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A Trusted Voice for Nutrition
Making An Impact in 2017-18
Moving from scholarship to action requires getting the word out in a way that matters to the public. Our faculty, staff, researchers, alumni, and students are experts at translating cutting edge science and smart policy beyond the academy. This year we offered our trusted voice to the world, supported the creation of a "Food is Medicine" working group within the House Hunger Caucus, and presented events including student-led policy groups and data summits. There's always something happening here to shape the food environment into a healthier and more equitable system.
By the Numbers 2017-18
By the Numbers - 2017-18
These numbers, unless noted otherwise, reflect activities and achievements in the time period of July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.
- Donor numbers reflect the number of individual donors to the school. Every gift from our friends makes a difference!
- Online impressions are a combination of views from across our web properties. Including our main school site, our affiliated sites, and all social media channels. An impression is counted when our content is presented to a person. Users do not have to engage with or share the content for it to be counted, but they usually do!
- Online program course numbers include one make-your-own program track. Learn more about all of our online courses.
- Faculty publication numbers were provided by Academic Analytics and run through a calendar year with a submitted set of faculty names.
- Runners on the Tufts Marathon Team reflect the number of running bibs provided by John Hancock Insurance as part of our years long collaboration. The runners are from across campus, not just at the Friedman School. Read more about this year's marathon!
- Volunteer leader numbers include our Board of Advisors, The Alumni Executive Council, and the Tufts Nutrition Council. Their generous gift of time and energy throughout the year is invaluable.
- Grant-funded research project numbers reflect all of the currently active research projects that have been fully or partially funded as of June 30, 2018.
- Media mentions were tabulated using the PR tool Meltwater and were gathered by the University's Public Relations office.
- Years of New Entry Sustainable Farming reflects the birthday of the entire project. Born in 1998 out of the school's Agriculture, Food, and Environment program. Learn more about the incredible work that the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project does.
- These alumni numbers are not inclusive of all graduates from our online certificate programs.
- Entrepreneurship contest entries are the number of innovative ideas that people across Tufts University submitted to our contest. Read more about this year's kickoff event and see how the finalists pitched their visions to judges and the audience.
- Masters and PhD students are those students who are currently enrolled at the school across all of our graduate programs as of June 30, 2018. This count is not inclusive of enrolled certificate students.
Unique Online Certificate Courses
Runners on the Tufts Marathon Team
Grant Funded Research Projects
Years of New Entry Sustainable Farming
Alumni Making an Impact
Entrepreneurship Contest Entries
Masters and PhD Students
A Global Perspective
Research & Activities in 2017-18
The many research projects we highlight are designed to take the long view. From researching policies to make SNAP healthier and doing deep dives into food aid packaging design to the first ever class of Malawian dietitians graduating, the impact we make is truly global. Our expertise in gathering stakeholders and creating scholarship shows that supporting our community of faculty, staff, students, and alums is always a worthy investment.