SAVE THE DATE: Next Geisel/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Town Hall – June 20

Posted: May 25th, 2016 by Derik Hertel

Please save the date for the next Geisel/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Town Hall, with a specific focus on academic affairs post realignment. John Birkmeyer, MD, EVP and Chief Academic Officer, will review D-H’s strategy for academic investment and development. With Tina Naime, Vice President for Corporate Finance, Dr. Birkmeyer will speak to D-H’s plans for building out research operations, grants administration, and academic funds flow models. From Dartmouth College, Duane Compton, Interim Dean at Geisel, and Martin Wybourne, Vice Provost for Research, will speak to the operational processes being put in place to support Geisel research during the transition period.

Date: Monday, June 20
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Place: DHMC Auditorium H

SYNERGY Announces 2016 Community Engagement Research Pilot Grant Awards

Posted: May 18th, 2016 by Derik Hertel

SYNERGY-Logo-simpleWe are proud to extend congratulations to the 2016 SYNERGY Community Engagement Research Pilot Grant awardees. Following a review of 17 letters of intent, SYNERGY invited 10 full applications from which three awardees were selectedUnique to Community Engagement Research proposals is that all have a designated community partner(s) involved in the study design, execution, interpretations and dissemination of results. These grants are part of the SYNERGY Translational Pilot Award program. Read the rest of this entry »

Colleagues Mourn Passing of Emeritus Professor Allan Munck, Who Discovered Glucocorticoid Receptors

Posted: May 18th, 2016 by Derik Hertel
Allan Munck, PhD

Allan Munck, PhD

All research is rooted in a simple question about something specific. For Allan Munck, that question was: Where do glucocorticoids act? Spurred by intellectual curiosity when he set out to understand how glucocorticoids worked, he didn’t anticipate answering that question would be the beginning of a prolific career spanning more than five decades.

The central function of glucocorticoids is to protect against stress—they bind to receptors present in nearly every cell in our bodies and play a key role in regulating the immune system.

A world-renown researcher in the field of endocrinology, and considered by many to be the father of glucocorticoid receptors, which he discovered in the 1960s, Allan U. Munck, PhD, an active emeritus professor of physiology and neurobiology at the Geisel School of Medicine died unexpectedly on April 29. He was 90 years old.

Known for his “intellectual honesty, collegiality, and thoughtful mentoring,” Munck was a remarkable man who left an incredible and indelible legacy here at Dartmouth, says Duane Compton, interim dean. Read the rest of this entry »

SAVE THE DATE: State of the Med School/Academy of Master Educators

Posted: May 11th, 2016 by Derik Hertel

Please join Interim Dean Duane Compton for the annual State of the Medical School address on Monday, May 23, at 5:30 PM in Auditorium H at DHMC. Following the Dean’s presentation, we will hold the annual induction ceremony for the Geisel Academy of Master Educators.

State of the Medical School/Academy of Master Educators Induction
Monday, May 23, 5:30 PM
DHMC Auditorium H

Dartmouth Institute Research Roundup 5.16

Posted: May 11th, 2016 by Derik Hertel

Learn about recent Dartmouth Institute research on ER visits for “non-urgent” conditions, physician knowledge of the FDA-approval process, the possible overuse of CT scans in the ER, patient recording of clinical encounters, and a more patient-centered approach to statistical modeling.


Anatomical Gifts Program Memorial Service – May 26

Posted: May 5th, 2016 by Derik Hertel

On Thursday, May 26, the Geisel School of Medicine Class of 2019 is hosting a memorial service in honor of those who so selflessly donated their bodies to the Anatomical Gifts Program. The Dartmouth community is invited to join the celebration of the lives of these individuals, and express our gratitude for their generosity.

Rollins Chapel
College Street, Hanover, NH
Thursday, May 26, 2016
5:00 PM

Please RSVP by May 23th to James Reed or the Anatomy Department at 603-650-1636.

Remembering Ron Taylor: Mentor, Teacher, Friend

Posted: May 4th, 2016 by Derik Hertel

ron-taylor-sea1Charisma—we can’t always define it, but we know it when we see it. And by all accounts Ron Taylor was charismatic. A professor of microbiology and immunology at Geisel School of Medicine, Taylor died on March 26 at age 62 of a heart attack. His good-natured personality and intellectual assets, beloved by faculty, students, and staff alike, were well suited to academe.

“I don’t know that he ever had a bad day. He had such a jovial approach to everything and always saw the glass as half full,” says Duane Compton, interim dean. “It’s that eternally optimistic and spirited outlook that he brought to everything that I will miss.”

His legendary sense of humor is what Paula Sundstrom, his partner and also a professor of microbiology and immunology, noticed when she first met Taylor back in the 1980s when both were presenting at a Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis meeting. “I thought Ron was hilarious,” she says. “He had a big personality and a fun way of doing things—he was comfortable to be with and that really appealed to me. He loved science and he approached it in a fun way, which at times may have seemed kind of silly, but he had his finger on the pulse of what was happening.” Read the rest of this entry »

May Native Health Series

Posted: May 4th, 2016 by Derik Hertel


Presented by the Indian Health Service Partnership at Dartmouth College

Monday, May 9th, 2016
Culture, Values, & Beliefs:
Integrating Traditional Native Practices and Western Medicine Lori Alvord, MD (Navajo)
4:00 – 5:30 pm – New Time!
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Announcing the SYNERGY 2016 Pilot Grant Awards

Posted: April 27th, 2016 by Derik Hertel

ec224d40-e124-478c-b324-c71cf451492fCongratulations to the 2016 SYNERGY Translational Pilot Grant awardees. Following a review of 29 letters of intent, SYNERGY invited 16 full applications from which six awardees were selected; two of the six awards are co-funded with the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC). Aligning with SYNERGY’s mission of fostering collaborative interactions between basic, translational, and health services researchers, the awardees come from diverse Dartmouth schools and departments: Read the rest of this entry »

Community Event: Addressing the Opiate Crisis

Posted: April 27th, 2016 by Derik Hertel

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and VTDigger are sponsoring a community discussion about the region’s opiate crisis on Wednesday, May 18, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT. Geisel’s Mark McGovern will be a panelist and deliver the keynote.  This event is free, open to the public. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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