TDIMA Team Coaching Program – Register Now for the Fall 2015 Cohort

Posted: July 28th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

eCoach-the-Coach (eCTC) is an intensive, dynamic, and highly-interactive 5-part series focused on the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully coach frontline teams in their improvement efforts. Developed by colleagues at The Dartmouth Institute, the eCTC program is based on a team coaching model that is grounded in research, theory, and practice. The eCTC alumni base includes over 800 professionals worldwide, and the program has inspired the creation of affiliated microsystem coaching academies in Sheffield, England, and Stockholm, Sweden. Read the rest of this entry »

Prouty Raises More Than $3.1 Million

Posted: July 21st, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

With sunny skies and light winds making the day feel like a million dollars in Hanover, more than 5,000 participants and some 1,300 volunteers teamed up to triple the feeling by raising more than $3.1 million for cancer care and research in the Prouty, Northern New England’s largest charity fundraiser. Read more…

Paula Schnurr Named Executive Director of VA’s National Center for PTSD

Posted: July 9th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Paula Schnurr, PhD, Research Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, has been named Executive Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Approximately 8,000,000 adult Americans experience PTSD each year. In fiscal year 2014, more than 531,000 of the nearly 6,000,000 veterans who sought care at a VA healthcare facility received treatment for PTSD. The National Center for PTSD advances the clinical care and social welfare of America’s veterans and others who have experienced PTSD and trauma through research, education and training in the science, diagnosis and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. The Center’s Executive Division, at which Dr. Schnurr is based, is located on the campus of the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. Many of the Center’s leaders, including Dr. Schnurr, serve as senior faculty in Geisel academic programs. Read the rest of this entry »

NIH Career Award (K) Grant Writing 101

Posted: June 30th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Career Development Awards (K awards) are one of the most successful NIH programs that have helped launched many productive investigator careers. Over the past 5 years, K award funding has steadily increased NIH-wide, and in 2014, overall K award success rates were 35% across all institutes. However, many investigators often miss funding opportunities because they are not aware of the kinds of career awards available to them and what’s expected of the trainee in securing an award. In this 2-hour seminar, we examine different NIH training and career development programs, discuss what programs are tailored to specific individuals during their career, and provide an overview of how to write a competitive K award.

You will learn from Dartmouth faculty who hold active K awards–representing the K01, K08, K23, K25, and K99/R00—they tell you what went into their application and some application tips.

DATE: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
TIME:  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION:  DHMC, Auditorium G
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OpenCon 2015 registration and travel grant application is open

Posted: June 15th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Registration is open for OpenCon 2015!  OpenCon 2015 is the student and early career academic professional conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data and will be held on November 14-16, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

The three day conference includes keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and hackathons to help participants build skills in key areas—from raising institutional awareness to coordinating national-level campaigns effectively.  Attendance to OpenCon is by application only, which helps ensure a diverse, representative, and active group of participants at this unique conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Petra Lewis Inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology

Posted: June 9th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Petra Jane Lewis, M.B., B.S., has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). The induction took place at a formal convocation ceremony during the recent ACR 2015 meeting May 17–21, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Read the rest of this entry »

Geisel Celebrates Class of 2015 MD Graduates

Posted: June 9th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth celebrated the accomplishments of 88 new graduates of its MD program during Class Day ceremonies on Saturday, June 6 at Dartmouth’s Leede Arena.

In addition to receiving hoods denoting their degree, graduating students also received sage advice from Dartmouth faculty, alumni, peers, and special guest speakers.

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Seddon Savage Honored

Posted: June 7th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

(via Valley News) Dr. Seddon Savage, an adjunct associate professor of anesthesiology at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and chairwoman of the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission Task Force on Opioids, has received the American Pain Society’s distinguished service award. Read the rest of this entry »

Presentation: Writing Clinical Protocols for Trials and CONSORT Guidelines for Reporting Trials

Posted: June 5th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Dartmouth SYNERGY and Norris Cotton Cancer Center Present

Writing Clinical Protocols for Trials and CONSORT Guidelines for Reporting Trials


Lionel D. Lewis MD
Professor of Medicine/Pharmacology and Toxicology
Medical Director of the Dartmouth Clinical Trials Office
Associate Director of Participant and Clinical Resources Interactions, SYNERGY

Christopher Dant, PhD
Faculty Instructor, Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Friday, June 26 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM
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Leadership Preventive Medicine Annual Poster Session

Posted: May 26th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

On Friday, June 12th from 12-1pm, the class of 2015 Leadership Preventive Medicine residents and fellows will  partake in informal conversations, as they share their work at our annual Poster Session.   Lunch will be provided.   Presenters include:  Aamir Gilani, MD, MPH “Interdisciplinary rounds on the medicine floors”; Poonam Khadka, MD, MPH “Improving the value of diabetes care by increasing my D-H utilization in the Endocrinology clinic”; Zsolt Kulcsar, DO, MPH “TeleRheumatology improves access and benefits patients”;  John Matulis, DO, MPH  “Choosing Wisely: Decreasing unnecessary preoperative testing in the section of General Internal Medicine”; Josh Pelley, MD, MPH  “Reducing overuse of proton pump inhibitors in orthopedic inpatients”; Alina Robert, MD, MPH  “Improving radiation safety in the cardiac catheterization laboratory”; Katie Shea, MD, MPH  “Improving behavioral health care in the pediatric medical home”; John Wuchenich, MD, MPH  “Improving smoking cessation and nicotine withdrawal treatment for hospital patients at D-H”.

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