Spring 2016

Humble Start

We dip back into the archives for a glimpse at the school's first location in Boston

Our medical school opened in fall 1893 on Boston’s Boylston Street in the building >>

Assault on the Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts medical schools confront a growing public health problem 

When it comes to opioid use in Massachusetts, things are bad and getting worse, >>

Career Boosters

Donors step up to meet—and exceed—scholarship challenge

Philip Eliades, ’16

Philip Eliades, ’16, was on his surgery rotation when the >>

Converging on Breast Cancer

Tufts launches a multipronged assault on the disease

The last decade has seen an explosion of new technology in the biological sciences. >>

$10 Million Life Sciences Investment

Tufts biologist Michael Levin will lead one of two new Allen Discovery Centers in the nation

Tufts University has received a $10 million grant, one of only two in the >>

Our Basis of Strength

Board of advisors chair wants to advance translational medicine

Robert Tepper approaches medicine with the compassion of a caregiver, the curiosity of a >>

Mindful of Our Past

A message from the president of the alumni association

When I was a medical student in the 1970s, there were certain attending physicians >>

Top Stories

The Gift

Over the past 30 years, the live-donor liver transplant program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has treated more patients than any comparable program in the country. One of those patients had his life saved thanks to a donation by his son, a Tufts medical student. Here, in their own words, is the story of that experience

Always the New Kid

My life as a minority of one has made me stronger and inspired me in ways I never could have imagined

Converging on Breast Cancer

Tufts launches a multipronged assault on the disease

The Alzheimer’s Hope

First, neuroscientist Philip Haydon made himself an expert in a little-known area of brain science. Now he is testing a revolutionary new approach that shows great promise for the treatment of this dread modern disease

Editor's Picks

Anatomy of a Magazine Cover

Artist Davide Bonazzi talks about how he developed concepts to illustrate Phil Haydon’s Alzheimer’s research

Assault on the Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts medical schools confront a growing public health problem 

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 

Obesity Trigger

Restaurant meals pack a whopping number of calories

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