Support Faculty

Talented faculty are at the very heart of Tufts University School of Medicine. Our faculty are innovative scientists and caring physicians from around the world. Their research and teaching advance the fields of health and medicine, improve the lives of individuals and communities, and educate the next generation of healers.

Transformative Learning. Profound Discovery. Diverse Perspectives.

When you support Tufts faculty, you give our students access to the best minds in medicine. You ensure they gain the academic foundation, technical skills, and clinical experience they need to shape a healthier future for humanity.

Your gift also gives our outstanding educators the freedom to develop and pursue bold new approaches to teaching, research, and clinical care. Gifts help us attract and retain physicians, scientists, and healthcare professionals who represent a wide range of backgrounds, career phases, and specialties.

What You Can Support

There are a number of different ways you can help us recruit, support, and retain the faculty members that make Tufts such an extraordinary place to pursue a medical education.

Endowed Professorships

Endowed professorships help us attract and retain world-class senior faculty and rising young stars. Your gift can be directed to a professor with expertise in your specific area of interest.

Endowed Clerkship Directors

Clerkship directors are guiding mentors, helping students acquire the skills, confidence, humility, and resilience to be great physicians.

Startup Funds and Research Funds

Startup funds and research funds allow us to set up labs for cutting-edge researchers and promote collaboration that leads to breakthrough discoveries.

Being named to a professorship has a major impact on the way that I am perceived in the field. I’m viewed as more established. That will likely translate into invitations to give presentations, favorable grant reviews, and other outcomes that will enhance my research.

Jamie Maguire, Kenneth and JoAnn G. Wellner Professor and Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Meet Our Faculty

Learn about our faculty, and how they are training the next generation of researchers and patient focused physicians.


Jamie Maguire Appointed to Named Professorship

The School of Medicine neuroscience researcher is the inaugural Kenneth and JoAnn G. Wellner Professor.

Margie Skeer Appointed to Named Professorship

The inaugural Weiner Hailey Family Professor researches substance-misuse prevention at the School of Medicine.

Science Is Hard—Here’s How Mentors Make It Easier

Part advisor, part guide, part therapist—a good mentor is someone who can make all the difference in a career, especially if that career starts in a laboratory.

The Tools for Success

"The more diversity we can bring into highly competitive and respected fields like medicine, the better it is for all of us,” Gerard Gaughan, M71. His latest gift creates the Dr. Jane Murphy Gaughan Professorship in honor of his late wife.

Enable Excellence

Learn more about how your gift will power the groundbreaking work of our faculty, and enrich the entire Tufts community. Explore all the ways you can give.