David A. Leib, PhD, has been named the Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Since joining Dartmouth in 2009, Leib has built a successful research program focusing on discovery and elucidation of new vaccines and therapeutics for neonatal herpesvirus infections. In addition to his research efforts, Leib also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in virology at Dartmouth.
On September 15, 92 members of the Geisel School of Medicine Class of 2022 gathered with faculty, family, and friends for the school’s annual White Coat ceremony to don the symbol of their new profession.
The Geisel School of Medicine and the Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association are sponsoring a viewing and expert panel discussion for UNREST, an award-winning documentary about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a disabling and complex illness. The event will be held Oct. 16 in Auditorium E at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Doors open at 3:30 for light refreshments and the program will begin at 4:00 PM.
New research from Geisel’s Children’s Environmental Health & Disease Prevention Research Center found that even relatively low levels of arsenic in drinking water sourced from private wells in New Hampshire had a significant association with infant gut microbiome composition.
Geisel School of Medicine Dean Duane Compton has named Stephanie L. White, MD, MSHS, FAAP, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. White succeeds Dean of Faculty Affairs Leslie Henderson, PhD, who has held that position since 2014.
In response to nutrition’s role in maintaining population health, and to improve nutrition education geared toward medical students, Geisel is among a handful of schools integrating evidence-based nutrition content across all four years of its curriculum.
Dartmouth College undergraduate Sam Neff D ’21 fights cystic fibrosis (CF) every day by following a strict treatment regimen, by contributing to CF research in Geisel’s Lung Biology Center, and by participating in a clinical trial at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
The Geisel School of Medicine ushered in a new academic year by welcoming 92 new medical students to campus this week for orientation. The Class of 2022 brings with it diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a record of academic achievement and service around the world.
Geisel’s Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is offering a new Master of Science in Epidemiology degree that will train students in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and epidemiology.
A new study by Geisel researchers, which appears in the journal PLOS Genetics, reveals that fruit flies are capable of learning the dialects of other fly species through communal living. Lead author Balint Kacsoh describes how fruit flies use a complex set of cues to warn one another about the threat of predatory wasps.