Immigrant Integration and Volcano Snails

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I recently learned about volcano snails, or scaly-foot gastropods. While not quite in love, I found myself deeply fascinated with these snails that have only been found at three hydrothermal vents near the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, in chemically…

The Art and Science of Listening in Community-Engaged Research

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Community-engaged research is gaining popularity in research circles, which feels exciting and full of potential. However, my experience doing this work has shown me that to realize this potential, researchers must commit to the hard work of both unlearning many…

In the news: Leah Zallman Center featured in Wicked Local – Somerville Journal

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A story on the Leah Zallman Center for Immigrant Health Research was recently published in Wicked Local – Somerville Journal. The article includes snippets from an interview with Dr. Jessica Santos, director of the Leah Zallman Center, and highlights from…

Launch of the Leah Zallman Center for Immigrant Health Research!

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Last Wednesday, friends, family, and colleagues of the late Dr. Leah Zallman gathered to celebrate the launch of the new Leah Zallman Center for Immigrant Health with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event kicked off with several moving speeches from family…