Spring 2015


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Son of Confucius

This junior faculty member in neuroscience is a proud descendant of the ancient Chinese sage

The Mercy Ship

The original Floating Hospital quickly created new and better forms of pediatric medicine

Heads Together

Veterinarians and physicians help deliver a knockout blow to the cancers their patients share

The Awkward Fit

Maine lobstermen have some distance to go if they are going to connect with better health care

Spin Doctors

Hospital websites give unbalanced medical information, according to a systematic survey of 262 institutions 

Nick of Time

David Stollar’s colleague escaped Nazi Germany for a better life

A Smarter Diet

Proposed federal guidelines skewer Americans’ consumption of red meat

Measures of Gratitude

Again and again, this proud member of the Class of ’42 chose to help future generations

Stroke Consults Via Video

Technology brings neurology expertise to small hospitals

Lighting the Match

Nearly 40 percent of 2015 graduates will do residencies at Tufts-affiliated hospitals

The “OW” Factor 

Our instinctive reaction to pain has benefits

Religion and Community Health

Vaccines are under fire 

The Nothing-New Department

An excerpt from a 1924 valedictory address

Tufts’ New Chief Diversity Officer

Among his priorities is creating a deeper sense of unity among campuses

All Shook Up

This annual hackathon makes a fast-and-furious habit of disruption 

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Comprehensive international medical insurance is now offered to all faculty, staff and students on u...

Nov 23, 2015Verse Like a Knife

For Tufts lecturer Rebecca Kaiser Gibson, poetry is a way to pare life down to its essenceIn her new...

Nanoscale Cancer

Igor Sokolov’s research could yield better ways to identify and track malignant cells early on

Less Salt, Live Longer

Study finds too much sodium a worldwide killer

Witness to Infection

A new technique that allows scientists to watch as viruses enter cells could lead to improved therapies 

Pitching in to Help

A message from your alumni association president

Sustainable Investing

New university fund gives donors another option for endowment giving