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|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.
|December 10, 2013|
|Scientists identify more powerful approach to analyze melanoma's genetic causes
There may be a better way to analyze the genetic causes of cutaneous melanoma (CM) according to a study published in Human Genetics conducted by researchers Yale and Dartmouth. A statistical analysis using the natural and orthogonal interaction (NOIA) model showed increased power over existing approaches for detecting genetic effects and interactions when applied to the genome-wide melanoma dataset.
|December 6, 2013|
|Dartmouth Medical Alumnus Named Dean of University of Minnesota Medical School
The University of Minnesota has named Dartmouth alumnus J. Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA (Tu '77, MED '82) dean of the University's medical school and vice president for Health Sciences.
|November 26, 2013|
|Medical School Graduate's $1 Million Gift for Scholarships Opens New Paths to a Dartmouth Medical Education for NH Students
Four decades ago, Norm Payson, MD, would not have become a doctor and healthcare leader had it not been for scholarship support. Dr. Payson, a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, now wants to make sure aspiring physicians are not held back from their dreams because of the heavy cost of a medical education.
|November 21, 2013|
|Geisel Overseer Peter Slavin Named Chair Elect of AAMC Board of Directors
Congratulations to Geisel Board of Overseers member Peter L. Slavin, MD, on his appointment as chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
|November 20, 2013|
|US Partners with Rwanda to Dramatically Expand Health Workforce Dartmouth Among Leading Medical Institutions Bridging Human Resource Gaps
On November 21, 2013, the New England Journal of Medicine releases a Special Report detailing the largest-scale global health partnership ever initiated between American universities and a low-income country.
|November 8, 2013|
|Dartmouth researcher finds novel genetic patterns that make us rethink biology and individuality
Professor of Genetics Scott Williams, PhD, of the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (iQBS) at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, has made two novel discoveries: first, a person can have several DNA mutations in parts of their body, with their original DNA in the rest—resulting in several different genotypes in one individual—and second, some of the same genetic mutations occur in unrelated people.
|November 6, 2013|
|Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine Receives Full Eight-Year Accreditation
The nation's sole medical school accrediting body, the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) has granted the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine a full eight-year term of accreditation--the longest available from the LCME.
|October 16, 2013|
|Dartmouth's John E. Wennberg Honored With Distinguished Professorship Endowed in his Name
Dartmouth College has established the John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professorship in honor of the founder of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and The Dartmouth Atlas at the Geisel School of Medicine.
|October 8, 2013|
|Geisel School of Medicine Board Member Wins Nobel Prize
The Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine congratulates Geisel Board of Overseers member Dr. Randy Schekman, who was selected this week as a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2013.
|Market and Demographic Factors in Forming ACOs
Accountable care organizations are rapidly being formed with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and they are being established in areas where it may be easier to meet quality and cost targets, researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice said in a study published in the journal HSR.
|October 7, 2013|
|$18 Million NIH Grant Accelerates Geisel's Translational Research
Dartmouth has been awarded $18 million in the highly competitive National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, joining an elite group of U.S. research universities conducting translational research.
|October 3, 2013|
|Dartmouth researcher finds a new role for the benefits of oxygen
In a study published in published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, a Dartmouth researcher found that dying heart cells are kept alive with spikes of oxygen.
|September 30, 2013|
|Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Researchers Receive $5.9 Million Grant from NIH for Lung Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $5.9 million grant to support an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Lung Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
|September 11, 2013|
|Dartmouth Researchers' Discovery of Cell Division "Master Controller" May Improve Understanding and Treatment of Cancer
In a study to be published in the journal Nature, two Dartmouth researchers have found that the protein cyclin A plays an important but previously unknown role in the cell division process, acting as a master controller to ensure the faithful segregation of chromosomes during cell division.
|September 9, 2013|
|Dartmouth Medical Researchers Receive 5-Year NIH Fogarty Grant Establishing First HIV-TB Research Institute in East Africa
Researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have been awarded a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a first-of-its-kind, HIV-TB-specific research institute in East Africa.
