Fall 2015

The Inner Life

Medical residents find value in reflecting on their interactions with patients

In medical residency, young doctors are often overwhelmed by all the fresh challenges that >>

Core Truth

Apple proverb may have its roots in Wales

In the latest shocking news from the world of nutrition, it seems an apple >>

Double Job

This pediatrician puts out fires in his spare time

Dan Hale, an assistant professor and chief of pediatrics at Lawrence General Hospital, grew >>

Needle Drops

Sterile syringe program cuts risk of disease in Worcester

A public library in Worcester, Massachusetts, has become notorious lately as the site of >>

Goat Time

Former chair of molecular biology tends farm animals in retirement

Photo: Naomi Rosenberg

Catherine Squires, professor emerita of molecular biology and microbiology and >>

History Underfoot

A sidewalk plaque marks our school’s original location

A few years back, Henry Banks, ’45, who served as dean of the medical >>

Cancer in Residence

Study finds an abundance of tanning beds near college campuses

Tanning beds, with their elevated risk of melanoma from ultraviolet radiation exposure, pose a >>

Top Stories

Laboratory Ace

Almost 40 years ago, Te-Wen Chang was instrumental in determining the cause of a life-threatening disease 

Resistance Fighter

Longtime faculty member Stuart Levy has spent a lifetime studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and crusading to abolish the use of antibiotics in animal feed 

Field Marshal

At the height of the Depression and against all odds, Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, ’24, ventured to Mississippi to blaze a resonant new trail in public health

Fortune Teller

Barry Levy says worsening air pollution and frequent floods are just the start of public health hazards apt to occur with climage change

Disease Detective

On the trail of health threats around the globe 

Editor's Picks

Big Road Blues

Living near a highway can be bad for your health in a million small ways

Dockside Medicine

Born into a lobstering family, I worry about their well-being in a special way 

On Designer Babies

Genetic enhancement of human embryos is not a practice for civil societies

The Mercy Ship

Born from a wish to improve the lives of Boston’s poor, sickly children by exposing them to fresh air, the original Floating Hospital quickly created new and better forms of pediatric medicine

Tell Me More

Because interviewing patients effectively is such a precious skill in medicine, Tufts has redoubled its emphasis on teaching students how to do it right