Dartmouth Receives NIH Grant to Launch Northeast Node of National Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a five-year $3.8 million grant to Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. The award will support the launch of the new Northeast Node in NIDA’s National Clinical Trials Network, and clinical trials conducted by the Node will be supported by additional research project grants from NIDA, part of the National Institutes of Health.  Read more »

Mary Kay Foundation Grant Fights Breast Cancer Sleeper Cells

Thanks to a $100,000, two-year grant from the Mary Kay Foundation, Geisel researchers are launching a study to identify the biological mechanisms that allow clinically dormant ER+ breast cancer cells to survive anti-estrogen therapy.  Read more »

NICU Admissions Increasing for Normal Birth Weight and Term Infants

A new Dartmouth study found that admission rates to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are increasing for newborns of all weights. In effect, NICUs are increasingly caring for normal, or near normal, birth weight and term infants. The study, recently published online by JAMA Pediatrics, raises questions about possible overuse of this highly specialized and expensive care for some newborns.  Read more »

AAMC Award for Geisel and CHaD Project to Improve Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns

A team of Geisel faculty, students, and pediatric staff at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock received a Clinical Care Innovation Challenge Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges for creating a new model of care for in utero opioid-exposed and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome-affected newborns.  Read more »

Bright and Shiny MOLAARS: Dental Cleanings and Screenings for Migrant Farm Workers

June 4, 2015 was a big day for the Migrant Health Project at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. In seven hours, four first-year medical students and a pre-medical volunteer coordinated 12 dental cleaning and screening appointments for migrant farm workers at Barton Street Dental in Bradford, VT.  Read more »

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