Geisel School of Medicine Dean Duane Compton, PhD, announced today that Gregory Ogrinc, MD, MS, an internationally recognized innovator in medical education, has been name the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, a role that he has served in on an interim basis since 2014.
Read article – Features research conducted by Glyn Elwyn, professor and senior scientist at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about how patients may be recording doctors office visits. “Patients are beginning to understand that they have a legitimate right to request a recording,” says Elwyn.
Meet some of the members of the Geisel School of Medicine’s Class of 2021—Sand Mastrangelo, Shuaibu Ali, Sylvia Guerra, and Meredith Ryan—as they share their stories about what brought them to the Dartmouth community and why they wanted to pursue a career in medicine
Read article – Melissa Masaracchia, assistant professor of anesthesiology, is quoted about an extensive quality assurance investigation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center that subsequently revealed that multiple patients would not repeat a regional nerve block for post-op pain control if additional surgery was needed. According to Masaracchia, this quality assurance gap prompted an interdisciplinary improvement project comprising nurses, surgeons and anesthesiologists.
Read article – Alan Budney, professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about new research that suggests that “long-term exposure” to the active compound in marijuana could affect the way brain cells are implicated in addiction. “We’ve known marijuana can lead to an addiction in some people, and we know that it happens because marijuana stimulates dopamine production and makes you feel good,” says Budney. “In terms of demonstrating that it can be addictive, we’re beyond that already.”
Read article – Gilbert Fanciullo, an active emeritus professor of anesthesiology who is also board certified in pain medicine and hospice and palliative care, is quoted about the positive effects that marijuana can have for people suffering from pain. In particular, Fanciullo noted the value medical marijuana can have as a substitute for opioids.
Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute announces the availability of grant funding for 2018 SYNERGY Pilot Awards.
The second annual Children’s Environmental Health Day is on October 12, 2017! Children in the United States are routinely exposed to significant environmental hazards: at least 4 million households include children exposed to high levels of lead, and children of color and children living in poverty are disproportionately at risk. The Dartmouth Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center, funded by NIEHS/EPA, is actively investigating the health impact of environmental exposures on children.
Read article – A feature story about medical student and athlete Luke Mayer ’20, who was diagnosed a rare type of eye cancer and has his right eye removed as a child. Meyer was recently selected to play for Team Louisville Slugger at the Men’s Senior Baseball League’s World Series in Arizona. The team’s roster is comprised of players with physical disabilities.
Read article – Quotes Brian Sites, professor of anesthesiology and of orthopaedics, about a study he coauthored that found that Americans suffering from mental health disorders—16 percent of the population—are receiving more than half of all prescribed opioids.