PHPD E-Weekly: Events, Fellowships, Jobs & More!
October 28, 2016
Scholarly Writing Workshop Series 
Research paper coming up?  Are you sure you know when to cite, how to cite and how to make sure you don't plagiarize-even unintentionally?  Would you be concerned if your instructor ran your paper through Turnitin? Amy Lapidow, your designated Research Librarian from Hirsch Library will be offering How to Avoid Plagiarism,  the first workshop topic in the library's Scholarly Writing series.  This final workshop will be offered on the following date:
 Questions?  Contact Janet Walton.
Tufts Biomedical Business Club: Careers Exploration Panel - November 3 
Come and discover a variety of career options from your fellow graduate students. The Sackler Dean's Office, the Graduate Student Council, and the Tufts Biomedical Business Club have partnered to host an informative event that will introduce a variety of career options. Panelists will provide actionable information and steps that you can begin taking NOW to best position yourself for success after graduate school.
  • Academic/Industry Science: Laura Stransky
  • Teaching: Joslyn Mills
  • Entrepreneurship: Jackie Dunphy
  • Data Science: Matt Kelly
  • Science Policy: Drew Hooper
  • Healthcare Consulting: Michaela Tolman
  • Science Communication: Kayla Gross
  • Venture Capital: Christina McGuire
Beer, wine, and appetizers will be served following the panel discussion.
Academic Strategies and Writing Workshops
This six-session workshop series was developed with the international student in mind, but is open to all students.  These free, not for credit sessions will address a range of topics, and will provide a place to learn how get the most out of your graduate program, ask questions and share classroom experiences.  Each session meets on Fridays from 10:00- 1:00 on the Health Sciences campus and is led by instructor who has studied and taught in and outside the United States. See the schedule and registration portal.
Discover Brigham, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Thursday, November 10th, 11AM - 6PM.
Discover Brigham is a hospital wide, half-day event showcasing research that is being conducted at the Hospital. This event will consist of a poster session, nine concurrent sessions in different research areas, including opioids in pain management, zika in pregnancy, infectious disease, etc. The hospital will also be celebrating the opening of its new building. The event is free and open to the public. For information, click here . To learn more about each session and panelists, please click here  .
JSI Coffee Hour
Friday, November 11th, 2:00-3:30pm
JSI is hosting a coffee hour for students interested in pursuing a career in Public Health. Come visit our office, meet members of our teams, and learn about our domestic and international programs. The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about JSI and what the organization looks for in entry and mid-level positions. 44 Farnsworth St. 9th floor, Boston, MA 02210, 617-482-9485. Space is limited! Please RSVP by Monday, November 9 to
Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute
Friday, December 2, 2016
Shubert Theater, New Haven, Connecticut
Mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes a lunch networking reception with the speakers.
Jobs posted in CC October 24-28, 20016
  • Baystate Health, Senior Specialist Social Media, Springfield, MA
  • BC/DC Ideas, Media and Content Senior Manager, Raleigh, NC 
  • Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Inclusion Partners Program, Child and Adolescent
  • Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Public Health Advocate II, Overdose Prevention & Outreach, Boston, MA
  • Capital Link, Inc., Associate Project Consultant/Senior Financial Analyst, Boston, MA,
  • DentaQuest Foundation, Quality Improvement Project Manager, Westborough, MA
  • Harvard Medical School, UDN (Undiagnosed Disease Network) Research Project Coordinator, Boston, MA   
  • O'Connor Professional Group, Therapeutic Coach, Boston, MA
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts, Senior Associate, Drug Spending Research Initiative, Washington, DC    
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, Biotech Patent Paralegal, Boston, MA               
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, Patent Paralegal, Boston, MA              
On Campus Jobs
  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Research Assistant - low-risk drinking and consumer guidance label
Internships & Fellowships posted in CC October 24-28, 2016
  • Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Internship - Inclusion Partners Program, Child and Adolescent Health Division, Boston, MA         
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Communication & Public Affairs - Spring Intern, Boston, MA              
  • Primary Care Progress, Communications Intern, Cambridge, MA
  • University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship, Madison, WI
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship- Applications Due December 11
Tufts University is now accepting applications for the highly selective Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship. The Medical School (including MD, PHPD Programs, and Sackler) may select only TWO students to move forward for review by the University-wide selection committee. This committee then chooses 3 applicants from a pool of all schools and programs across Tufts for submission to the Foundation for competition with applications from other US universities.  Students who wish to be considered as a School of Medicine nominee must submit the attached application and required documents listed below no later than midnight, Sunday, December 11, 2016 to
Visit Career Connector for more details!
Performing Music at St. Francis Homeless Shelter
If you enjoy playing an instrument or singing, you are welcome at St. Francis House in the mornings and afternoons. St. Francis House is a short walk from Tufts, and it's a great way to take a break and bring light to those in need. If interested, please email Jim Whitledge.
Cancer Resource Volunteers
The American Cancer Society  is seeking  Cancer Resource VolunteersTraining is provided.  Please contact  Michele Dilley  directly at  508-270-4644.
APHA Tufts Alumni and Friends Reception Invitation - October 31
Tufts University's Public Health and Professional Degree Programs and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy invites you to a reception for Tufts alumni and friends in Denver, Colorado. Whether you are attending the APHA Conference, or live or work in the area, we would love for you to join us! Kindly RSVP by October 14th.
APHA Student Visit Day - November 2
For students who may be in the Denver area on Wednesday, November 2, APHA is opening the exhibit hall for FREE for all students for Student Visit Day. Learn more about Student Visit Day and register now.
MLPB's 7th Annual Conference - November 10
Social, economic, and environmental conditions always have been key drivers of poor health outcomes and harmful health disparities. What's new? There is greater recognition by the healthcare system that improved outcomes, quality, and cost management are tied to effective detection, triage, and treatment of social determinants of health (SDOH). Please click here for more information and to register!
APTR: Paul Ambrose Scholars Program - Deadline November 18
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2017 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. The application deadline is Friday, November 18th at 11:59 PM ET. Please visit our website to learn more about the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program and to access the online application.
Massachusetts Health Policy Forum: January 11-12
The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum would like to invite you to apply for the 2017 Student Forum. This is a two-day student policy forum for advanced graduate students in health policy, health care management, medical school/residencies, and advance practice nursing students from seven prestigious schools in the region.
The goal of the forum is for students to experience state health policy in practice. It will connect students to who's who in health policy in Massachusetts and give students insight into how health policy is developed. Seven Tufts public health students will be selected to attend, at no charge. Attached please find last year's forum agenda for your review. Please note, applicants must commit to the full two days, including the final dinner.
Please send your completed application(in Word) to faculty member, Signe Peterson Flieger at for consideration by Friday November 11th.
Health Sciences Writing Consultants  
Free drop-in writing assistance is available to all health sciences students at Tufts' downtown campus. Health Sciences Writing Consultants support projects such as research papers, clinical articles, personal statements, theses, doctoral dissertations, conference papers, proposals, posters, and abstracts.  Writing assistance is available Thursdays, 4pm to 7pm and Sundays, 2pm to 5pm during the Fall and Spring semesters. Located in Sackler 509.  Drop-in or  reserve an appointment in advance online.
Tufts Online Community
Graduating in December? Tufts online community is a great way to stay connected after you leave. T he current  online community  is a great place to start.
Housing Postings
In need of a roommate or looking to move? Email Diane Hennan with the details and she will post to the Tufts PHPD housing website (open to current students).
PHPD Lockers
If you are a current PHPD student in need of a locker, please email Diane Hennan and include your program. If you are a MBS student in need of a locker, please email Laura Nunn.

