Project 439 seeks to stem the rising tide of opioid overdose deaths in New Hampshire while helping those struggling with substance abuse protect their health.
Learning about the challenges medically underserved populations face, or have faced, is essential to providing good care. Created by students from Geisel School of Medicine, Beyond the Books gives voice to these community members and teaches future physicians the value of listening.
Read article – Quotes Bryan Luikart, assistant professor of molecular and systems biology, about a new study that reveals that scientists have successfully corrected a dangerous mutation in genes in human embryos, fixing a mutation that causes a common heart condition that can lead to sudden death later in life. “It is pretty amazing. It is a super-exciting time to be a scientist right now,” says Luikart, who was not involved in the study.
Read article – Quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and professor of economics, about the importance of remembering that getting screened for cancer has benefits and risks, and that it should be a personal decision—even for people who are high-risk.
Dartmouth ranks highly in a new measure of the impact of academic research on global innovation, according to the Nature Index 2017 Innovation supplement. The index examines how often research articles from top science journals are cited in third-party patents around the world.
Michael Sporn, MD, emeritus professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and medicine, is featured in Nature Index 2017 for his tremendous impact upon biomedical research and drug development.
Read article – Cites comments by Corey Siegel, associate professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article that shares five facts about gastroenteritis. Siegel, a gastroenterologist, notes that the elderly are at especially high risk of getting dehydrated when they have gastroenteritis, and that dehydration can lead to kidney problems.
Read article – An opinion piece by Cassie Kosarek, Geisel ’20, in which she discusses how new premedical students can maximize their success during their freshman year of college.
Ninety-two members of the Geisel School of Medicine’s 221st class were enthusiastically welcomed to Hanover by the Dartmouth community as part of this year’s orientation for incoming medical students, which runs from August 7-11.
Read article – Quotes Cathleen Morrow, chair and associate professor of community and family medicine, and Aurora Robledo, Geisel ’18, in an article about how many hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire have trouble attracting and maintaining the primary care workforce they need.