Dartmouth Symposium for the Life Sciences Oct. 6

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

Register now for the 2015 Dartmouth Symposium for the Life Sciences: “Signal Transduction in Development and Disease” to be held on October 6th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Oopik Auditorium in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center. Read the rest of this entry »

Burroughs Wellcome Big Data Symposium

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

Dartmouth’s Big Data in the Life Sciences Training Program is hosting the Burroughs Wellcome Big Data Symposium on November 4, 2015.  The lectures will be held at Dartmouth College’s Alumni Hall from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and a student poster session will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Top of the Hop.  The Symposium will highlight the work of researchers who are performing advanced computational and experimental studies that are making seminal contributions to translational science. Please join the kickoff of this exciting training initiative and learn more about the emerging and evolving role of Big Data in today’s biomedical research. For more information about this symposium and to register, please visit http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/bds/

Annual Geisel Research Poster Presentation Night Oct. 28

Posted: September 1st, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

The fifth annual “Geisel School Research Poster Presentation Night” will be held on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. All of the students involved in Geisel sponsored summer research and/or learning opportunities for Summer 2015, as well as our Science Scholars, are required to present a poster on their work. The Geisel Student Affairs team strongly encourages 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, wine and cheese to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and for our students to share what they have learned with the larger Geisel community. The event will be held at Collis Common Ground from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

Hal Swartz Named Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research

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

Harold M. Swartz, MD, PhD, MSPH, Professor of Radiology, Medicine (Radiation Oncology), TDI and Family and Community Medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been named a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research.

The award recognizes individuals for their high levels of achievement in the field of academic medical imaging research, and their contributions to scientific progress and medical innovation—recipients of the award become members of the Academy’s Council of Distinguished Investigators.

According to Reed A. Omary, MD, MS, co-chair of the Council of Distinguished Investigators and a member of the Academy’s board of directors, award recipients are among the top 10 percent of radiology department faculty nationwide.

Awardees will be honored during a special ceremony at the Radiology Society of North America 2015 Annual Meeting in late November.

In with the New: Geisel Welcomes First-Year Medical Students

Posted: August 11th, 2015 by Kenneth D. Hertel

Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine ushered in a new academic year by welcoming 92 new medical students to campus this week for orientation. The Class of 2019 brings with it diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a record of academic achievement and service around the world. It is the medical school’s 219th class since it was founded at Dartmouth in 1797.

“I am very pleased to welcome this new group of students to Geisel,” said Duane Compton, PhD, interim dean of the Geisel School of Medicine.  “Collectively, they have a remarkable record of scholarly achievement, yet each individual in the group brings a unique and powerful perspective.  I know that the faculty and staff are eager to work with them.”

The 90 MD and two MD-PhD students represent a small percentage of the almost 6,000 who completed applications to Geisel via the American Medical College Application Service.  About one-third of the class already hold advanced degrees, including 23 master’s degrees, one law degree and two PhDs. Most have participated in research and one-third of the class has authored a published scientific paper. Nearly half the class has participated in research and health-care activities in more than 30 different countries.

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WTRB Mall to Open Aug. 10

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

As the new Williamson Translational Research Building nears its scheduled completion, the building’s mall will officially open Monday morning, August 10. The new mall extends from the DHMC Rotunda and connects the Williamson, Rubin and Borwell buildings to the rest of the medical center on levels 2, 3, and 4.

If you are at the DHMC campus, please take an opportunity to stroll through the WTRB mall for a preview of the rest of the building that will officially open early this fall.

Workers are finishing the entrance of the Williamson Translational Research Building's mall, which is set to open Aug. 10. (photo by Mark Washburn)

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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