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Alumni from the MCM Program

  • Five Things You Didn’t Know about Groundhogs
    Chris Whittier, V97, research assistant professor of conservation medicine at Cummings School, shares the dirt on these important enormous, whistling, burrowing squirrels While many Americans would recognize famed Punxsutawney Phil as a groundhog, they may not know much else about the species. As Groundhog Day approaches on February 2, let’s ... read more
  • Overfishing and Modern-Day Slavery
    Tufts’ Jessica Sparks researches the connections between fishing stock declines worldwide and forced labor on the open seas ... read more
  • How IVF can be Used in the Conservation of Endangered Species
    As a student in the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine (MCM) program at Cummings School, I look forward to linking what I have learned about assisted reproductive technologies like IVF with how they can be used for conservation of endangered species. ... read more
  • A Mastiff Issue in China
    A conservation medicine alum addresses the problem of free-ranging dogs on the Tibetan plateau. ... read more
  • Working with the Loon Rangers at LPC: MS in Conservation Medicine Externship
    Dr. Estefania Parra Ochoa, MCM’17, Discusses her Externship with the The Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) The Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) works to preserve loons (Gavia immer) and their habitats in New Hampshire. LPC´s mission is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout NH; to monitor the health ... read more
  • Flying Toward Ocean Conservation
    Just before sunrise, when the water is calm in the Sea of Cortez and dolphins often slowly travel by, you can find Ben Sawicki on the bow of the MV Farley Mowat. The quietest section of deck, the bow is a peaceful place to begin the day with the Sea ... read more
  • Putting the Passion in Compassionate Conservation
    Prior to arriving at Cummings School as a student in the Conservation Medicine graduate program (MCM), Esty Yanco spent her time caring for wildlife as a veterinary technician in Tel Aviv, Israel. ... read more
  • Tales from the Field: Master of Science in Conservation Medicine
    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 ... read more
  • Pamela Okerholm MCM’13
    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 ... read more
  • Caitlin Jones MCM’15
    Caitlin Jones MCM’15 was one of the first recipients to receive the Lily Glidden Award from Tuft University’s Department of Biology 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 ... read more
  • Jessica Sparks MCM’14
    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. ... read more
  • Meghan Hartwick MCM’12
    Meghan Hartwick MCM’12 is working on climate change impacts of pathogenic Vibrio discussed in, “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 ... read more
  • Kelly Donithan MCM’12
    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 ... read more
  • Emma Gardner MCM’13
    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 ... read more

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