Well-known for its commitment to teaching, excellence in clinical care, and strong sense of collegiality, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is also a comprehensive research institution. In the past decade, annual research grants and contracts awarded to the Medical School more than doubled. Today, the total research funding at the Geisel School of Medicine is $137 million, which accounts for more than 70 percent of the Dartmouth's total research activity.
The faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine is nationally recognized for research excellence, including leadership in genetics, bioinformatics, population health, cancer, cystic fibrosis, neuroscience, psychiatry, and health care delivery science research, among others.
Our faculty features 14 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and two members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
Dartmouth has a long history of discoveries via research, including:
- Discovery of the mechanism for how light resets biological clocks
- The discovery of the role of lipid and polyanionic cofactors in prion diseases (neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals)
- The first comprehensive examination of variations in health care costs in US medical practice (The Dartmouth Atlas)
- The Brattleboro rat, a laboratory model for diabetes insipidus, discovered
- Essential regulator of blood cell formation encoded by the most frequently rearranged genes in leukemia purified and cloned
- Gene family of ultra small, micro RNA molecules discovered