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TUSDM Teaching, Research & Education Enhancement (T.R.E.E.) Fund

Dear Colleagues,

During this time last year our community transitioned officially all the didactic in-person activities to a virtual environment. The members of TUSDM’s Teaching and Learning in an Environment of New Technology (T.A.L.E.N.T.) committee wanted to take a moment and remind the faculty and staff of the TUSDM commitment to support professional development initiatives and educational research projects.

TUSDM Teaching, Research & Education Enhancement (T.R.E.E.) fund grants are available to support professional development and educational research projects. The T.A.L.E.N.T. committee is ready to accept proposals with an expedited review process. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and funds are limited. Please submit your proposal as soon as possible and reach out if you have questions. In the past year, this fund supported 5 colleagues and they kindly reported on the impact this support had on their individual development, but also the TUSDM community.

More information on the applications is in the links below:

  1. Professional development application:
  2. Educational research application:

In January 2020, the Journal of Dental Education launched a new scholarship series "Advancing Through Innovation".  We encouraged TUSDM faculty and staff to contribute to this series if possible.  See enclosed some of the highlights of multiple teams at TUSDM, including faculty and staff that published for their first time! We will continue to update a space on the CANVAS Faculty Education page with publications from this series. If your manuscript has not been added and you would like to share it, please let us know.

Additional materials:

With our best wishes,

Your T.A.L.E.N.T. group members

Ellen, Krista, Kristen, Matt, Natalie, Olympia, Jonathan, Peter, and Irina

Call for Nominations to CODA Review Committee Positions
The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) requests nominations to fill vacancies on Review Committees. This call for nominations is for 2021 Vacancies:

Six (6) General Dentists

  • Two (2) General Dentist Predoctoral Educators* – Predoc RC
  • One (1) General Dentist AEGD/GPR Graduate – AGDOO RC
  • Three (3) General Dentists: Anesthesiology, Oral Medicine & Orofacial Pain RCs (one each)

One (1) Dental Assisting Educator* – DA RC

One (1) Dental Laboratory Technology Educator* – DLT RC

Seven (7) Public Members

  • Five (5) Review Committee Members (DLT, Anesthesiology, Oral Medicine, Orofacial Pain and Periodontics)
  • Two (2) Public Members for the Commission (includes training year)

*Prior or current experience as a Commission site visitor required

Review Committee Nomination Forms are due to CODA staff by June 1, 2021 for consideration at the Commission's Summer 2021 meeting.

When submitting nominations to the Review Committee and Commission (for public member only), CODA requests that strong consideration be given to assisting this agency to achieve diversity, including underrepresented groups, geographic diversity and varied educational philosophies. Review the nomination criteria and explanation of time commitment (PDF) for additional information.

If you or someone you know may be interested in volunteering for an open position on the Commission, please review the materials below:

Once the nomination form is completed, please submit to

The Nominating Committee will review the nominations and submit recommendations to the Commission. Nominations may not be directed toward a specific review committee and requests to be placed on a specific review committee will not be honored. Appointments are made for one four-year term, beginning and ending in October of each year.

Selection criteria and Review Committee Nomination Forms:



RFP: Tisch Community Research Center Seed Grants

RFP: Tisch Community Research Center Seed Grants

Tisch College Community Research Center (TCRC) seed grants support research regarding urgent or overlooked issues identified by community groups, using participatory and action research approaches (with special but not exclusive consideration given to projects related to Tufts host communities). These are open to Tufts faculty and their community partners in any discipline. For information on previously funded projects, please see:

Application deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:00 PM EST.

Awards are typically $10,000 - $12,000. Applicant teams must include at least one Tufts-based researcher and one community-organization-based researcher. Interdisciplinary and student-engaged projects are encouraged. For more information about the grant opportunity and to apply: Online TCRC seed application

Please contact Elaine Donnelly at with any questions.

Tufts University 2021 University-Wide Teaching Conference - May 26, 2021

SAVE-THE-DATE: Tufts University 2021 University-Wide Teaching Conference

Wednesday, May 26 from 9am-1pm via Zoom

Please view the conference flyer attached with schedule information and registration link!

Conference site: