Summer 2015

A Vibrant Year

A message from the dean of the Friedman School

Looking back at my first year as dean of the Friedman School, I am >>

Taking a Stand 

This classroom is also a gym (sort of)

This classroom rocks—and rolls, and generally tries to keep graduate students active. Ergonomic rocking >>

Me and My Study

Research volunteers embrace life in the cohort

Nia Bissanti of Quincy, Massachusetts, is a record-setter at the Jean Mayer USDA Human >>

Commencement 2015

Cristiana Falcone Sorrell, N01, F01, predicts that innovation in healthy food will be the next big thing

The exuberance of the graduates at the 34th commencement ceremony of the Friedman School >>

Reunion 2015

Alumni reconnect at annual spring celebration

Photo: Jacob Belcher

The Friedman School held its Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner >>

All-Fronts Assault on Obesity

Tufts researchers are taking on an epidemic from every angle

The obesity epidemic is not an American phenomenon. About 37 percent of the world’s >>

Tufts Hires Chief Diversity Officer

Among his priorities, a deeper sense of unity among campuses

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

What the World Needs

Gift will support humanitarians in their work and education

There are no quick fixes when it comes to major world crises and humanitarian >>

Recent Arrival

Edward Kleifgen joins Friedman School leadership team

Edward Kleifgen has joined the Friedman School as the new executive associate dean. He comes >>

Mentors Make a Difference

A message from your alumni association president

As I reflect on all that we have accomplished in the past year, I >>

Top Stories

Shifting America’s Diet

Factions continue to duke it out over what the nation’s dietary guidelines should be, but the scientists have had their say: less meat, less sugar, and please, eat your veggies

Breaking the Veiled Ceiling

Yasmin Altwaijri is blazing a trail for epidemiology and for Saudi women in science

Enough Food for All

The answer to how to feed the growing global population has to include small-scale agriculture, not just factory farms

Feed Your Stem Cells

Is nutrition the future of brain health? Neuroscientist Dennis Steindler says yes

Editor's Picks

Not Supersized, but Still Not Good

A hundred extra calories a day can pile on 10 pounds in a year

Eat, Sleep and Be Healthy

Well-rested adults tend to eat better, study finds

Scared Straight

Inmates take a hard look at their delinquent diets

Me and My Study

Research volunteers embrace life in the cohort

Why So Good?

The science behind yogurt’s aura of health