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|May 20, 2013|
|Eight Students at Geisel School of Medicine Named New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows
Congratulations to the eight students at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth who were named 2013-2014 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, named for the famous physician-humanitarian.
|May 13, 2013|
|Dr. Abraham Verghese to Speak at Geisel School of Medicine Class Day
Abraham C. Verghese, MD, MACP, who places great value on humanism in medical education, is the featured speaker at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth's 2013 Class Day activities, Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. in the Class of 1978 Life sciences Center Courtyard. Verghese is professor and senior associate chair for the theory and practice of medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University.
|May 1, 2013|
|Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine to lead the US campaign for all clinical trials to be registered and results reported
Today the AllTrials Campaign announced that Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice signed on to be the first US academic center in this important campaign and will take the lead in urging all medical schools and patient advocacy groups in the US to add their voices at AllTrials.net.
|April 26, 2013|
|Two Geisel School of Medicine faculty recognized by the Association of University Radiologists
The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) has named Jocelyn Chertoff, MD, President of the association and acknowledged Petra Lewis, MBBS, for teaching excellence.
|April 22, 2013|
|Dartmouth iQBS Researchers Help Discover Three Unique Gene Variants That Influence Body Size and Obesity in People of African Ancestry
Researchers from Dartmouth's Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (iQBS) and the Center for Genomic Medicine have helped to discover three unique genetic variations that influence body size and obesity in men and women of African ancestry. This study, a meta-analysis that examined 3.2 million genetic variants in over 30,000 people with African heritage for links to body-mass index or BMI—by professors Jason Moore, Christopher Amos and Scott Williams—was the largest ever done on this population to date.
|April 11, 2013|
|Curriculum Redesign: Building on excellence
The Geisel School of Medicine's reputation for providing an outstanding educational experience within a close-knit community is one of the many reasons aspiring doctors choose Geisel.
|April 8, 2013|
|Targeting Systemic Sclerosis: From bioinformatics to clinical research
Systemic sclerosis (SSc), also known as scleroderma, is a rare autoimmune connective tissue disorder that's difficult to treat. However, thanks to new research at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, doctors may be able to treat some patients more effectively.
|April 1, 2013|
|National Day of Action to Protest Budget Cuts to Medical Research
Researchers at academic medical centers across the nation--including the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine--could see a significant reduction in federal research funding awards and a slow down in discoveries that benefit patients as a result of sequestration.
|Dr. Elliott S. Fisher Named Director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has named Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH, as the Director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. An internationally recognized leader in health services research and health policy, Dr. Fisher is currently the Director for Population Health and Policy at The Dartmouth Institute, as well as the James W. Squire Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine. He is also Co-Director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.
|March 18, 2013|
|It's Match Day for Medical Students at Dartmouth
At the much-anticipated annual Match Day event, 103 students at Dartmouth's Geisel School of medicine learned where they will start their residency training after graduation. Nationally, more than 17,400 graduating medical school students participated in this year's match program.
|March 11, 2013|
|Dartmouth Researchers Receive $12 Million COBRE Grant From The National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $12 million grant to support an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Center for Molecular Epidemiology that will transform the research capacity at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.
|March 7, 2013|
|Geisel School of Medicine Physicians for Human Rights Chapter Receives National Awards
The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) chapter at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine has been honored with two prestigious, national awards. The Geisel PHR chapter, under the leadership of students Anna Huh '15 and Afton Chavez '15, received the Physicians for Human Rights annual Best Chapter award, sharing this honor with the chapter at the St. Louis University School of Medicine.
|March 5, 2013|
|Tosteson Named Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Geisel Medical School James J. Carroll Professor in Oncology
Anna N.A. Tosteson, ScD, has been appointed the James J. Carroll Professor in Oncology at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The chair is awarded to a faculty member nationally recognized for a commitment to work at the leading edge of cancer research, an inspiring educator, a supportive mentor, and an astute and judicious institutional leader.
|Ernstoff Named Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Geisel Medical School O. Ross McIntyre Chair in Oncology
Dr. Marc Ernstoff has been appointed to the O. Ross McIntyre Endowed Professorship at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
|February 25, 2013|
|Former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop, Pioneering Pediatric Surgeon, Public Health Leader and Dartmouth Graduate, Dies at 96
Former Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric surgery, a leader in the fight to create a smoke-free nation, and founder of the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, died peacefully in his home in Hanover, N.H. on Monday, February 25, 2013. He was 96 years old.
|February 20, 2013|
|Preparing medical students for a changing profession
A critical component of the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine 2020 Strategic Plan for Excellence is the development of an innovative, world-class medical school curriculum.
|February 8, 2013|
|Dartmouth's Med School Plunges Into Icy Waters for Health Equity
A frigid day during Dartmouth's 2013 Winter Carnival was no match for the fiery passion of the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine to improve lives.
|February 7, 2013|
|Dartmouth Geisel Med Students take on National Leadership Roles
Three students at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine are demonstrating the school's commitment to developing physician leaders by helping to lead three prominent, national medical organizations.
|January 29, 2013|
|Dr. Joe O'Donnell Honored with Inaugural Dartmouth Social Justice Award
Joseph O'Donnell, MD, professor of medicine and psychiatry at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, will be honored with the inaugural Holly Fell Sateia Award on Friday, Feb. 1 as part of the college's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Social Justice Awards.
|January 24, 2013|
|Discovery by Dartmouth researchers may improve understanding of neurodegenerative diseases
In a study published in the January 25th issue of the prestigious journal Science, researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth reported the discovery of the key role played by the protein INF2 in the division of mitochondria, the organelles that produce energy for cells. The finding may lead to a better understanding of the development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease.
|January 22, 2013|
|National Academy of Sciences Paper: Dartmouth researchers take novel approach to fighting treatment-resistant chronic myeloid leukemia
In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine described a novel approach to killing chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cells without harming normal cells, an approach that could help fight off the disease in patients who have developed resistance to standard treatment.
|January 14, 2013|
|Building Trust and Health Equity in All Communities:
2013 Geisel Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
One constant in our culture has been mistrust in the healthcare system, especially in under-resourced communities and communities of color in the United States. With the uncertainty revolving around health care reform and how the changes will affect underserved communities, this inherent mistrust may grow.
|January 4, 2013|
|Understanding an unexpected outbreak
Since September, more than 500 cases of fungal meningitis have been diagnosed across the United States, all of them caused by contaminated steroid injections. More than 35 people have died from the infection. But the fungus that has caused almost all of the cases, Exserohilum rostratum, seems an unlikely threat. Robert Cramer, Ph.D., an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology and an expert on fungi, talks about the outbreak.
|January 3, 2013|
|Role of plasmalemma vesicle associated protein (Plvap/PV1) critical to formation of the diaphragms in endothelial cells
Dartmouth scientists have demonstrated the importance of the gene Plvap and the structures it forms in mammalian physiology in a study published in December by the journal Developmental Cell.