Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, 1980
The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences was established in 1980 as part of then-President Jean Mayer's vision of a "one medicine" approach to the health sciences at Tufts. Coordinating the research and training initiatives at the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as providing advanced education in biomedical sciences, the Sackler School grew out of gifts from Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, Dr. Mortimer D. Sackler, and Dr. Raymond R. Sackler. The Sackler gifts were originally intended to renovate laboratory facilities on the Boston campus, but Mayer spearheaded the effort to create the school, drawing on additional gifts.
The focus of the school is on research and training in the biomedical field drawing on both clinical and basic science. Ph. D. programs are offered in biochemistry; cell, molecular and developmental biology; cellular and molecular physiology; genetics; immunology; molecular microbiology; neuroscience; and pharmacology and experimental therapeutics.
The Sackler School is housed at the Sackler Center for Health Communications on the Boston campus.
Source: LOH2; BTU [Sackler]