Jumbo Support Groups
Student Wellness Advising is pleased to kick off the Jumbo Support Groups for this term.  Please join us on the following dates for the upcoming groups. 
  • Transition 
  • Grief
  • Caring
Location: Sackler Center 4th floor Reading Room (behind the cafĂ©).  Please refer to the attached flyer for additional information. We look forward to seeing you at one of these events!
Free Yoga for Students
The Student Advisory & Health Administration Office is sponsoring a beginner's level yoga & meditation class. Please register via email to  Jessica McLaughlin. Please include your program/school and email when registering.  Classes are FREE!

50 (easy) Ways to Help the Planet
This site contains easy ways to help reduce waste that don't require huge changes. Things as simple as pouring in your creamer and sugar into your coffee mug FIRST, then your coffee and skipping the stir stick can make a small difference! Take the challenge to incorporate as many ideas as possible into your routine.
Tufts Freecycle E-List 
Got a cool new table and not sure what to do with the old one? Need some mugs or a set of pots and pans? Office supplies? The  Tufts Freecycle Elist is your central source for free exchange. Eco-Ambassador Stacie Simon created the elist to facilitate reuse by students, staff, and faculty. Sign up and let people know what you're giving away and to see what's available from others.

Sign Up for Upcoming Eco-Ambassador Trainings
The Eco-Ambassador program is a network of employees across Tufts who serve as sustainability representatives in their offices and implement office sustainability projects. To join, interested staff and faculty attend training led by the Office of Sustainability on a range of topics. Registration is open for two-day training programs on the Medford and Grafton campuses -  learn more here.
As the new academic year begins, here is a reminder regarding study room policies at Hirsh Health Sciences Library:
Quiet Floors
We would like to remind all students that the 6th and 7th floors of the Hirsh Library are quiet floors. Please do your best to keep conversation to a minimum and remember too that study rooms are not soundproof and sound can travel to the rest of the floor. Thank you so much for your cooperation and consideration of your fellow students!
Study Room Policy
Access to unreserved rooms is on a first-come, first-served basis for groups, who may ask lone occupants to vacate. Rooms unoccupied for more than 15 minutes become available even if belongings remain in the room.
5th Floor Collaboration Rooms
There are seven collaboration rooms available on the 5th floor for groups of 2 or more to do active work on course-related assignments, such as projects or presentations. Students may book collaboration rooms by visiting this link. When not reserved, they operate on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to groups of 2 or more.

If you want to share announcements in the E-Weekly, you must send them to  Diane Hennan , PHPD Student & Academic Services Assistant, by  Thursday at 3:00 PM  in order for it to be posted in Friday's email.  Your announcements should be brief with an attached flyer in PDF or a link to a website. 
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