Spring 2015

All Shook Up

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

Nervous energy fills the Sackler auditorium on the Boston campus as strangers engage in >>

Tufts’ New Chief Diversity Officer

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

When Mark Brimhall-Vargas arrived at Tufts this spring to become the university’s chief diversity >>

Measures of Gratitude

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

Mathew Ross, A38, M42, A70P, M74P, maintained close ties to the medical school throughout >>

Lighting the Match

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

Dean Harris Berman was there amid the jostling hubbub on the fourth floor of >>

Sustainable Investing

New university fund gives donors another option for endowment giving

Tufts has created a sustainability investment fund, which is now available for donors making >>

Pitching in to Help

A message from your alumni association president

I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Tufts medical >>

Top Stories

On Fighting Ebola

Alumna Nahid Bhadelia takes a big-picture approach to stemming the spread of disease

Son of Confucius

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

The Awkward Fit

Geographically, culturally and politically, Maine lobstermen have some distance to go if they are ever going to connect with better health care

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

Heads Together

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

Editor's Picks

Dockside Medicine

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

Less Salt, Live Longer

Study finds too much sodium a worldwide killer

Nanoscale Cancer

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

On Designer Babies

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

Our Ailing Patient

U.S. medicine is not delivering the value it should, says Rishi Manchanda, who offers a prescription for the future

Spin Doctors

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