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

The winners for the 2nd Annual Global Perspectives photo contest have been announced! All Tufts students were invited to submit photos taken while studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad or, in the case of the last theme should represent global perspectives on Tufts’ campuses in Boston, Grafton, or Medford during the last year (i.e. during one or more of the following terms:  Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring, 2018 and Summer, 2018)

Photographs were judged based on their aesthetic value and on how well they respond to the category. Soroush placed first in the “One Health” Category.  

1st Place: Soroush Samimi, School of Dental Medicine, Service Learning / Volunteer, Graduate (Saint Anne, Jamaica) 


Early education and prevention is key. Each year we travel down to Jamaica with the initiative to improve oral care in remote communities. Familiarizing the children with oral hygiene techniques helps reduce their dental anxiety and reduces their risk of developing caries. We have been fortunate to come in touch with such beautiful souls and observe the improvement in oral care as well as their well-being throughout the years.