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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dean's Message - September 30, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019
Mentors are important in your career. Often having several mentors helps guide a career.
Jaharis Building in the spring

Cultivating mentors throughout your life and career is one of the most important things you can do to achieve success. While your PI is expected to be a mentor for you, and we have the compact between you and your PI published in the student handbook, having a collection of mentors who advise, support, and champion you makes your career path truer and easier. I spent last weekend at a Rosh Hashanah dinner at the home of Win Arias, the former Chair of Physiology here who recruited me to Tufts over twenty years ago. He was my mentor then and remains so today as I navigate leadership. I celebrate his gift to me and pause for gratitude for Win and all the mentors who have helped me over the years from childhood to the present day.

Mentoring Circles will be redesigned to focus on biomedical students and will launch soon. I hope that you will take advantage of this critical benefit that others will give you, and that when you achieve success, you will similarly pay it forward.

Dan Jay