Author Archives: Derik Hertel

Mental Health Crisis Stresses ERs – Valley News

Read article – Quotes Alan Green, associate dean for clinical and translational science, chair and professor of psychology, professor of molecular and systems biology, and director of SYNERGY; in an article about New Hampshire and Vermont’s lack a sufficient number of beds for people suffering mental health crises, forcing emergency rooms at local hospitals to care for patients while they wait for an opening in an appropriate facility.

When Drugs and Surgery Don’t Work, an Option in Epilepsy (Video) – Medscape

Read article (registration may be required) – Features an interview with Barbara Jobst, professor of neurology, about her recent publication in Epilepsia about the responsive neurostimulator (RNS), which is an implanted device for epilepsy. “…Ideally we want patients to be 100 percent seizure free. We have to learn more and we can certainly learn more from what we record—how to stimulate the seizure foci and how to do so differently. That’s the next step,” said Jobst.

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State of the Medical School/Academy of Faculty Master Educators Induction – Watch Online

The Dean’s annual State of the Medical School presentation will be held on Wed., May 31 at 5:30 PM in Auditorium H at DHMC. Immediately following the presentation, the Geisel Academy of Faculty Master Educators will hold an induction ceremony for the group’s newest members. Video of event will be streamed live at (under “Live Broadcast,” click on “Global Live Stream Channel 2). The broadcast will begin at 5:25 PM.