From new acreage for New Entry to scholarships for students, your generosity made a big impact.
Supporting Service Scholars & The Next Generation of Nutrition Experts
Ted Mayer's history with the Friedman School goes back decades. "While my dad was living, I was very aware of the school," he explains. His father, Jean Mayer, was a Tufts chanellor and president emeritus and helped found the Friedman School as well as the HNRCA.
"We can think of no better way to make a meaningful difference in our world than to invest in bright young people with a passion for learning and for doing good. We see that in the Service Scholars Program."
"I had not been in close contact with the school until a friend encouraged me to reconnect," says Mayer. "I met Dean Mozaffarian and some of the faculty and was immediately impressed with the quality of the projects and the focus of the school, particularly the Service Scholars Program." The program supports Friedman School students who are alumni of service organizations, such as the Peace Corps.
Mayer and his wife, Margery, established the Laura Mayer Deford Scholarship in support of the program. "We can think of no better way to make a meaningful difference in our world than to invest in bright young people with a passion for learning and for doing good. We see that in the Service Scholars Program."
Jeanene Fogli-Cawley, RD, PhD, NG06, began working in research prior to graduating from the Friedman School, but she knew she would need a doctoral degree to advance. She currently serves as executive director at a biotechnology company.
"A terminal degree is typically required in many biotech positions, and I've often been the only registered dietitian working with physicians and pharmacists," says Fogli-Cawley. "Due to our unique perspective, it's logical to have RDs involved with the development of technologies or substances that influence nutrient absorption and metabolism."
“I established this fund as a gift to dietitians. I hope it will encourage them to obtain their PhDs, and I hope to see more registered dietitians in biotech in the future”
So Fogli-Cawley established an endowed fund, the Jeanene Fogli RD PhD Fund, to support registered dietitians seeking a doctoral degree from the Friedman School. "I established this fund as a gift to dietitians. I hope it will encourage them to obtain their PhDs, and I hope to see more registered dietitians in biotech in the future!"
Tufts Marathon Bibs
Acres of New Farmland for New Entry
Miles Logged By The 2019 Tufts Marathon Team
A Strong Finish in 2019, A New Challenge in 2020
The forty-nine runners on the Tufts Marathon Team saw April 15 begin with an early thunderstorm, started the race under cloud cover, were drenched in sun—and then soaked in rain, but they all finished the race.
“I’m so proud of them all—they are all amazing,” said Don Megerle, coach of the Tufts Marathon Team.
The team is made up of students, alumni, staff, and friends; each runner raises money to support nutrition, medical, and fitness programs at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
A New Base of Operations for New Entry
Since 2011, New Entry has been in a growth phase and has expanded its training and technical assistance programs. Thanks for the generosity of its supporters, the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project relocated its operations to Moraine Farm in Beverly, Massachusetts. It has a 10-year lease with The Trustees of Reservations to occupy 15 acres of farmland in the North Shore Town.
It's not just any plot of land, but a historic and picturesque Frederick Law Olmsted property that traces back to 1880.
“Supporting a small farm sometimes sounds like a small thing, but that farm is supporting its local community, and doing a huge service to society by protecting land, water, and wildlife,” said Jennifer Hashley, Director of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project.