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April 23, 2014
Nine Students at Geisel School of Medicine Named New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows
Congratulations to the nine students at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth selected as 2014-2015 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, named for the famous physician-humanitarian
April 17, 2014
Student Spotlight - Michaela Staley: A pivotal moment
An unusual event while helping immigrants in the Arizona desert inspired Michaela Staley's interest in global health and becoming a physician.
April 10, 2014
Being Creative with Sickle Cell Disease
When Cindy Hahn was a young girl, her father, a virologist, used to let her sit at his microscope and look at immune cells fighting a pig virus. The pig virus sticks in her memory; it sparked a passion for science she is now pursuing as an MD-PhD student at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.
April 9, 2014
Geisel Food Challenge Builds Compassion
How do you define compassion, how do you best teach it, and how do you practice it as a doctor-in-training? Khushboo Jhala ('16) has been exploring these questions through a project funded by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.
April 3, 2014
Lisa Adams: Building Geisel's Global Connections
As a field of study, global health didn't exist when Lisa V. Adams, MD '90, was a Dartmouth medical student. After finding her own path, she is now using her more than 20 years of global health experience to help students coordinate international service-learning experiences through Geisel School of Medicine's Center for Health Equity.
March 31, 2014
Fast Food Giants' Ads for Healthier Kids Meals Don't Send the Right Message
Fast food giants attempts at depicting healthier kids' meals frequently goes unnoticed by children ages 3 to 7 years old according to a new study by Dartmouth researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
March 26, 2014
Patient Support Corps is a Win-Win for Students and Patients
First- and second-year medical students often crave meaningful one-on-one interactions with patients. A new program pairs students from the Geisel School of Medicine with patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center—for the benefit of both.
March 24, 2014
Dartmouth Cancer Researchers issue State-of-the-state on Genetic-based Testing and Treatment for Breast Cancer
Dartmouth researchers at its Norris Cotton Cancer Center have compiled a review of the role that information gathered through genetic testing plays in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
March 21, 2014
It's a (Residency) Match! Geisel Students Take Next Step in Their Medical Journeys on Match Day
At the much-anticipated annual Match Day event today, 87 students at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine learned where they will pursue their next three to seven years of residency training after graduation.
March 20, 2014
Charting a Course for Better Health Care
Delivering the right amount of service at a reasonable cost. "That's the essence of the Dartmouth Atlas," says Dick Fleming, "and what attracted me to learn more about it and to support it."
March 19, 2014
Dartmouth and Aeras Join Forces to Conduct Study of New Tuberculosis Vaccine
Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and Aeras, a global nonprofit biotech, announced a collaboration to jointly conduct a trial of a new vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), one of the world's deadliest diseases.
March 13, 2014
Dartmouth Geisel Alumnus Dr. Freddie Fu Receives "Nobel Prize of Orthopaedic Research" from National Orthopaedic Society
Congratulations to Dartmouth alumnus Freddie Fu, MD (DC '74, MED '75), who received the Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for his career contribution to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and advances in patient care, bestowed by the Kappa Delta Sorority along with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
Dartmouth Alumnus Dr. Ross Jaffe Named Chair of Geisel School of Medicine Board of Overseers
Ross Jaffe, MD, MBA (DC '80) has been named Chair of the Board of Overseers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, replacing Bill Helman (DC '80) who has served in that role since 2011. Helman will remain on the Geisel Board as a Dartmouth College Trustee Liaison. The announcement was made at the Board's winter meeting in Boston.
March 12, 2014
Skating to the Puck or Avoiding the Penalty Box in Health Care?
In a Viewpoint published in the March issue of JAMA, Researcher Jeremiah Brown of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and colleagues, Hal Sox and David Goodman, question whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' use of financial penalties is the right tack for changing the behavior of hospitals.
March 11, 2014
Geisel Rises in 2015 U.S. News Best Medical Schools Rankings, Now Ranked in Top 20 in Primary Care
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has moved into the top 20 of medical schools nationally for primary care, climbing 13 spots to 18th in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's Best Medical Schools rankings.
