School of Medicine News
Phil Haydon was just fifteen years old when he suffered a severe brain injury that resulted in post-traumatic epilepsy. Today he’s the Chair of Tufts School of Medicine’s Department of Neuroscience, and in November of 2021 he plans to set sail from Boston and circumnavigate the globe on a fifty-foot yacht to raise awareness and money for epilepsy research.
After hearing rhetoric that immigrants, particularly undocumented immigrants, are a burden to our health-care system, Lila Flavin, M19, decided to look at the data and find out the truth.
David Farber, M95, and Muhammad "Mo" Feteiha, M95 rallied classmates to establish the Mark A. Engleman, M.D., Class of 1995 Scholarship in memory of their friend, who died in April 2016.
For an hour every Sunday, Connor O’Boyle, MBS17, 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.
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.