DC Says Thank You & Bon Voyage, D20 Cindy Park…And Welcome D22 Nehal Shah!

Each year in the Fall, DC reluctantly says goodbye to our third year staff, in order to give him or her the time to focus on their clinical work. So it is with a heavy heart that we offer a big round of appreciation for all D20 Cindy Se Park has brought to DC—creativity,  commitment, attention to details…and a great laugh!  Although we love Cindy, we know we must let her focus her magical powers to her clinical work (…well, not all her powers—she will still be working her magic TUSDM’s Global Service work!)  Thanks for everything Cindy!

“It has been an incredible 2 years working on the Dental Central staff team. I had the privilege to not only feel like I belonged to all of the 43 student organizations here at TUSDM, but also to firsthand witness all of the awe-inspiring, meaningful, and empowering opportunities run by students and faculty. I want to thank all of the current/previous DC team members, Tisch College, TUSDM and Nancy Marks for this invaluable experience. Dental Central will always have a special place in my heart (:” – Cindy Park.

At the same time, DC is so fortunate to have found D22 Nehal Shah to join our team.
Nehal will be working closely with DC’s other rock star staff, D21 Pranali Vyas!

Nehal Shah is a California native who has just started his journey here at TUSDM. As the first year staff member for Dental Central, he will be responsible for helping keep the DC website content up-to-date by creating weekly posts, maintaining the events calendar, and helping with general website maintenance, hoping to keep the TUSDM community as informed as possible. As a new and fresh pair of eyes on staff, we are confident Nehal will be a great addition in helping continue growing Dental Central and push its goals further.

Outside of dental school, Nehal enjoys traveling, cooking, and is a photography enthusiast. He also brings with him relevant experience; for years now, Nehal has had his own wedding photography business, SHAHRP Studios, traveling nationwide to capture events. His background in the art of photography and graphic designing will be a great asset in his position on the DC staff. We are excited to have Nehal on board!

SNDA Impressions Day right around the corner!

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!

VOLUNTEER MEETING
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!

HDA volunteers at the Mexican Consulate

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.”

AAWD Volunteers at Tufts Community Wellness Initiative!

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!

COME VOLUNTEER! Operation Legacy 2018

Come out on a Friday for a packing party of dental supplies for the New England Center and Home for Veterans. Friday November 9th, 2018,  2-4 PM , volunteers will receive a t-shirt from the Travis Manion Foundation.

For More information & Event Registration, visit:
https://exchange.tufts.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=-O9jiPEiphWdUcD9jitNJQTkngbmAIr_AnGtcaMf18kB3rKo9zbWCA..&URL=https%3a%2f%2fdonate.travismanion.org%2fevent%2foperation-legacy-fall-2018-boston-ma-ne-center-and-home-for-veterans%2fe207646

Call for Artists! Transgender Day of Remembrance

The LGBT Center, the University Chaplaincy, and the Office of the Provost are cosponsoring the second annual Trans Day of Remembrance student art project. The project will speak to themes of trans identity, resilience, and celebration, with special attention to the experiences of trans people of color and survivors of transmisogynistic violence. Proposals may, but don’t have to, involve depictions of the trans and non-binary people lost to violence since November 2017. We hope to work collaboratively with a student artist in the Tufts and SMFA community to design the project and create the exhibit. The project may be moved to different locations on campus throughout its exhibition and will be accompanied in its various display spaces by trans-affirming resources made available by local organizations that support trans and non-binary wellness, community, and activism. The artist selected will be allotted a $500 budget for materials to create the project and receive a separate stipend of $1000. We expect to begin displaying the project in its first location on November 20th. No formal artist training is required. Trans and non-binary students are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send (1) a short (~150-200 words) account of your personal interest in being a part of the project, (2) a short proposal of your vision for the exhibit (style of portraits, manner of display, etc) including a rough breakdown of how you expect to use the $500 materials budget, and (3) three examples of portrait/depiction work that reflect the style you’d bring the project to both Hope Freeman (hope.freeman@tufts.edu) and Walker Bristol (walker.bristol@tufts.edu) with the subject line “Trans Day of Remembrance Project.” You can also e-mail Hope or Walker with any questions about the project.

To learn more, visit go.tufts.edu/TDOR.

Greater Boston Sjögren’s Support Group Meeting

You are invited!

Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Meeting Location
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.


Kindly RSVP to: david@dry.org

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

Bringing in the Big Guns: How Voters Can Disarm America’s Gun Lobby

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.

RSVP requested here

Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health.