How do we define “competence” in surgical consultation? What factors lead to overuse of invasive screening tests in low-risk patients with bladder cancer? These were some of the questions asked by the fifteen young surgical investigators from the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center at the sixth annual STARS (Surgical Trainees Advancing Research Symposium) event on April 12-13. Sponsored by the Department of Surgery, the two-day event promotes interest in surgical health services research among young and aspiring surgeons through a spirited but supportive competition.
In a compelling new study, an international team of researchers—including Geisel’s George O’Toole, PhD—has discovered that bacteria use multigenerational “memory” to successfully form biofilm communities.
Partnering with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Upper Valley Ambulance, second-year Geisel medical students Nick Valentini ’20 and Karissa LeClair ’20, created a novel solution to meeting the healthcare needs of rural patients.
A study by a team of researchers at Geisel School of Medicine, featured in the Journal of Cell Biology, is revealing new details about cell cycle progression. Lead author James Moseley, PhD, describes how his team was able to track an elusive protein called Wee1 at the cell surface, and determine how it helps to regulate cell size and division.
This year, 23 first-year Geisel med students and five Dartmouth Institute students embarked on a journey to Minnesota and Wisconsin for spring break. Along with advisor Shawn O’Leary, the group spent time in Minneapolis with the urban Indian Community and visited five different reservations across northern Minnesota and one nation in Wisconsin. The trip gave students a glimpse into Indian history, culture, and health.
First-year Geisel student Lindsay Holdcroft has been coaching youth girls’ hockey since finishing her career as a standout goalie for the Big Green in 2014. “It’s been a lot of fun teaching them skills and seeing them improve, and it’s been rewarding to see them develop and gain confidence in themselves, both on and off the ice,” she says.
On Match Day, fourth-year students at the Geisel School of Medicine joined thousands of fellow medical students across the U.S. as they discovered where they will start their residency training after graduation.
Dartmouth study finds e-cigarette use could do more harm than good by substantially increasing the number of adolescents and young adults who eventually become cigarette smokers and marginally decreasing the number of adult cigarette smokers who quit.
By putting cameras in the hands of people of all ages to share their point of view—a process called photovoice—Geisel researcher Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD TDI ’02 seeks to understand how a rural community’s infrastructure contributes to health behaviors.
A generous gift from Eric Eichler D’57 will support new undergraduate educational programming in healthcare delivery science—previously available only at the graduate and professional level at Dartmouth.