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News Archive for 2012

November 29, 2012
Three Geisel School of Medicine Professors Named Fellows by American Association for the Advancement of Science
Three Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth scholars have been selected as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. The medical school's new fellows—professors Christopher Amos, Mark A. Israel and Ronald K. Taylor—are among six named from Dartmouth College and 702 scholars selected overall this year.
November 20, 2012
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Receives $3.2 Million Grant from DHHS To Improve Mental Health and Address Trauma in Children
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families has awarded a $3.2 million grant to the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine. The five-year grant will fund work at the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center aimed at improving the well being of children struggling with traumatic experiences, depression, and disruptive disorders. Dartmouth received one of only eight grants awarded nationally.
September 7, 2012
Dartmouth and Peru Partnering to Improve Lives
Guided by Dartmouth's tradition of developing global citizens, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is forging new partnerships in Peru to create educational opportunities and improve lives.
August 31, 2012
Merck CMO and Academic Leader to Speak at Geisel School of Medicine on How Industry and Academia Can Work Together
Michael Rosenblatt, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Merck & Co., will speak at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth on Thursday, Sept. 6, at noon in Borwell 658W, which is located on the school's Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus. Dr. Rosenblatt, former dean of Tufts University School of Medicine, will bring his unique experience in academia, global health and industry to his presentation "Academia and Industry: How Can We Work Together?"
August 28, 2012
15th Dartmouth Community Medical School Series Gets Personal
The Dartmouth Community Medical School (DCMS) this fall will explore the shift of health care treatment toward personalized care.
August 13, 2012
Dartmouth Medical Students Awarded AMA Foundation's Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships
Two students at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth were selected for Physicians of Tomorrow Awards by the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation. Alexandra Coria and Laura Ostapenko are among just 18 rising fourth-year medical students across the nation who received the awards.
August 8, 2012
Dr. Richard Rothstein Appointed Chair of Medicine at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has named Richard I. Rothstein, MD as the Joseph M. Huber Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Rothstein, who has served as the interim chair of the Department of Medicine for the past year, will immediately assume his new role.
July 27, 2012
Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine Helping Lead Global Effort to Train Rwandan Medical Professionals, Build Sustainable Health System
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is one of seven U.S. medical schools partnering with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda on the new Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program. This ambitious seven-year program—announced by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in Rwanda in late July—will support the Government of Rwanda in building a high quality and sustainable health system.
NH-INBRE Program Celebrates Second Successful Year of Growing Research Opportunities at New Hampshire Colleges
More than 215 student researchers, faculty, and administrators from 10 New Hampshire colleges will gather on Monday, July 30 to share discoveries and celebrate the second successful year of a program that has created new research opportunities.
June 22, 2012
Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine Names Inaugural Members of the Academy of Faculty Master Educators
The 16 inaugural members of the Geisel School of Medicine's Academy of Faculty Master Educators were celebrated during Dean Wiley "Chip" Souba's annual State of the Medical School address on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
June 20, 2012
Clinical trial led by a Geisel professor reveals a more effective treatment for HIV-infected infants
The standard treatment for HIV-infected children in the developing world may need to be revised, according to a study led by Paul Palumbo, MD, a professor of medicine and of pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Dean's Leadership Course Attracts 165 Participants from Five Continents
The inaugural Dean's Leadership Course at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth kicks off with 165 participants from 12 different countries and many backgrounds, including CEOs, health care professionals, educators, students, business owners, artists, and Native American tribal leaders.
May 30, 2012
Eleven Dartmouth Medical Students Named New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows
Congratulations to the eleven students at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth who were named 2012-2013 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, named for the famous physician-humanitarian.
April 4, 2012
Dartmouth Names Medical School in Honor of Audrey and Theodor Geisel
Dartmouth College announced today the naming of its medical school, founded in 1797, in honor of Audrey and Theodor Geisel. Their generosity to Dartmouth during their lifetimes and through their estate plan renders the Geisel family the most significant philanthropist to Dartmouth in its history. Theodor "Ted" Geisel, known worldwide as the author and illustrator, "Dr. Seuss," was a Dartmouth graduate of the Class of 1925.
March 22, 2012
Dartmouth Medical School Names Richard Simons Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) Dean Wiley "Chip" Souba, MD, ScD, MBA, announced today that Richard J. Simons, MD, an internationally recognized leader in academic medicine, has been named DMS Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Vice President for Health Affairs at Dartmouth.
March 13, 2012
Dartmouth Rises in U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Medical Schools
Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) continues to climb among the ranks of the nation's top medical schools, according to the latest survey by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
March 12, 2012
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awards research grant to DMS' Madan
Under a grant of almost $300,000 from a non-profit affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) neonatologist Juliette C. Madan, MD, MS, will spend the next three years tracking the development of microbes in the lungs and intestines of infants with cystic fibrosis, in search of new approaches to treatment of patients with the genetic disease that causes life-threatening infection of the lungs and premature death.
February 23, 2012
Alcohol in Movies Influences Young Teen Habits
Teens exposed to alcohol use in films are at risk for binge drinking and other risky behaviors, Cancer Center study shows.
February 10, 2012
Senators Shaheen, Ayotte Support Partnership Between Manchester VA Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School
In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) urged the secretary to approve an application to establish a partnership between the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Manchester and Dartmouth Medical School. Partnering VAMC's patient care clinics with Dartmouth's resources as a world-class medical education and research center would enhance patient care for veterans in New Hampshire, which is the only state without a full-service veterans or military hospital.
January 27, 2012
US immunologists to honor DMS' Green
The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) will honor Dartmouth Medical School's chair of microbiology and immunology for his work on public policy issues and his advocacy of research funding on behalf of fellow immunologists and other scientists.
January 25, 2012
Serving an 'Overlooked' Population
Like many of the migrant workers who support Vermont's dairy industry, 41-year-old Rosalia Garcia-Moreno spends most of her time working: feeding calves, milking heifers and caring for her family on Paul and Mary Knox's 800-cow farm on Route 5 in Bradford. She's the only woman among a group of 10 Mexican workers at Knoxland Farm, and she juggles her full-time job with caring for her three children.
January 3, 2012
Dartmouth Medical School psychiatrist co-authors report on novel treatment for depression, bipolar disorder
Dartmouth Medical School psychiatrist Paul E. Holtzheimer, MD, is the lead author of a new study showing how deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a particular region of the mind can safely and effectively treat depression in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar II disorder (BP).

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