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On July 1, 2019, Nadine Aubry became Provost and Senior Vice President of Tufts University. As Provost, she is the chief academic officer of Tufts University, overseeing eight schools as well as multiple cross-school programs, centers, and institutes.

The Office of the Provost is responsible for setting institutional and budgetary priorities that advance the University’s mission. This team ensures that our educational and research programs are of the highest quality by working closely with faculty, staff, alumni, and students to fulfill the University’s goals and aspirations. The Office of the Provost is also responsible for the Athletics department, the library system, international and industry collaborations, and the ten Boards of Advisors.


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  • To Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials, First Increase Staff Diversity December 3, 2021
    New research finds that study sites with diverse personnel do a better job of recruiting volunteers from underrepresented groupsWhite patients are highly overrepresented in clinical trials—the studies that assess the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs, and other medical treatments. This means researchers are missing vital information about how members of other racial and ethnic […]
    Laura Castañón
  • Four Tufts Faculty Are Among Top Researchers in the World November 16, 2021
    Work by the scientists is among top cited globally, according to a new rankingFour Tufts researchers have been named to Clarivate 2021 list of the world’s most highly cited researchers. The researchers included in the list “have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade,” […]
    News Staff
  • Tufts Receives $10 Million Grant to Help Develop Cultivated Meat October 15, 2021
    Led by David Kaplan, the multi-disciplinary effort will drive efforts to produce an alternative source of sustainable proteinAs the world’s demand for protein grows, food production needs to keep pace. Now a team led by a Tufts professor has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop an alternative […]
    Isaac Nicholas and Mike Silver
  • Teaching Toward Equity: When Professors Become Students of Antiracism October 5, 2021
    Faculty spend a semester having the ‘uncomfortable’ conversations, with the goal of more inclusive classroomsPart of an occasional Tufts Now series on how faculty are integrating issues of racial and social justice into the curricula, an integral part of a university-wide strategy to dismantle systemic racism. Read more about Teaching Toward Equity on Tufts Now.
    Heather Beasley Doyle
  • Caroline Genco Named Interim Provost and Vice President of Tufts August 31, 2021
    Genco, currently vice provost for research, will take over as the university’s chief academic officer ad interim at the start of 2022Caroline Genco, vice provost for research at Tufts, will become provost and senior vice president ad interim starting January 1, 2022. She will take the reins from Nadine Aubry, who is taking a sabbatical […]
    Angela Nelson
  • Tufts Scientists Receive Grants from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center August 10, 2021
    The funds for capital investment will support research ranging from drug delivery to disease detection technologies at the universityThree Tufts scientists and their teams have received capital funding this month from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) to support research ranging from drug delivery to disease detection technologies. The grants were part of a total […]
    News Staff
  • Interim Dean Named at School of Engineering August 3, 2021
    Kyongbum Lee, noted innovator in metabolic engineering, to take the helm on August 24Kyongbum Lee, professor, chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and a leader in the field of metabolic engineering, has been named Karol Family Professor and dean ad interim of the School of Engineering. The current dean, Jianmin Qu, announced […]
    News Staff
  • Behind the Numbers of India’s COVID Crisis June 1, 2021
    From undercounted deaths to vaccine shortages, researchers see signs of a difficult road ahead Over the last two months, a devastating second wave of COVID-19 has swept through India. People around the world have watched as a record-breaking pace of infections burdened the nation’s health care system.
    Laura Castañón
  • Teaching Toward Equity: Opening Doors to New Dialogues May 26, 2021
    Tufts students and faculty work closely together to create a new program that fosters inclusive teaching and learning In her sociology classes, Assistant Professor Anjuli Fahlberg, A07, often touches on sensitive and controversial subjects—racism, sexism, and many other types of discrimination. She’s wondered how that impacts her students, “especially those directly harmed by these inequities,” […]
    Laura Ferguson
  • Confronting the Legacy of Anti-Asian Racism in America April 23, 2021
    Historian Erika Lee, J91, details the long ugly history of discrimination against Asian Americans, how it continues today, and what can be done about itAttacks on Asian-Americans have been growing in the past year—seen most visibly in the killings in Atlanta in March. One Asian American advocacy organization reported some 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents across […]
    Taylor McNeil