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  • Daniel Jay named new dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
    BOSTON (Sept. 12, 2017)—The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University has named Daniel Jay, Ph.D., as the school's fifth dean. Jay, a noted researcher in cancer biology as well as an established artist, will oversee graduate education for the school's 13 biomedical degree programs, including its M.D./Ph.D. ... read more
    Published on 2017-09-12
  • Researchers find first genomic biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in veterinary patients
    Study of canine mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure provides clues to target therapies in dogs and human mitral valve prolapse Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University have discovered important biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure. ... read more
    Published on 2017-07-14
  • Grant supports hands-on surgical and clinical veterinary training simulation lab
    GRAFTON, Mass. (June 26, 2017) – Plans to create a new state-of-the-art simulation lab that provides hands-on surgical and clinical training to students at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will take a major step forward thanks to a $100,000 Cummings Foundation, Inc. grant. ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-26
  • Could Therapy Animal Visitation Pose Health Risks at Patient Facilities?
    Nationwide survey of hospitals, eldercare facilities and therapy animal organizations reveals gaps in health and safety policiesGRAFTON, Mass. (June 19, 2017)—A survey of United States hospitals, eldercare facilities and therapy animal organizations revealed their health and safety policies for therapy animal visits varied widely, with many not following recommended guidelines ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-19
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Unveils Solar Installations
    GRAFTON, Mass. (June 5, 2017)—Two new solar installations at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will generate 40 percent of the school’s electric power and are expected to save Tufts University up to $5.3 million over the next 20 years. The arrays were installed by and are owned, ... read more
    Published on 2017-06-05
  • Heidi Colonna
    Education: Degree earned: B.S. in Animal Science/ Pre-Vet, UMass Amherst, 1997 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 1998 Current Position: Curriculum Development Manager, The Humane Society of the United States. I plan and develop online courses, K-12 curriculums and other training and educational offerings for HSUS’s training department, ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-15
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University hosts 36th Commencement
    NORTH GRAFTON, Mass., May 14, 2018—Forty years ago, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University became New England’s only veterinary school, focused on education, clinical care and interdisciplinary research. This Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 3pm, the school will award degrees to 147 students—whose studies varied from veterinary medicine ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-14
  • MAPP Research Proposal Presentations & Externship Announcements
    MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Research Proposal Presentations & Externship Announcements Monday, May 7, 2018 MAPP students presented the research and externships that they will be working on over the summer. MAPP Research Proposal Presentations Jessica Baldeck Alternatives for Learning About Wildlife in Captive Settings Bethany Beauregard An ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-11
  • Catching Every Cancer Cell While in Surgery
    A veterinary surgeon at Tufts tests an experimental imaging technology on dogs being treated for cancer Up until October 2017, Dutchess’s worst health issue was an accidental collision with a tree while chasing a squirrel. So the eight-year-old rescue dog’s owner, Lisa Correa, was shocked when a wellness exam at ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-11
  • A Reminder About Heat
    The sun is shining and it’s a great time to head outside with your pet. Or is it? Hot weather poses special considerations for pet owners and it’s important to exercise caution to keep pets safe when the temps start to spike. Veterinarians at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-10