Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

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Loew, Franklin M., 1939


Franklin M. Loew (b.1939) served as the second dean of the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine from 1982 to 1995. The Franklin M. Loew Medical Education Center, located on the Grafton campus, was named in Loew's honor in 1992.

Growing up in Syracuse, New York, Loew attended Cornell University, from which he received both his bachelor's and veterinary medical degrees. He then earned a Ph. D. in physiology from the University of Saskatchewan. From 1967 to 1977, Loew taught physiology and veterinary clinical studies at Saskatchewan. Before coming to Tufts, Loew directed the Division of Comparative Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was also chief of laboratory medicine and an associate professor of comparative medicine.

Loew became dean of the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He also was the Henry and Lois Foster Professor of Comparative Medicine. Loew served as the chairman of the Department of Environmental Studies and as the chair of the Council of Health Sciences Deans. During his tenure, more than forty million dollars were raised in support of the veterinary school and the number of female faculty members rose to thirty-five percent.

Loew left Tufts in 1995, after almost fourteen years, to become Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell. He left that deanship in 1997 to assume the position of president of Medical Foods, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a year and a half. In April 1998, Loew returned to academia by being inaugurated as the eighth president of Becker College in Worcester and Leicester, Massachusetts.

Franklin M. Loew died on April 22, 2003.

Source: VF, TJ October 1992, The Boston Globe 1/31/99, Becker College, TD

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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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