Two outstanding graduate student researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine, Heidi Chapman and Riley Hampsch, are gaining knowledge and skills in the biotechnology sector as recipients of 2017 Dartmouth SYNERGY/Celdara Medical High-Potential Entrepreneurs’ Fellowships.
This year’s Gear Up for Research will be held Monday, October 30th, from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM, in Auditoria A-C at DHMC. Gear Up is an information fair that brings together entities that support research at Dartmouth and DHMC. It is here that researchers including faculty, residents, nurses, students, and postdocs, have the opportunity to learn about services, meet key people, ask questions, and get answers.
A team of Geisel researchers will receive funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to design new methods for comparing the effectiveness of alternative therapies that can lead to improvements in practice and better outcomes for patients.
Dartmouth ranks highly in a new measure of the impact of academic research on global innovation, according to the Nature Index 2017 Innovation supplement. The index examines how often research articles from top science journals are cited in third-party patents around the world.
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.
Morgan Gilman, a fourth-year graduate student in the McLellan Lab at Geisel, is helping lead efforts to understand how a particular type of protein allows deadly viruses—such as Ebola and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)—to gain entry into host cells, and how antibodies can be developed to neutralize that process.
Dartmouth-led research is in early phase drug discovery and finds promising therapeutic leads after targeting vulnerabilities in nervous system tumors, including glioblastoma.
The scholar is funded by an endowment established by world-renowned ophthalmologist and Dartmouth alumnus Francis A. L’Esperance, Jr., MD, (MED’54), which supports research in ophthalmology and diseases of the eye.
More than $12 million over five years has been awarded for research collaboration to more precisely determine lung cancer risk and improve screening.
A team of Dartmouth researchers has found that mothers who have developed antibodies against the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) can pass these antibodies to the nervous systems of their infants, protecting them from acquiring the virus.