Memorial Service for J. Bertrand E. Nadeau, PhD

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Please join us on Saturday, May 3 to remember Geisel faculty member J. Bertrand E. Nadeau. PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, who passed away last month. The ceremony will be held at Rollins Chapel in Hanover, NH from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. To read more about Dr. Nadeau’s life and tenure at Dartmouth, please click here.

John Christopher, PhD, Elected as a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

John Christopher, Professor of Psychiatry at Geisel, has been elected as a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, an organization founded by Francisco Varela, a cognitive scientist from MIT, and the Dalai Lama to bring science and contemplative practices together to better understand the mind and prevent suffering. Christopher was selected as a Fellow by the Mind and Life Institute for his work throughout his career to integrate science and contemplative perspectives, and most recently for his work over the last year as a core member of the Ethics, Education & Human Development Project–an attempt to develop a pedagogy and curriculum of secular ethics for the twenty-first century.

Dr. Christopher is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is a former President of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. He is based out of Hanover Psychiatry and provides mindfulness-based interventions for stress reduction and emotional regulation. For more information about Dr. Christopher and the Mind Life Institute, please visit this page.

Rural Health Scholars Presentation: Indian Health Service Trip

Posted: April 15th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Please join the Minnesota Indian Health Service participants on Wednesday, April 16 from 12:15 – 1:15 PM in Kellogg Auditorium as they discuss their trip, what they learned and the future collaborations with community partners.

Featuring Chef Shawn O’Leary’s famous Wild Rice Soup!

Reminder – Dean’s Town Hall Meeting April 9

Posted: April 8th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Please join us on Wednesday, April 9 at 5:30 PM in Kellogg Auditorium for the next Dean’s Town Hall meeting, where Dean Souba will be presenting an update on Geisel’s budget improvement progress and efforts to sharpen the 2020 strategic plan and vision. The meeting is open to all Geisel faculty, staff and students.

Below is a schedule of the upcoming Dean’s Town Hall meetings:

Dean’s Town Hall Meetings (all start at 5:30 PM):

  • April 9 – Kellogg
  • May 8 – DHMC Auditorium E
  • June 10 – Kellogg
  • July 8 – DHMC Auditorium E
  • August 14 – Kellogg
  • September 23 – Kellogg

Medicine and Humanities Series Workgroup & Lecture

Posted: April 8th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Rita Charon, MD, PhD, Professor in the Departments of Medicine and English at Columbia University, and Director of their Program in Narrative Medicine, will visit Dartmouth on Friday, April 11 as part of the Medicine and Humanities Series sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities. From 12 – 1:30 PM she will lead a discussion over lunch with faculty participants in the Medicine and Humanities Workgroup at the Leslie Center.  At 4 o’clock on Friday afternoon in Haldeman 041 she will deliver a lecture entitled “Living, Aging, Beauty, and Doubt, or What is Health Care for?” Please register for the noon session with Dr. Charon at: The 4:00 PM lecture is open to all with no registration required.

Seventh Annual Dartmouth Integrative Biology Symposium

Posted: April 8th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Please join us on April 22 & 23  at Dartmouth College’s Alumni Hall for the Seventh Annual Dartmouth integrative Biology Symposium. This year’s topic is Global Health and the purpose of the symposium is to make the research and medical communities aware of the latest cutting-edge ideas and progress in rapidly evolving areas of biology and translational medicine, and to raise awareness of the exciting advances in integrative biology at Dartmouth.  For more information on the guest speakers, the agenda or to register please visit:

Crane-Godreau Named to Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Board

Posted: April 1st, 2014 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Mardi Crane-Godreau, Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Geisel, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. The organization provides training and education in a psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma. Crane-Godreau is an investigator at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Director of the Cigarette Smoke Exposure Analysis Laboratory.

As a member of the Board, Crane-Godreau joins Tommy Lee Woon, formerly Dartmouth’s Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership and currently Associate Dean of Diversity and First Gen Programs at Stanford University.

You can read the full announcement here….

Closing of the Glass Corridor to the Borwell Building, the Cancer Center, and Auditoria E, F and G – April 7, 2014 – June 2015

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

Please take note that construction of the new mall connecting the Williamson Translational Research Building with the main Medical Center is about to begin.

The glass corridor will be closed starting April 7, 2014, and will remain closed until the occupancy and opening of the Williamson Translational Research Building scheduled for June of 2015. Detour signs will be placed throughout the Medical Center. Follow the suggested detour routes which use Level 2 to connect the main building to Borwell. Detour signs will be placed to help direct people to Auditoria E, F and G.

To protect the privacy of our cancer center patients and patients with weakened immune systems, do not use the Cancer Center corridors as an alternate route to get to and from the east side of the Medical Center.


Dartmouth’s Global Health Day on April 3, 2014

Posted: March 27th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Please join us on Thursday, April 3 at the Haldeman Center for Dartmouth’s first Global Health Day—a showcase of student global health activities and experiences being undertaken across the undergraduate, graduate and professional school campuses.

The goal of Global Health Day is to feature the rich diversity of global health work being done in different disciplines and engage students in discussions around contemporary issues in global health.

The day will feature a keynote speakers, poster presentations, global health photography, global health student group fair, careers panel and concurrent breakout sessions covering a broad range of global health topics. For more information and a detailed agenda, please visit the Global Health Day 2014 website.

Wellness Workshop: Changing Your Relationship With Stress

Posted: March 24th, 2014 by Hannah M. Welch

Do you feel that you have control over the stress in your life? Is chronic stress making a negative impact on your health? In this workshop, we will discuss how you can change your relationship with stress and change your thinking to make stress work for you in a positive way.

Join our Coaches from Dartmouth Health Coaching in this first part of the Life in the Fast Lane workshop series. The workshop will be held at DHMC on Thursday, March 27th from 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm in Auditorium C.

Register at:

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