|September 5, 2013|
|Geisel Researchers Use Media to Promote Healthy Behaviors to Preschoolers
Researchers at the Hood Center for Children and Families at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have received a two-year, $275,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test a program that uses children's educational TV characters to promote healthy eating and physical activity among preschoolers.
|September 4, 2013|
|Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine Names Harold Swartz
Alma Hass Milham Distinguished Chair in Clinical Medicine
Harold Swartz, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, medicine (radiation oncology) and physiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, has been appointed as the Alma Hass Milham Distinguished Chair in Clinical Medicine.
|August 23, 2013|
|Increasing Our Leadership Capacity at Geisel
Every organization has an inherent leadership capacity that can be increased through practice and hard work. The quality and quantity of leadership is an organic energy that circulates through the bloodstream of an organization and is arguably the most important predictor of organizational performance and success.
|August 13, 2013|
|Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine Welcomes New MD Class
Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine officially welcomes 85 new students to its MD program this week. The students bring with them not only high academic achievements, but also a diversity of experience in work and service from around the world.
|August 9, 2013|
|Janet Corrigan Named Distinguished Fellow
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice has named a national leader in health care, Janet Corrigan, PhD, MBA, as a Distinguished Fellow.
|July 18, 2013|
|Research Means Hope Highlights Impact of Federally Funded Medical Research
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has introduced a new social media resource, a Research Means Hope Tumblr feed, to highlight federally funded medical research advances being made by scientists and physicians at the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals, including Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.
|Dartmouth and Geisel School of Medicine Researchers Aim to Discover the Unknown Causes of Premature Birth
Researchers from Dartmouth's Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (iQBS), the Center for Integrative Biomedical Sciences, and the Center for Genomic Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine are studying the unknown causes of premature birth.
|July 17, 2013|
|Dartmouth's Jason Moore selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences
Professor Jason H. Moore of Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine has been selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for 2013.
|Dartmouth Biochemistry Researcher Duane Compton Receives NIH MERIT Award
Obtaining research funding is a constant challenge for scientists in any field, yet faculty at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine continue to secure prominent grants to continue biomedical research that paves the way for better treatment for patients.
|July 11, 2013|
|Cancer Researchers at Geisel School of Medicine Receive Waxman Foundation Grant
Chromosomal instability (CIN) is a major player in the development of cancerous tumors, including lung cancer, and understanding the mechanisms and contributions of CIN has long been elusive.
|July 5, 2013|
|Scientists from 14 Countries Gather for International ISOTT and EPR Conferences
The EPR Center of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in association with the Department of Radiology and Norris Cotton Cancer Center recently hosted two international conferences, back-to-back for the first time, in Hanover NH.
|June 27, 2013|
|Researchers Uncover Cellular Mechanisms for Attention in the Brain
The ability to pay attention to relevant information while ignoring distractions is a core brain function. Without the ability to focus and filter out "noise," we could not effectively interact with our environment. Despite much study of attention in the brain, the cellular mechanisms responsible for the effects of attention have remained a mystery... until now.
|June 10, 2013|
|Geisel School of Medicine Honors Class of 2013 Graduates
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth celebrated the accomplishments of 210 new graduates, including the school's largest ever graduating MD class, at Class Day ceremonies on June 8th.
|June 6, 2013|
|The Geisel Experience
Each spring, a diverse group of more than 80 newly minted physicians graduate from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. They are part of a proud 216-year tradition that includes a legacy of more than 4,500 alumni. Inspired physician leaders, they are poised to solve our most pressing challenges in health care.
|May 31, 2013|
|Geisel School of Medicine Introduces Newest Members of Academy of Master Educators
Nine new members of the Geisel School of Medicine's prestigious Academy of Master Educators were introduced during Dean Wiley "Chip" Souba's annual State of the Medical School address on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
|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.