Stories

Culture Drives Innovation and Improves Cancer Care

Surgeons love to fix things. Often that means removing a tumor or repairing a joint. But for surgical oncologist Richard Barth, MD, that also means improving the entire approach for one of the most common surgeries he does: lumpectomy, removing a tumor while leaving the breast intact.  Approximately one in […]

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Caring Deeply for Patients—and Systems

  “The art of communicating deeply with the patient is fundamental to being a good physician,” says Roshini Pinto-Powell, MD, associate dean for student affairs. But while the doctor-patient relationship remains at the heart of medicine, physicians today must also work effectively within interprofessional teams, manage the health of diverse […]

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Harnessing Immunity to Revolutionize Disease Treatments

“Immune cells are good at recognizing things that are really different,” explains Geisel immunologist Charles Sentman, PhD. “But tumors are basically normal cells that grow too much, so they don’t look that different to our immune system.” To solve this problem, Sentman and his collaborators at the Geisel School of […]

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Partnership, Reciprocity, and Impact

“We’re focused on building long-lasting relationships with medically underserved communities in this country and abroad,” explains Lisa V. Adams, MD, director of the Center for Health Equity, associate dean for global health at Geisel, and director of global initiatives for Dartmouth College. “We often have as much to learn from […]

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Center for Health Equity Inspires Alumni Support

Geisel’s Center for Health Equity builds long-term, reciprocal partnerships with medically underserved communities at home and abroad. That approach, championed by its director, Lisa V. Adams MED ’90, has inspired several alumni of the medical school to make generous gifts in support of the center. Experiential Learning Ophthalmologist Donald Macdonald […]

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Revealing the Power and Pitfalls of Digital Health

As tech companies worldwide flood the marketplace with new digital health tools promising to improve health and healthcare, Lisa Marsch, PhD, sees a glaring omission—rigorous scientific study of the safety, ethics, and outcomes for individuals and society.   “Digital health applications can be extremely powerful and effective,” says Marsch, the […]

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Funding Research in the Fight against Cancer

Tom Stepp was the picture of health. Three years shy of his seventieth birthday, Tom didn’t take any medications, had suffered no serious illness, and spent his free time skiing, kayaking, and hiking New England’s 4,000-foot mountains with his wife, Susan. So it came as a shock when Tom was […]

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