Seminars & Workshops
A Conversation about COVID-19 and Mental Wellness

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How can the role of women and parents facilitate emotional healing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Join the Greater Boston Section of the National Council of Negro Women and Tufts CTSI for an interactive, virtual (Zoom) discussion with Marsha Jackson, LICSW.

Marsha Jackson has vast experience providing clinical and therapeutic services for families, children, adolescents, and adults, including 20 years of supervising social workers who conduct case management in the Child Welfare System. She will talk about:

  • The role of women as a core to facilitate healing
  • Behavioral indicators of children and family who are struggling
  • How to maintain emotional wellness
  • Usage of Telehealth/Telemedicine to connect with providers
  • Other resources

Who should attend

All are welcome to attend.


Tuesday, April 6
Online via Zoom (a link will be sent to those who register).


To attend, please register here.



Seminars & Workshops
Conflict in Research Teams: Prevention, Management, and Resolution

Would you like to learn how to manage conflict as a member or leader of a team-based research project?

In collaborative research, conflict is inevitable. As individuals with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and personalities undergo the stages of team formation, differences in goals, working styles, and expectations emerge. Failing to address these differences can derail a promising research idea and fracture collaborative relationships.

Learn the strategies to anticipate and overcome conflict in your research from a Team Science methodology in Conflict in Research Teams: Prevention, Management, and Resolution. In this two-session, live online workshop, you’ll hear about common areas of conflict in research teams, learn about frameworks for understanding, discussing, and managing conflict, and practice these skills through role-playing.

Learning objectives

After attending this event, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the state of conflict in their own teams.
  • Describe how a high-functioning team manages conflict effectively.
  • Employ tools and practices to anticipate and resolve common areas of conflict in research teams.

Who should attend

Faculty and research team members who currently work on team-based research projects, or plan to do so in the future, are encouraged to attend.


Monday, April 26 and Monday, May 3, 2021
Online via Zoom (a link will be sent to those who register).


To attend, please enroll here via Tufts CTSI I LEARN by April 25.

*If you have not already registered for Tufts CTSI I LEARN, you will be asked to create an account, which can be used to register for all future Tufts CTSI sponsored workshops, courses, and events. If you are not sure whether you have an account, please email


Conferences & Symposia
Translational Research Day 2021

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Translational Research Across the Spectrum

Interested in learning about how research that spans translational phases leads to discoveries like the COVID-19 vaccines? Mark your calendar for Translational Research Day 2021:

Tuesday, April 27
Online via Zoom


Please register here to attend.


The keynote address will be given by John R. Mascola, MD, Director of the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Mascola will highlight the scientific discoveries that laid the foundation for rapid COVID-19 vaccine development.


  • 9:00-9:15AM: Welcoming remarks
    • Harry Selker, MD, MSPH
      Dean and Principal Investigator, Tufts CTSI; Executive Director, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center
  • 9:15-10:00AM: Keynote address:
    • John R. Mascola, MD
      Director of the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Rapid Response to a Novel Pathogen: COVID-19 Vaccine Development
  • 10:00-10:05AM: Break
  • 10;05AM-noon: Plenary: Scientific talks
  • noon-12:30PM: Lunch break
  • 12:30PM-2:00PM: Concurrent breakout sessions
    • Jonathan Garlick, DDS, PhD
      Director of Science Communications, Tufts CTSI; Director, Tufts Initiative In Civic Science; Professor, School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Engineering, Tufts University
      Building Trustworthiness and Vaccine Confidence through Dialogue in COVID-19-vulnerable Communities
    • Kinna Thakarar, DO, MPH
      Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Maine Medical Center
      Improving Discharge Decision-making among Vulnerable Hospitalized Patients
  • 2:00-2:05PM: Break
  • 2:05-2:45PM: Plenary: Report-out and next steps
  • 2:45-3:00PM: Closing Remarks
    • Harry Selker, MD, MSPH

Get Social

Look for #TranslationalTufts2021 on social media and join the conversation.


Feeding Communities: Big Challenges, Local Actions

Have you ever wondered how decisions are made about our food system and how you can get involved to support your community?

Join Tufts CTSI and the Museum of Science, Boston to learn about the current challenges in our food system, how food polices are determined, and how you can take part to contribute to a solution. Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss questions such as:

  • What are the biggest barriers to a just food system?
  • What information do policymakers need to make decisions around food justice?
  • How can individuals influence policy change?

After hearing from our panelists, participants can join small group conversations to share their concerns, listen to concerns of others, and discuss what they hope to work on in the future to help feed communities.


Laura Reiley, Business of Food Reporter at the Washington Post


Jen Faigel, Executive Director and Co-Founder of CommonWealth Kitchen

Greg Watson, Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Norbert L. W. Wilson, Professor of Food, Economics, and Community at Duke Divinity School


Wednesday, April 28, 5:00-7:00PM



Registration is now open!

Please sign up here.