The Dartmouth Institute to Launch Online Master of Public Health Degree Program

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice is launching an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in the fall of 2016. The two-year program will include three, one-week residential periods per year ─ making it a more integrated “hybrid” version of the Institute’s existing residential program.



NICU Admissions Increasing for Normal Birth Weight and Term Infants

A new Dartmouth study found that admission rates to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are increasing for newborns of all weights. In effect, NICUs are increasingly caring for normal, or near normal, birth weight and term infants. The study, recently published online by JAMA Pediatrics, raises questions about possible overuse of this highly specialized and expensive care for some newborns.

Improving Lives


Sandra L. Wong MD, MS, Named Surgery Chief at Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named Chair of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Senior Vice President of the Surgical Service Line at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Her term begins October 26.


The 2014-2015 Syvertsen Scholars include (from left to right: Fadzai Chinyengtere, Ilya Bendich, Whitney Hitchcock, Sadie Marden, and Mazin T. Abdelghany, as well as Andre Koop, who is not pictured here.

Alumni Carry On Sy’s Legacy

Fifty-five years after he retired as dean of the medical school, Rolf C. Syvertsen, MD, is still remembered by alumni as a legendary professor and for many, their personal advocate and mentor. Two alumni recently made generous gifts to the memorial fund named in Syvertsen’s honor, which supports scholarships and a special scholars program.