Join us in welcoming the Tufts University School of Medicine – Maine Medical Center Maine Track Class of 2026
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022
To obtain YouTube live streaming details, please email Caitlin DerSimonian by Thursday, July 14th.
Lecture presented by
Helen W. Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Dean ad interim, Tufts University School of Medicine
Antimicrobial Resistance: The Silent Pandemic
Special remarks from
TUSM-MMC Maine Track Leadership
About TUSM-MMC Maine Track
The Maine Track was founded with three primary goals in mind: to address the shortage of doctors in Maine, especially in our rural areas; to offer Maine’s brightest students the financial means to pursue a career in medicine; and to develop an innovative curriculum focused on community-based education.
This unique partnership between Tufts University School of Medicine and Maine Medical Center offers a rigorous training program for students committed to pursuing a career in rural medicine. The Maine Track’s innovative curriculum offers medical students clinical training experiences throughout Maine, exposing them to the unique aspects of rural practice, while also providing training at a major tertiary medical center. This approach creates more than just a pipeline of new physicians who want to practice in Maine; it lays the foundation for a future where every Mainer has access to excellent medical care, regardless of where in the state they live.
About Victor A. McKusick, MD
Victor A. McKusick, MD was called “the father of medical genetics” and “a towering international figure in genetics research.” A Maine native, he spent his entire professional career at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital where he was known as a mentor, an avid medical historian, and held numerous prestigious awards. It is fitting that the lecture to mark the entrance of a new class of TUSM-MMC students should be named in his memory because of Dr. McKusick’s commitment to lifelong learning and discovery.
About Helen Boucher, MD
Helen Boucher, MD is the Dean ad interim and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer of the Tufts Medicine Health System. An active Infectious Diseases physician, she was previously Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center, and Director of the Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (Levy CIMAR).
Dr. Boucher’s clinical interests include infections in immunocompromised patients and S. aureus infections. Her research interests focus on S. aureus and the development of new anti-infective agents. She is the Chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) Innovations Working Group, and serves on the Executive and Steering Committees.
Dr. Boucher is the author or coauthor of numerous abstracts, chapters, and peer-reviewed articles, which have been published in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and The Annals of Internal Medicine. She is Associate Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Editor of the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy, and Infectious Diseases Clinics of North America.
In 2015, Dr. Boucher was appointed a voting member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB), and elected Treasurer of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). She was awarded the IDSA Society Citation Award in October 2015. Dr. Boucher serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The College of the Holy Cross and as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Physicians of Tufts Medical Center.