One of the things that first-year medical student John Porter most appreciated about his experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail was its strong sense of community—something that also drew him to the Geisel School of Medicine.
Shawn O’Leary, director of the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at Geisel, has received the Holly Fell Sateia Award, one of four Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards given this year as part of the Dartmouth community’s month-long celebration honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.
Dartmouth researcher Ambrose Cheung, MD, has received a 2017 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award, one of only a few given annually to top physician-scientists in the U.S. The award will support Cheung’s promising research to develop a vaccine or drug to combat MRSA—virulent staph bacteria causing infections that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
Nearly 140 students, residents, faculty, community preceptors, mid-level providers, and nurses attended an Educators’ Symposium hosted by Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock on January 6-7 at DHMC in Lebanon.
Arminja Kettenbach, PhD, an assistant professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Geisel, recently received two high-profile grant awards to support her research in proteomics, which is shedding new light on what goes wrong in cell division during cancer.
Taryn Weinstein, Geisel’s new director of Student Affairs, says the school’s strong community helped ease her family’s transition from the busy New York City area earlier this year. “My role involves working in a variety of ways to help keep the students happy, healthy, and successful in all of their endeavors,” she says.
Led by Alan I. Green, MD, a team of scientists at Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Geisel’s department of Biomedical Data Science are helping to lead a national effort to centralize IRB (institutional review board) review for clinical research among the NIH’s 64 CTSA research centers.
As the Dartmouth community and the nation celebrate Veteran’s Day 2016, several of our Geisel student veterans reflect on some of the most valuable lessons they learned while serving in the military and the impact of those experiences on their path to medicine.
Three innovative research pilots, pairing Dartmouth investigators with community-based partners, are being funded by Dartmouth SYNERGY’s Community Engagement Research Core to address challenging health problems facing our communities.
Nationally ranked track athlete Brent Bates’ love of sports, and a fateful knee injury, led him to pursue a master’s research program in his home country of Canada before choosing the Geisel School of Medicine, where he plans to focus on sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.