Classes Clash in Annual Swenson Cup Soccer Game

Posted: September 9th, 2014 by Kenneth D. Hertel

This year was another exciting edition soccer match between Geisel first- and second-year med students known as the Swenson Cup. It was a hard-fought game but the second-year team pulled out a 2-1 victory. Ace Geisel sports reporter Dino Koff gives us a complete rundown of this clash of “footie” champions. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 SYNERGY Translational Pilot Awards

Posted: September 9th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

The Dartmouth 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 of the SYNERGY Pilot Projects Program 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. This year twelve 2014 Translational Pilot awardees have been selected from a highly competitive field of 47 applicants. Congratulations to the 2014 awardees!

Share Your Stories: Recognizing Great Work at Geisel

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Many members of the Geisel community often go above and beyond to provide invaluable service to our school, but there are a limited number of official awards that allow us to recognize their hard work. Many of us work with faculty, staff, and students who are deserving of special acknowledgement, and we would like to ask you to submit a short paragraph (no criteria required, and no restrictions) to let us know about people you work with at Geisel who deserve to be recognized. Please send your submissions to Leslie Henderson at

Leading Voices in Medical Education Grand Rounds: Moving Beyond Assessment of Learning to Assessment for Learning

Posted: August 26th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Please join the Office of Faculty Development and the Department of Pediatrics for the Leading Voices in Medical Education Grand Rounds on Wednesday, September 10 for a presentation titled “Moving Beyond Assessment of Learning to Assessment for Learning” by Patricia J. Hicks, MD, MHPE. The presentation will be held in Aud. G at DHMC from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
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Save the Date: Geisel Research Poster Presentation Night

Posted: August 19th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Please mark your calendars for the fourth annual “Geisel School Research Poster Night” on Thursday, October 30th, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Collis Common Ground. All of the students involved in Geisel sponsored summer research and/or learning opportunities for Summer 2014, as well as our Science Scholars, are required to present a poster on their work. We would like to strongly encourage any other Geisel students who have done research to share their work at this poster night, as well.

This will be a festive event with soft drinks, sparkling cider and cheese to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and for our students to share what they have learned with the larger Geisel School community. A call for RSVP’s will be sent soon, but please be sure to save the date!

O’Toole Receives Prestigious NIH MERIT Award

Posted: August 12th, 2014 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth microbiologist George O’Toole has received a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health that will provide up to 10 years of funding for his research on bacterial biofilms.

MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) grants are awarded by the NIH to researchers whose work has already yielded significant results and who it believes will continue to make progress toward understanding important questions in biomedical research.

The program is intended to allow accomplished researchers more freedom and flexibility in their work, and O’Toole is excited about the long-term nature of the award. “It’s not often that you are given such a large window of time,” he says. “I think it’s really going to allow us to take a little more risk.” Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Dartmouth Symposium for the Life Sciences

Posted: August 5th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

The 2014 Dartmouth Symposium for the Life Sciences, “Look and Learn:  How Microbes Teach Us Cell Biology,” will be held on Tuesday October 14, 2014. Admission is free, and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Faculty, physicians, researchers, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduate students interested in the life sciences are welcome to attend.  To register online or view the program click here.

New Geisel Clinical Trials Unit Approved in Dar es Salaam

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 by Kenneth D. Hertel

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has approved the first HIV clinical trials units in Africa to be funded by its National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). After a competitive application process, Paul Palumbo, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth explains, “There are two new clinical trials units that have been approved in Africa, one is in Kenya, and the other is ours, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. So we’re excited to be chosen as one of the very few new sites.” Read the rest of this entry »

Compton Named Interim Dean at Geisel

Posted: July 14th, 2014 by Kenneth D. Hertel

President Phil Hanlon ’77 and Provost Carolyn Dever announced today that Duane Compton, professor of biochemistry and senior associate dean for research, will serve as interim dean of Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, effective July 15.

Compton received his PhD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1988 and completed his postdoctoral training in the field of cell biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was recruited to the faculty at Dartmouth in 1993, and is a leader in graduate and medical student education and a distinguished National Institutes of Health-funded researcher. He recently received an NIH MERIT Award in recognition of his research on the mechanisms of chromosome segregation.

As interim dean, Compton will report to Dever and work closely with both College and Geisel leadership to ensure that the medical school continues to make progress on a number of important initiatives.

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Chertoff Named Interim Chair of Radiology

Posted: July 7th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, MHCDS, FACR, has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  Chertoff is a Professor of Radiology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Geisel.

A native of New York City, Chertoff received her MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1981.  She completed a transitional internship at Hartford Hospital in 1982, a pediatric internship at the University of Connecticut Health Center 1983, and a fellowship in cross-sectional imaging at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington, VT in 1991.  She joined the faculty of Geisel and the professional staff of Dartmouth-Hitchcock in 1991.  Chertoff received a MS from the Program in Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth in 2005 and an MS in Health Care Delivery Science at Dartmouth in 2013.

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