On Monday, January 30th at 5:30 PM, at Chilcott auditorium, please join the Dartmouth Native American Program and Beyond the Books at the Geisel School of Medicine for a screening and discussion of “Walking into the Unknown”, which traces the “intimate journey of a middle aged American Indian male through the health care system as he gains a deeper understanding of himself and the health risks he faces.”
Cassie Rendon, a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and an Oglala Lakota, chose Geisel because of ample opportunities to work with the Native American population and Indian Health Services to achieve her goal of reducing Indian health disparities.
Geisel faculty and students recently partnered with two Native American communities to photograph the social and environmental factors that promote or pose obstacles to healthy lifestyles.
Family physician and clinical professor Sarah Spencer provides primary care and mentors Geisel students in Ninilchik, Alaska. Geisel graduates, faculty and students are making a difference with Alaska Native health.