Barbara C. Jobst, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine and section chief in the department of neurology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, has been named the Louis and Ruth Frank Professor in Neuroscience. An internationally recognized pioneer in the treatment of epilepsy and associated memory disorders, Jobst has led the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center since 2008 and the Epilepsy and Cognition Lab at Geisel since 2013.
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Gregory Tsongalis, PhD, a professor of pathology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and director of the Laboratory for Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Norris Cotton Cancer Center, has received the Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award from the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP).
Noted molecular biologist James Bliska, PhD, is joining the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as a Distinguished Professor in Microbiology and Immunology and senior lead faculty member of the Personalized Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Cluster, a cross-Dartmouth group of investigators established to develop innovative, personalized medicine and treatments for CF and lung infections caused by opportunistic pathogens.
Geisel Professor Rahul Sarpeshkar, PhD is one of three Dartmouth faculty being honored as 2018 Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity.
Action for Mothers and Children, a foundation dedicated to saving the lives of mothers and babies in Kosovo, recently presented inaugural Lifetime Contribution Awards to James C. Strickler, MD, and George A. Little, MD, FAAP, during a special ceremony held at the Yale Club of New York City.
Michael Sporn, MD, emeritus professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and medicine, is featured in Nature Index 2017 for his tremendous impact upon biomedical research and drug development.
Physician Amber Barnato, acclaimed for her research on physician decision-making for patients with serious illnesses, has been named the inaugural Susan J. and Richard M. Levy 1960 Distinguished Professor in Health Care Delivery. She begins work in Hanover on July 1.
Three Geisel School of Medicine faculty—Jocelyn Chertoff, MD, Petra Lewis, MBBS, and Nancy McNulty, MD (MED’95)—collectively received four awards from the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) for their contributions to the field of radiology.
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.
Giovanni Bosco, PhD, a professor of Molecular and Systems Biology, has been appointed to the Oscar M. Cohn 1934 Professorship.