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Gregory Ogrinc Named Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Geisel

Gregory Ogrinc Named Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Geisel

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.

A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Nerve Blocks Under General Anesthesia: A New Standard of Care? – Pain Medicine News

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.

Marijuana: Cannabis Is Pleasurable Because it Changes Brain’s Reward Center on Cellular Level – Newsweek

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.”

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Children’s Environmental Health Day – Oct. 12

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. 

Jim Kenyon: ‘A Fact of Life’ – Valley News

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.