Gift of the Season
Students like College of Science and Mathematics undergraduate Dhruval Amin, member of the Pre-Medical Freshman Success Community, will benefit from the new Tufts Medical School and UMass
“Education is a means of achieving equity and progress in society, and our gift to UMass Boston seeks to provide better opportunities for students who pursue postgraduate health care education.”
—Gerard L. Gaughan, MD
$15,000 to the Gaughan Fund for the Tufts Medical School and UMass Boston Collaborative
Who gave it and why
Jane M. Gaughan, EdD, ’68, and Gerard L. Gaughan, MD
A proud 1968 graduate of Boston State College who earned her EdD from theUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, Jane Gaughan found an energetic ally in her enthusiastic support of public higher education: her husband Gerard. A clinical professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the university’s board of visitors, Gerard identified a potential synergy between Tufts and UMass Boston that would benefit both institutions.
To tap the historic commitment to Boston of Tufts Medical School and the high quality of premedical students at the UMass Boston College of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Gaughan helped design the Tufts Medical School and UMass Boston Collaborative. The program will provide undergraduate experiences in clinical medicine, research, and service to improve student success in school and medical careers.
Why it matters for UMass Boston
Jane Gaughan believes that aspiring students deserve a wide range of undergraduate experiences that can enhance their ability to compete with peer candidates for graduate education opportunities in the medical
fields. The Tufts Medical School and UMass Boston Collaborative promises to support that concept.
As more UMass Boston students gain entry to and succeed in medical fields, they will bring ethnic and economic diversity to these professions.