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Mercury in Fish, Seafood May Be Linked to Increased ALS Risk

Mercury in Fish, Seafood May Be Linked to Increased ALS Risk

There is an important association between eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury and being at a higher risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released this week.

Marsch Testifies Before the U.S. House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force

In a briefing to the House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Geisel professor Lisa Marsch, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network, presented data from her NIDA-funded New Hampshire Hot Spot Study on heroin and synthetic drug use.

O’Leary Receives MLK Social Justice Award

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.

Ambrose Cheung Receives National Scholar-Innovator Award

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.

Five Scholars, One Week, and a Winning Team Project

Meeting for the first time at a Harvard Macy Institute course in early fall, two Geisel faculty with a shared interest in learning how to leverage the Web and social media to create learning networks, came together as part of a collegial think tank dedicated to harnessing new perspectives in practicing medicine and educating medical students.

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