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JUMBO PROUD! Congratulations to Chardai Lyde, D21, Omar Harmouche, D21, M21, Tyrell Fridie, D21, and Tyler Brown, D21, who have all been awarded the Presidential Award for Civic Life. This is the highest recognition for service, leadership, and civic engagement conferred by Tufts University. 25 undergraduate and graduate students and three faculty members make up the 2021 class of Presidential Award for Civic Life honorees.… #TUSDM2021 #JumboProud


Omar Harmouche, D21, M21

In his first year of dental school, Omar knew he wanted to pursue a nationwide health program in Lebanon. After working with dental faculty from Tufts and Harvard to develop a proposal, he presented it to the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, to the Lebanese Dental Association, and to representatives from every dental school in the region.

Chardai Lyde, D21

Throughout her four years at TUSDM, Chardai has been a leader on health equity and access issues both on and off campus. As President of Tufts Dental LGBTQA, Chardai developed a two-part lecture series with Fenway Health on LGBT culture and health and coordinated educational events and community outreach efforts to improve LGBTQA inclusivity.