Winter 2018


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125 Years and Counting

Celebrating some of the discoveries, pioneers, and innovations at the heart of our school.

Leading the Charge

How Dr. H. Jack Geiger and Tufts created the country’s first community health centers.

Making Transplants a Reality

The late Robert S. Schwartz figured out how to prevent organ rejection.

Maine Attraction

One of the first Maine Track graduates shares why she’s committed to rural care.

First Person

Reflections from alums Sandra R. Hernández and Nahid Bhadelia, and professor emeritus Te-Wen Chang.

Sea Changes

A look at how the Floating Hospital launched a new era in pediatric care.

The TUSM Timeline

Key moments in the school's century-and-a-quarter of medical excellence.


Honoring some of the faculty and alumni who made their marks over the years.

A Cancer Clue?

Studies show positive associations between periodontal disease and risk of some tumors.

First in the Field

Charles Dinarello and his team cloned interleukin-1, leading to research on how cytokines control the immune response.

As Good as His Words

Former Sackler School dean and pharmacology pioneer Louis Lasagna also penned a modern Hippocratic oath.

Sense of Place

This public health course immerses students in Boston’s vibrant Chinatown neighborhood.

Body of Work

Checking out the anatomical models available at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library.

An Eye to the Future

New Sackler School dean Daniel Jay strives to train graduates for a range of biomedical careers.

A Leader from the Lab

Linden Hu, known for his work on Lyme disease, is the new vice dean of research.

Your source for university-wide news about students, faculty, alumni, research, campus life, and more.

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To Fear or Not to Fear

Tufts researchers find an underlying neurological mechanism for mediating fear response.

Know Your Knees

Certain athletes should take extra care to avoid osteoarthritis in their largest joints.

A Better Way to Measure Drug Interaction

Research shows a method that’s more efficient and less expensive than traditional testing.

For Each Student, a Stethoscope

Thanks to a new program, the Class of 2021 received gifts from the heart.

Teaching the Great Diseases

A Bingham Trust grant will boost the Tufts-designed STEM curriculum.

Healing Insights

Vicki P. Losick, SK08, is studying the role of polyploidy in wound repair.

Why I Give

Jessica Bennett Shah, M10, MG10, is a member of the Dean's Inner Circle.

Life and Death

Lessons from writer and surgeon Atul Gawande.