February 24, 2014
DISCOVERY Supercomputer Enables Big Data Analytics at Dartmouth
Dartmouth's Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (iQBS), a program established to advance and support interdisciplinary education and research at Dartmouth College, has reached a major milestone in infrastructure development. A departmental resource, the DISCOVERY (Dartmouth Initiative for SuperCOmputing Ventures in Education and Research) supercomputer cluster, has exceeded 2200 cores, enabling researchers across disciplines to perform large-scale analyses of complex data sets.
February 19, 2014
Matthew Friedman—International Leader in PTSD—Steps Down as Executive Director of Center
In the mid-1960s, Matthew Friedman had to make a crucial decision. As a Ph.D. student in pharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he was studying the neurobiology of physical dependence and tolerance of drugs—doing novel mice experiments to show dependence and withdrawal syndrome with the drug scopolamine. One of his advisors was Jerome Jaffe, a psychiatrist who later became the drug czar under President Nixon. Friedman could stay on with Jaffe studying addictive drugs, or find a new avenue.
February 11, 2014
Applications Surge to Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine
Applications to the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth for the 2014 MD entering class have risen 27 percent compared to the previous year.
February 4, 2014
Plunging for Health Equity
If your idea of fun is watching your friends and colleagues jump into icy water for a good cause on a mid-winter afternoon, you won't want to miss Geisel's second annual Polar Plunge, Friday, February 7, at Occom Pond.
Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations For Nursing Home Residents
Telemedicine used at nursing homes during hours when doctors are not typically present is a viable way to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, according to research published in February's issue of Health Affairs.
February 3, 2014
Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine receives $6.25 million gift for neurological research
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has received a $6.25 million gift from the estate of Susan Diamond, formerly of Omaha, Neb., to support research in neurology.
There's An App for That—Integrating devices and gadgets into clinical practice
Health apps for smartphones are nothing new. There are a plethora of devices and gadgets available to help us manage our own health and wellness. Recently, there has also been an increase in applications designed to address behavioral health, including substance abuse and mental illness.
January 30, 2014
Dartmouth Researchers Develop New Tool to Identify Genetic Risk Factors
Dartmouth researchers developed a new biological pathway-based computational model, called the Pathway-based Human Phenotype Network (PHPN), to identify underlying genetic connections between different diseases as reported in BioDataMining; this week.
January 28, 2014
Geisel Students Work To Make Gender Inequity Visible
Dr. Holly Atkinson's experiences in human rights work over the past 25 years have given her reason to be both deeply troubled and incredibly hopeful.
Catherine Pipas Named a National Faculty Mentor with the Association of American Medical Colleges' Leadership Program
Catherine Pipas, MD, director of the leadership component of the new curriculum at Geisel and a professor of community and family medicine, has been appointed a Faculty Member of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD).
January 27, 2014
Choosing Wisely - The Politics and Economics of Labeling Low-Value Services
The Choosing Wisely campaign, lists of services developed by physicians' specialty societies, is a good start to spark discussion between physicians their patients about treatments and tests that may not be warranted.
January 24, 2014
Researchers Developing New Approach for Imaging Dense Breasts for Abnormalities
Dartmouth engineers and radiologists develop new approach for diagnostic imaging of dense breasts with suspicious lesions. MRI/NIRS technique offers greater flexibility, speed, and accuracy. Technology shows promise for improving MRI's ability to distinguish cancer from benign abnormalities.
January 23, 2014
EXPERT INSIGHT: The limitations of personal genetics
In late November, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered 23andMe, a company that provides personal genetic testing, to stop selling its genetic test for health-related purposes.
January 16, 2014
New analysis shows fewer years of life lost to cancer
Dartmouth researchers say U.S. has underestimated its progress in war on cancer.
January 15, 2014
Family's Generous Gift to Geisel Supports Legacy of Renowned Neurologist Bornstein
A generous gift to Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine from the family of Murray B. Bornstein, MD (DC '39), will establish a neurology professorship in his name.
Dartmouth researchers discover that coevolution between humans and bacteria reduces gastric cancer risk
Research carried out in two distinct communities in Colombia illustrates how coevolution between humans and bacteria can affect a person's risk of disease.
January 7, 2014
DeMars named interim Chair of Obstetrics/Gynecology at Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Leslie R. DeMars, MD, has been named interim Chair of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, replacing Richard H. Reindollar, MD, who had served as chair since 2005.

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