Building Geisel’s Future: More Information & Feedback

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

If you would like to learn more about the proposed framework for Building Geisel’s Future, please visit: This site features frequently asked questions, updates and opportunities to share feedback or questions.

Please note, that this site is restricted to Geisel faculty, staff and students. A valid NetID is required to access the site.

Also, if you are using Internet Explorer, when you log in you’ll need to select “Other User” and use kiewit\yourNetID and then your NetID password to log in.

If you have any questions or trouble accessing the site, please contact Derik Hertel in Communications & Marketing.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Geisel School of Medicine will be hosting Dr. Annie Lewis-O’Connor to discuss the clinical impacts of intimate partner violence and interpersonal violence, as well as trauma informed care.

Dr. Lewis-O’Connor is the Founder and Director of the C.A.R.E Clinic (Caring Approach to Recovery & Empowerment) which provides patient and trauma informed health care to those who have been intentionally harmed by violence. She holds Faculty Appointments at Harvard Medical School and Boston College. She received her Masters in Nursing from Simmons College in Boston, her Masters in Public Health from Boston University and her PhD from Boston College.

Where: Kellogg Auditorium

When: Monday, October 26th from 12:30 PM to 2 PM

Lunch will be provided–please RSVP as soon as possible (but no later than October 16th) so that we have an accurate head count:

2016 Geisel Class Day & Awards Ceremonies

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

Please mark your calendars for Geisel’s Class Day & Awards ceremonies to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating class of 2016:

Friday, June 3
Awards Ceremony

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: TBD

Saturday, June 4
Class Day Ceremony

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center

Sunday, June 12th
Dartmouth College Commencement Ceremony

Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Dartmouth College Green

For additional information, please visit Geisel’s Class Day website.

Gear Up For Research Event

Posted: October 2nd, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Save the Date!  Gear Up For Research @ DHMC:  Thursday, Oct. 29th, 11:30am-1:30pm, Auditorium F, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Gear Up For Research is an information fair for researchers – a great way to connect with people across campus who support Dartmouth research through services, tools, and consultation, from proposal submission to publication.

Participants include Research Computing, Office of Sponsored Projects, the Biomedical Libraries, Dartmouth SYNERGY – Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Dartmouth Clinical Trials Office, the Technology Transfer Office, the Center for Program Design & Evaluation, and many more.

Bring questions – get answers!  Refreshments available.

SYNERGY Announces the Request For Applications (RFA) for 2016 Translational Pilot Awards

Posted: October 2nd, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Dartmouth SYNERGY: Clinical and Translational Science Institute announces the availability of grant funding for 2016 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 improved population health. The goal is to facilitate collaborative translational research studies within all our institutions and affiliated health centers, and to accelerate the process of clinical and translational research.

Prospective candidates must submit Letters of Intent (LOI) by November 2, 2015; RFA and LOI information is available at

Building Medical School’s Future Discussed at Town Meetings

Posted: September 29th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

President Phil Hanlon ’77 and senior leaders met with Geisel School of Medicine community members on Sept. 28, the first of two town hall meetings, to launch discussion of a framework for building the medical school’s future. The second meeting is set for Sept. 29 on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock campus in Lebanon, N.H., where many of the school’s faculty and staff work.

“The success and the academic excellence of Geisel is critical to Dartmouth as an institution,” said President Hanlon, who, along with Provost Carolyn Dever and Geisel Interim Dean Duane Compton, spoke at the first town hall meeting and will speak at the second session as well. This is “an important time to look at what the future for Geisel should be.” Read the rest of this entry »

TDI Microsystem Academy Dinner and Special Presentation

Posted: September 23rd, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Please join the TDI Microsystem Academy for dinner and a special presentation. Chris Trimble will present “Leading Innovation in Health Care Delivery” on Thursday, October 1, at 6:00 PM at the Hanover Inn.

Chris Trimble ( is an expert on innovation inside of established organizations. His most recent multi-year research effort focused on innovation in health care delivery. He published his sixth book, How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time, in the Fall of 2015.  Chris is on the faculty at Dartmouth, where he teaches in the Masters in Health Care Delivery Science program, the MBA program, and several executive programs. He has spoken all over the world and has advised a wide range of organizations including General Electric, Deere & Company, AT&T, eBay, Microsoft, Fidelity, Thomson-Reuters, and The New York Times Company.

Registration fee of $75.00 includes dinner and a copy of How Physicians Can Fix health Care: One Innovation at a Time.


Jessica Hamblen, PhD, Is Named Recipient of VA’s 2015 David M. Worthen Award for Career Achievement in Educational Excellence

Posted: September 22nd, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

White River Junction, VT – Jessica Hamblen, PhD, Acting Deputy Executive Director and Deputy for Education with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for PTSD in White River Junction, has been selected to receive the David M. Worthen Award for Career Achievement in Educational Excellence. This is the highest award given by the Veterans Health Administration to recognize outstanding achievements of national significance to education in the health professions.

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LGBTQ Health Equity – Special Guest Lecture

Posted: September 17th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Harvey Makadon, MD will be visiting Geisel from Harvard Medical School and The Fenway Institute in Boston. He is presenting “Achieving Health Equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People” on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00 PM. The event will be held in Chilcott Auditorium on the Geisel School of Medicine campus.

Dr. Makadon has published numerous articles and texts related to competent and compassionate clinical care for LGBTQ persons. Having devoted much of his career to the education of patients and physicians, Dr. Makadon draws from personal and professional experience in his role as LGBTQ health advocate and policy maker. In his role as Director of the Health Education Center at Boston’s Fenway Institute, he teaches about how to improve access to quality care for the LGBTQ community in diverse health care settings across the country.

This presentation provides a unique opportunity to learn about LGBTQ health issues and consider how this population remains underserved within our health care system.

Please email with questions.

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Dean’s Open Office Hours – Sept./Oct.

Posted: September 16th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

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.

Sept. Office Hours:


  • Sept. 21, 4:30-5:530 PM, 1 Rope Ferry


  • Sept. 23, 4:30-5:30 PM, 1 Rope Ferry

Oct. Office Hours:


  • Oct. 5, 4:30-5:30 PM, DHMC-Williamson 371
  • Oct. 19, 4:30-5:530 PM, 1 Rope Ferry


  • Oct. 7, 4:30-5:30 PM, DHMC-Williamson 371
  • Oct. 21, 4:30-5:530 PM, 1 Rope Ferry

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