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Geisel Presents Annual Awards to Students and Faculty

On Friday, June 5, faculty and graduating medical students were recognized for extraordinary achievements at the annual Geisel School of Medicine Awards Ceremony. Held in the Hopkins Center’s Moore Theater, the event honored excellence in academic achievement, research, community service, teaching, and much more.

Research

Geisel med student Tito Porras was selected to conduct full-time biomedical research through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Medical Research Fellows Program.

Geisel Student Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow

Second-year Geisel medical student Jose “Tito” Porras is among 68 top medical and veterinary students from 37 schools in the United States selected to conduct full-time biomedical research through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Medical Research Fellows Program.

Alumni

Donor Impact

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Shining a Bright Light on the Care of Sick Babies

A three-year, $800,000 grant from the Anthem Foundation to The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice will fund the first comprehensive, nationwide study of neonatal intensive care.

Voices

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Are Super Bowl beer ads a bad idea?

In an opinion piece at CNN.com, Dr. James D. Sargent, theStuart Professor of Pediatric Oncology, says that parents should approach ads for alcoholic beverages with great caution in light of a new study led by Dr. Sargent and his colleagues, which showed that youths’ exposure to alcohol advertisements influenced their drinking behaviors.

In the news

The Downside of Medical Screening

The Atlantic – This article quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, from a panel discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight Health session last week. Welch notes that although medical screening sometimes saves lives, it can also lead to overdiagnosis, overtreatment and medical harm.

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