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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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  • In 2020, All Hands Were on Board at Tufts Responding to the Pandemic January 12, 2021
    As COVID-19 changed the world, the university pivoted quickly to keep students learning and everyone safeIf the spring semester of 2020 was a sprint in the face of COVID-19, the rest of the year was a marathon—or maybe a triathlon, as Tufts responded to a global pandemic unparalleled in recent history.   In March, Tufts quickly […]
    Kim Thurler
  • Seven Stories of Regeneration December 16, 2020
    In a Tell Me More podcast, Tufts experts talk about the wonders of renewal, from animals that regrow body parts to people who rise from tragedyIn this episode, we’re all about regeneration. We talk with a Tufts biologist about the ways some animals regrow lost body parts, and the real possibility of science helping humans […]
    Tell Me More Staff
  • Investigating Cancer Treatments’ Effects on the Heart and Blood Vessels December 14, 2020
    Tufts’ human and veterinary medical researchers collaborate to prevent and better treat cardiovascular damage in people and pets who have survived cancerAn explosion in cancer therapies over the past decade has greatly improved people’s chances of surviving cancer. There are upward of 16 million human cancer survivors in the U.S. today—and that number is expected […]
    Genevieve Rajewski
  • Something Wrong With Your Sniffer? It Could Be the Coronavirus December 11, 2020
    Loss of sense of smell is a common COVID-19 symptom. A biologist explains what could be going onCOVID-19 has many symptoms, including fever, coughing, and fatigue. But one of the more distinctive signs is the loss of the ability to smell. We’re not talking about the usual “stuffy nose” that goes along with a cold, […]
    Julie Flaherty
  • Four Things Experts Have Learned From the Pandemic December 7, 2020
    Germs, disinformation, and inequities are easily spread, say COVID-19 researchersThe battle is far from over, but public health professionals have already learned some valuable lessons about fighting a pandemic. Tufts researchers, science journalists, and health experts from around the globe shared some of what they have learned at the virtual Tufts 2020 COVID-19 Research Symposium […]
    Julie Flaherty
  • The Coronavirus Sneaks Its Way Into Cells. But How? November 13, 2020
    Marta Gaglia studies the way viruses infiltrate the body without tripping the immune system’s alarmsIn Spring 2020, as the world watched the novel coronavirus spread across the globe, Marta Gaglia, an assistant professor of molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, had a realization: The very same approaches she had been using […]
    Catherine Caruso
  • WHO Chief Scientist, NEJM Editor Headline Tufts COVID-19 Symposium November 9, 2020
    The virtual, public event on Nov.17-18 will address the pandemic’s impacts on health and societyOn Nov. 17 and 18, faculty and researchers from across Tufts University will join experts from around the globe for a wide-ranging discussion of COVID-19 and its effects on nearly every facet of our lives.
    News Staff
  • Telling a Story with Data to Get Results November 6, 2020
    A new cross-school initiative at Tufts aims to change how we teach data science in STEM and non-STEM disciplines alikeBig data permeates our lives these days, in everything from health care to marketing to voting. But without context and a story to tell, data falls short in driving substantive change. Data scientists and engineers must […]
    Lynne Powers
  • Getting to the Roots of Fragile X Syndrome October 22, 2020
    Focusing on glial brain cells, neuroscientist Yongjie Yang hunts for a new path to treating the genetic disorderThe cause of fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common inherited intellectual disability, is easy to see in the lab. Under electron microscopy, an affected X chromosome exhibits a deformed tip that gives the disorder its name and […]
    Kim Thurler
  • A Lab With All the Comforts of Home—Because It Is October 19, 2020
    Tufts researchers explore the idea of conducting more experiments from home, with benefits for scientists and societyAs the COVID-19 pandemic closed university campuses this spring, laboratory research at many institutions—including Tufts—had to ramp down. Unable to go into their labs, scientists were limited to mostly computational work at home, rather than conducting experiments. But what […]
    Michael Blanding