Geisel February Town Hall Meetings

Posted: January 20th, 2015 by Hannah M. Welch

Please join Interim Dean Duane Compton for the February Dean’s Town Hall meetings for Geisel faculty, staff and students. These Town Hall meetings will provide an opportunity for the Dean to share updates on the budget and for the community to ask questions and give feedback. The town hall meeting locations, times and dates are listed below.

Town Hall Meeting schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Auditorium, Hanover campus

Thursday, Feb. 5th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium E, DHMC

Register Now for Spring 2015: TDI Microsystem Academy

Posted: January 12th, 2015 by Hannah M. Welch

Register Now for Spring 2015! The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy offers several exciting and rigorous action-learning programs, blending electronic and face-to-face sessions for busy professionals.

From Tools to Relationships – Taught by Geisel’s own Nan Cochran, MD, this one-of-a-kind program focuses on interpersonal skills of communication, conflict management, and negotiation to improve working relationships and team effectiveness. Participants receive individualized feedback via in-person videotaped and web-based sessions.

eCoach-the-Coach – Based in a Team Coaching Model grounded in research, theory, and literature, this longitudinal program focuses on developing the knowledge and skills needed to coach and support frontline clinical teams in their improvement efforts. eCTC embodies learning in action, requiring each participant to engage an interdisciplinary frontline group to coach throughout the experience.
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2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Geisel

Posted: January 6th, 2015 by Hannah M. Welch

“Poverty, Healthcare and Access: Where Do We Go from Here?”

Over half a century after the start of the Civil Rights movement, racial and ethnic disparities in quality and access persist in the ever-changing landscape of American healthcare. With the passage of ACA, there was a promise of healthcare for all; and it is important to pause and reflect on how far we’ve come, and where we can go from here. Geisel’s 2015 MLK celebration will explore current limitations barring universal access to healthcare, and underlying problems in order to contemplate opportunities for meaningful progress.
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“Gear Up” Event for Dartmouth Researchers

Posted: January 6th, 2015 by Hannah M. Welch

Don’t miss January’s Gear Up 2015 events for Dartmouth researchers! Refreshments, giveaways, – and earn a digital badge!

Gear Up is an event for researchers that brings together Dartmouth entities that support research (Research Computing, the Office of Sponsored Projects, the Library, SYNERGY: The Dartmouth Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Tech Transfer Office, NCCC Shared Resources, and more) in a single fair-type venue so that researchers (students, post-docs and faculty) can learn about resources, solutions, and services and get questions answered.

Plan on attending one or more of these events:

  • Friday, January 16th, 3-5pm (Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, Gallery)
  • Wednesday, January 21st, 11:30am-1:30pm (MacLean Engineering Sciences Center, GlycoFi Atrium)

Connect with the people at Dartmouth that support your research and scholarship.

Learn about services, solutions, and resources that can bring power to your research project:

SYNERGY Pilot Funding Announcement

Posted: January 6th, 2015 by Hannah M. Welch

Dartmouth SYNERGY: Clinical and Translational Science Institute announces the availability of grant funding for 2015 SYNERGY Pilot Awards. The SYNERGY Translational Pilot Program seeks to fund innovative interdisciplinary research proposals that have clear potential for translation into patient-oriented care and for improving population health. The goal is to facilitate collaborative translational research studies within all our institutions and affiliated health centers. By providing support for clinical and translational pilot studies, SYNERGY aims to accelerate the process of clinical, community-based, and translational research.

Prospective candidates must submit letters of intent by January 14, 2015; information is available at

Science Scholars Three-Minute Journal Club

Posted: January 6th, 2015 by Hannah M. Welch

Geisel students L. Benjamin Hills, Chris Rees, Damian Almiron, and Dave Qian, would like to invite Geisel faculty and staff to the inaugural Science Scholars Three Minute Journal Club (3MJC) in Chilcott Auditorium on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 12:15pm – 1:15 p.m. During this event, 5 – 8 first-year medical students in the science scholars program will present a peer-reviewed journal article of their choice with a 3 minute time limit + 2 minutes to answer audience questions. The goal is to give these students practice interpreting and evaluating scientific literature as well as presenting and conveying complex ideas to an audience with broad backgrounds (invaluable skills for careers in science and medicine). These talks are aimed to be understood by everyone, so please participate by asking the presenters questions and voting for your favorite talk via the audience response system. The top two presenters according to your votes will be awarded small prizes for their efforts.

Lunch will be served! RSVP via the link below:

Dean’s Open Office Hours

Posted: January 6th, 2015 by Hannah M. Welch

Interim Dean Duane Compton will be holding open office hours on a bi-weekly basis. Monday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m. are open to students, and Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m. are open to faculty. 15-minute time segments are available on a first come, first served basis as people arrive.  Appointments for specific times are available if necessary. Locations will alternate between the Dean’s Office at 1 Rope Ferry Road and DHMC.

January Open Office Hours:

Monday, 1/12/2015 from 4:30  – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 1 Rope Ferry Road, Dean’s Office

Wednesday, 1/14/2015 from 4:30  – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 1 Rope Ferry Road, Dean’s Office

Monday, 1/26/2015 from 4:30  – 5:30 p.m.
Location: DHMC, Rubin 890

Wednesday, 1/28/2015 from 4:30  – 5:30 p.m.
Location: DHMC, Rubin 890

Bernard L. Trumpower, PhD

Posted: December 27th, 2014 by Kenneth D. Hertel

It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Bernard L. Trumpower, PhD, active emeritus professor of biochemistry at Geisel. Dr. Trumpower, 71, passed away at DHMC on December 25. A memorial service for Dr. Trumpower will be held on Friday, January 2, at 1:00 PM at the Norwich Congregational Church. Flowers can be sent in care of the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. They will make sure flowers get to the service in Norwich.

Participants Needed for a Screening to Explore Biomarkers for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Posted: December 16th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

The Mood Disorders Service at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is screening interested people (ages 21-70) with depression or a history of depression who are currently taking one or more antidepressant medications, for a non-treatment study. This is a neuroimaging study comparing the functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) brain images of people who have or have not been helped by taking antidepressants to learn if treatment resistance may be identified by fMRI.

All study activities take place at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, NH during routine business hours, Monday through Friday. To inquire about participation, please call 603-650-4914 or email
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Town Hall Meeting With Rick Mills on 12/4

Posted: November 18th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Please mark your calendars now to join Executive Vice President Rick Mills, for the second in a series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, December 4th from 12:00 – 1:00pm in Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center.

The Town Hall meetings will be an informal opportunity to participate in dialogue about what’s happening in the Dartmouth community. More specifics on meeting topic will be on the Events Calendar and VOX earlier in the week of the meeting.

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