offer 6-8 scholarships for this exciting one-day conference!

The annual Schweitzer Leadership Conference is an unparalleled opportunity for established and emerging professionals with an interest in building healthier communities to learn from leaders who are shaping the way we thinktalk, and act when it comes to health equity, health care, social change, and public policy.

Schweitzer Leadership Conference in Boston.

. Topics for plenaries and breakout sessions include:

  • Innovative models of care for populations who are low-income or homeless
  • Collaborative care models for children with mental health care needs
  • Scaling up pilot programs to statewide health interventions
  • Skill-building sessions, such as group facilitation, story-telling, and creating an organizational culture of humility in service

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network in an intimate setting with experienced leaders, acclaimed innovators, and emerging professionals who share your interest in building healthier communities! Click here for more details.

When: October 24, 2015

Where: Marriott Courtyard Hotel,  275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm   Breakfast & Registration begins at 8am

To Apply for a scholarship: Please send your name, class year and a TWO PARAGRAPH letter of interest to by FRIDAY, Oct 2. Please include:

  1. Why you want to attend the conference
  2. In what ways do you see giving back to the TUSDM community