All-Alumni Reunion | April 27-28, 2018

Join your fellow Friedman School alumni for a weekend of fun, education, and celebration in Boston!

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Friday, April 27th | 1:30 - 5:00 PM
Stanley N. Gershoff Symposium & Alumni Awards Ceremony

“Ambiguity and Perception in Food Trends: Are We All Talking about the Same Thing?”

“Food Labeling Chaos” (Keynote)
Kathleen Merrigan, PhD
Executive Director of Sustainability & Professor of Public Policy
George Washington University

“Deal or No Deal, What Do You See in a Label?”
John C. Bernard, PhD
Professor, Department of Applied Economics & Statistics
University of Delaware

“State of the Evidence: Organic vs. Non-organic”
Qi Sun, MD, ScD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“Creating a Sustainable Food System: What Matters and What Counts?”
Amanda Beal, N12
President and Chief Executive Officer
Maine Farmland Trust


Alumni Association Awards Recipients

Leadership and Expertise

Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, N91, NG94

Impact Award

Elanor Starmer, F07, N07

Leah Horowitz Humanitarian Award

Cristiana Falcone Sorrell, F01, N01


Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
711 Washington St. Boston, MA

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Friday, April 27th | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Gershoff & Alumni Awards Reception

Jaharis Café and Courtyard
150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
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Saturday, April 28th | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Day

W Boston Hotel 
100 Stuart St. Boston, MA



Alumni Association Annual Meeting | 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Networking Brunch | 11:00 a.m.

"Building Food Accessibility Through Sustainable Policies -
What's Working?" | 12:30 p.m.


Lisa Damon, N09

Massachusetts Farm to School

Ravdeep Jaidka, N15

Oke USA Fairtrade Fruit Company

Jessica Jones-Hughes, N09

Oke USA Fairtrade Fruit Company

Eileen Kennedy, DSc

Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE)


Parking is available at Tufts Medical Center garage at 274 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111, next to the Arts Center Wang Theatre (formerly the Wang Center). You may find further information on public parking rates here.


Event attendees are eligible to receive a discounted rate at the following hotels. All reservations are first-come, first-served. Mention the group name to secure the rate. Please contact the hotel directly with any questions. 

W Hotel Boston

$289 per night
100 Stuart St. Boston, MA 02116
Call 877-946-8357 or book online
Group: Tufts University Reunion Weekend
Rate does not include tax and parking 

DoubleTree Hotel Boston

$224 per night
821 Washington St. Boston, MA 02111
Call 617-956-7900 or book online
Group: Tufts Friedman School Reunion Weekend
Rate does not include tax and parking 
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