Spring 2023 Springboard Research & Scholarship Awards

Iris Jaffe and Saloni Dev from the School of Medicine among recipients of grants
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We are delighted to announce award decisions for the Spring 2023 cycle of the Research and Scholarship Program of Tufts Springboard, sponsored by the Office of the ProvostOffice of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), and Tufts Medicine. Each of these high-quality, high-impact research, scholarship, and educational initiatives contributes to vibrant research at Tufts by having an explicit plan leading to extramural funding or other outcomes that further influence research, scholarship, and/or policy.

These grants represent a significant investment in the future vitality of Tufts as a thriving R1, very-high research activity university. In keeping with this cycle’s emphasis on supporting Tufts’ efforts to be an anti-racist institution, many of the projects focused on highlighting racial inequities and promoting racial justice.

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals and teams from TUSM who were selected for awards:


Cardiovascular Complications of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Team Lead: Iris Jaffe (Tufts Medicine, TUSM, and GSBS)
Team Members: Pilar Alcaide (TUSM), Cheryl London (Cummings), Lakshmi Pulakat (Tufts Medicine, TUSM, GSBS), and Vicky Yang (Cummings)


Accelerating the Development of Research Collaboration to Address Legal Exclusion and Health Equity in Urban Informal Settlements Globally
Team Leads: Saloni Dev and Ramnath Subbaraman (TUSM)