School of Medicine News
For an hour every Sunday, Connor O’Boyle, MG17 (MBS), M21, and Dublin, his three-year-old English cream golden retriever, visit patients at the Floating Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit via Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Paws for People volunteer program.
When Betty Liu, M19, left her native California to study architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, she missed her mother’s Shanghainese cooking. But she soon realized if she wanted to eat the food she grew up with, she’d have to learn to make it.
The tide is turning in a fifty-year war on a persistent strain of cholera, thanks to a team co-led by Tufts scientists and their research on the molecule cGAMP.
To mark the hundredth anniversary of the 1918 “Spanish flu”—which killed at least 50 million people worldwide—the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History recently opened an exhibit that explores how human pandemics emerge from animals and the environment. Serving as the chief scientific adviser of Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World was Jonathan Epstein, MG02 (MPH), V02, an international expert in Ebola, Nipah virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and other diseases.
Tufts may be one of the smallest universities with a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH, but it’s also especially adept at securing new partnerships beyond campus. Outlined here are three examples of exciting recent collaborations.
Term scholarships—non-endowed, named scholarships established for a set number of years and seeded annually by a gift of $15,000 or more—provide vital funds to support students at the School of Medicine. More students can attend medical school, thanks to term-scholarship donors.
Hirsh Health Sciences Library recently unveiled a new section devoted to graphic novels that tackle health-care issues as diverse as Alzheimer’s disease, childhood trauma, and eating disorders.
What exactly does a medical cartoonist do? Cathy Leamy, MG15 (Health Comm), explains her chosen profession with a comic. Click to see the whole thing.
Tufts School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine have come together to find new ways to improve the diagnosing and monitoring of sleep apnea, a condition that affects about 30 million people in the U.S.