Alvar Gustafson, who died October 13 at age seventy-two, put students first. During his more than forty years at Tufts University, he taught medical, dental, and veterinary students, earning a reputation as an inspiring professor at each school. He was the founding faculty director of the medical school’s Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MBS), created to strengthen the credentials of students applying to medical, dental, or other health-sciences programs.
What exactly does a medical cartoonist do? Below, Cathy Leamy, MG15 (Health Comm), explains her chosen profession with a comic.
Physician Assistant students are getting a new worldview, thanks to a clinical rotation in South Africa at the University of Witwatersrand. For eight weeks starting in August 2018, two Tufts students participated in clinical rotations at both the rural Kopanong Hospital in Vereeniging, and the more urban Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg.
For an hour every Sunday, Connor O’Boyle, MBS17, M21, and Dublin, his three-year-old English cream golden retriever, visit patients at the Floating Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit via Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Paws for People volunteer program.
To mark the hundredth anniversary of the 1918 “Spanish flu”—which killed at least 50 million people worldwide—the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History recently opened an exhibit that explores how human pandemics emerge from animals and the environment.
Vaping, the practice of inhaling aerosol from electronic cigarettes, is rampant in schools. An estimated 3.6 million American middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past thirty days, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2018, one in five high schoolers reported vaping in the past month—up from about one in 100 in 2011—and the numbers are rising.
New study finds that health insurance coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and be highly cost-effective after five years.
Neuroscientist Klaus Miczek is working on stopping the brain system that creates a craving for alcohol and drugs under stress.
A new study finds that two-father families still face discrimination, especially in states and settings that offer fewer legal and social protections