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Tales from the Field: Master of Science in Conservation Medicine

Monday, October, 17th, 2016 MCM MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles Student Research

Katherine Grassle, MCM’16, Discusses Butterfly Project NYC Externship   When I went to the Conservation Medicine Program Director to tell him I was really interested in conducting my own research on the importance of urban green space for human health and butterfly conservation, he didn’t tell me it sounded too difficult. Instead he asked how Read More

Pamela Okerholm MCM’13

Tuesday, March, 15th, 2016 MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles

Education: • B.S. Evolutionary Biology & Ecology, University of Rochester, 2005 • M.S. Conservation Medicine, Tufts University, 2013 Current Position: I am an Informatics Specialist with Boston Benefit Partners, LLC. What were you doing before entering the Masters in Conservation Medicine (MCM) program? Prior to the MCM program, I was a small animal veterinary technician Read More

Caitlin Jones MCM’15

Tuesday, December, 8th, 2015 MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles Research

Caitlin Jones MCM’15 was one of the first recipients to receive the Lily Glidden Award from Tuft University’s Department of Biology http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/news/. Caitlin used her award to travel to Tasmania where she completed her MCM Externship working with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. The work involved assessing different interventional strategies available to mitigate disease Read More

Jessica Sparks MCM’14

Thursday, November, 19th, 2015 MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles Research

Jessica Sparks MCM’14 is currently a PhD student at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work teaching in Conservation Social Work. She joined the MCM Program with an interest in socioeconomic risk factors in indigenous populations and the implications for biodiversity conservation.

Meghan Hartwick MCM’12

Thursday, November, 19th, 2015 MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles Research

Meghan Hartwick MCM’12 is working on climate change impacts of pathogenic Vibrio discussed in, “Tracking Shellfish Contamination” http://now.tufts.edu/articles/tracking-shellfish-contamination. Prior to joining the MCM Program, she lived in Northern California where she worked in environmental conservation and wildlife rescue with the Marine Mammal Center of Sausalito. “I am now pursuing my PhD in Molecular Evolution in Read More

Kelly Donithan MCM’12

Thursday, November, 19th, 2015 MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles Research

Kelly Donithan MCM’12 accepted a position with Animals Asia as a Bear Manager at their Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao where she will be working with rescued Asiatic black bears and Malayan sun bears. She held a previous position as a Wildlife Rescue Program Officer at the International Fund for Animal Welfare‘s (IFAW) Read More

Emma Gardner MCM’13

Thursday, November, 19th, 2015 MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles Research

Emma Gardner MCM’13 accepted a 3 month contract with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations at their headquarters in Rome. She’s been hired as a junior epidemiologist to work on risk assessment issues surrounding the H7N9 Avian Influenza outbreak(s) in China. “This type of work has been a goal of mine Read More

Gemina Garland-Lewis MCM’13

Thursday, November, 19th, 2015 MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles Research

The Old Men and the Sea By Gemina Garland-Lewis An alumna of Tufts’ conservation medicine program chronicles the end of the Azorean whaling industry http://now.tufts.edu/articles/old-men-and-sea Gemina Garland-Lewis MCM’13 is a Research Coordinator at the Center for One Health Research in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at University of Washington (Seattle, WA). Gemina Read More