Conferences & Symposia
24th Annual Clinical and Translational Science Graduate Program Symposium


The 24th Annual Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Graduate Program Symposium will be Friday, May 6, 2022, 8:00AM-1:00PM, in Wolff Auditorium and the Atrium at Tufts Medical Center.

This year’s keynote speaker is Moira Kapral, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Lillian Love Chair in Women’s Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto.

Dr. Kapral will give a talk at the Tufts Medical Center Grand Rounds at noon.

The event will also feature presentations and posters by students enrolled in the CTS Graduate Program.

A detailed schedule will be available soon.

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00AM: Continental Breakfast, Tufts Medical Center’s Stearns Auditorium
  • 8:15AM: Welcome
    • David Kent, MD, MSc
      Director, Graduate Program in Clinical and Translational Science
  • 8:30AM: Presentations by Graduating Students
    • Emma Price, VMD, MS
    • Caroline Hsu, MD, MS
    • Dara Azuma, MD, MS
    • Anita Kumar, PhD, MD, MSCE
  • 9:30AM: Academic Poster Exhibit and Photo Opportunity for Students and Faculty, Tufts Medical Center Atrium
  • 10:30AM: Presentations by Graduating Students
    • Natalie Pawlak, MD, MS
    • Jessica Penney, MD, MS
    • Charles Cummings, DVM, MS
  • 11:15AM: Closing Remarks
    • David Kent, MD, MSc
  • 11:30AM: Adjourn in Stearns Auditorium
  • 12:00PM: Keynote Lecture/Medical Grand Rounds in Tufts Medical Center’s Wolff Auditorium


To RSVP, please email

Seminars & Workshops
Clinical Research Staff Quarterly Training: Career Paths in Research

Where can you go from here?

Tufts Medical Center and Tufts CTSI Professional Education invite you to join us on May 19 for the next Clinical Research Staff Quarterly Training session.

In this session we feature a panel discussion focused on the variety of traditional and non-traditional careers in clinical and translational research. Hear success stories of Tufts Medical Center research staff. Learn how you can leverage the skills you are developing now into avenues you might not have considered. This will be an interactive session, and we encourage you to send us your questions in advance – we can’t wait to see you there!

Research coordinators and anyone else interested in learning about research career paths are invited to attend.

Learning Objectives

After attending this event, participants should be able to:

  • Identify at least three possible career paths for research coordinators.
  • Describe the transferable skills developed by working as research staff.
  • Identify certifications and other educational options for career advancement.


Thursday, May 19, 2022
Live online (a link will be sent to those who register).


To attend, please enroll here via Tufts CTSI I LEARN by noon on May 19, 2022.

For further information, please email Shane Cox.


Seminars & Workshops
FRESH& Joyful Cooking Cooking Class: Juneteenth Recipes with Janna Adkins

Want to experience the joy of Juneteenth this summer with some amazing, healthy recipes?

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)-Greater Boston Section and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy have partnered to develop FRESH& – a monthly webinar series that will explore a range of nutrition topics. FRESH& is designed to engage Black women in discussing their diet and nutrition in a culturally competent, celebratory way. Each month attendees will explore topics like how to make healthy, culturally relevant meals, boost their immune systems through diet, and coping with stress through food.

This month, we are excited to present FRESH& Joyful Cooking: Juneteenth Recipes with Janna Adkins on Thursday, May 19, 6:00PM-7:00PM EST. During the event, we will review simple changes to some of Janna’s favorite recipes that can have a big impact on health. Don’t worry about skipping out on your favorites. FRESH& has you covered so you can experience the joy of Juneteenth this summer!

Janna earned her MS in Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change in May 2021 and is a current doctoral student at Tufts FSNSP. She studies how to make nutritious food accessible to everyone. During her studies at Tufts FSNSP, Janna has learned the importance of social justice and food equity, and she hopes to apply these concepts to her work. She is interested in developing community nutrition interventions and building social capital. She believes that food is a universal language with the power to connect us all. In her free time, she likes to ride her bike and go on long nature walks. Janna is excited to exchange her nutrition knowledge with everyone who seeks to lead healthier lives.


Thursday, May 19, 2022
Online (a link will be sent to those who register).


To attend, please register here.



Seminars & Workshops
An Evening With CREST: A Collaboration for Research, Equity, Sustainability, and Trust

Come get to know CREST! An academic-community collaboration dedicated to improving the health of Black and Brown Bostonians.

The Collaboration for Research, Equity, Sustainability, and Trust (CREST) invites you to join us for An Evening with CREST: Improving the Health of our Black and Brown Communities on Monday, May 23 from 6:00PM-7:30PM at Roxbury Community College.

The event will feature:

  • An introduction to CREST and its core partner organizations
  • A panel discussion on healing communities and promoting health equity through community-partnered research
  • Networking opportunities for researchers, community members, and other stakeholders

We are delighted to present our current membership which consists of five grassroots organizations: Rounding the Bases, Inc., Union Capital Boston, CSI Support & Development, Greater Boston Section – National Council of Negro Women, and the Authentic Caribbean Foundation.

Light refreshments will be served.

We hope you can join us for CREST’s first public event!


Monday, May 23, 2022


In person: Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02120

Via Zoom: see below


To attend, please register here as in-person space will be limited. Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or via Zoom on your order form.