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Tufts University School of Medicine


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Research is an important part of Tufts’ commitment to addressing some of today’s greatest health challenges. Our faculty are conducting research in a range of important areas, including neurobiology, microbiology, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory disease. Our public health faculty are leading projects in seven different research areas, including obesity and chronic disease, health policy, and nutrition and infectious disease. As a Tufts student, you’ll find a variety of different ways to engage in this exciting, meaningful work. 

Our students collaborate with faculty on research projects and have the opportunity to publish their work. They can conduct research on our Health Sciences campus, at one of our partner hospitals and institutes, or as part of a global health program. Our Research Concentration Program empowers students to propose a project as part of their curriculum, and students can apply to receive scholarships for pursuing summer research. 

At Tufts, our students and faculty are working together to produce research with the potential to make a real, lasting impact.