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Most Popular Stories of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we'd like to share with you some of the most popular stories on Geisel NewsCenter this year. From the Geisel Communications team, Happy Holidays and have a safe and Happy New Year!


Exciting Match Day for Geisel Medical Students

David and Jessica Fried learn they are returning together to Philadelphia where they fell in love.

For medical students, the annual Match Day event is one of the most anticipated and exciting days of their medical education as they discover where they will start their residency training after graduation.



In with the New: Geisel Welcomes First-Year Medical Students

shield-coat-sqrDartmouth’s 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 2019 brings with it diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a record of academic achievement and service around the world. It is the medical school’s 219th class since it was founded at Dartmouth in 1797.


Geisel School of Medicine Event Honors Students and Master Educators

The 2015 Geisel Academy of Master Educators honorees. Back row (left to right): Peter A. Mason, Cantwell Clark, Oglesby H. Young, John Dick, Hugh F. Huizenga. Front row (left to right): Alan T. Kono, Harold M. Swartz, Sharona Sachs, Sarah G. Johansen, Kelly A. Keiffer, and Harley P. Friedman. Not pictured: E. Ann Gormley. Photo by Jon G. Fox.

Thursday evening, May 28, during the annual State of the Medical School address, several faculty and students were cited for their contributions to medical education and community service. Interim Dean Duane Compton welcomed nine faculty members to the Geisel Academy of Master Educators (GAME) and recognized three faculty members who received the new GAME Lifetime Educators Award.


Geisel Celebrates Class of 2015 MD Graduates

Student speaker Massimo G. Tarulli (Photo by Flying Squirrel Photography)

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth celebrated the accomplishments of 88 new graduates of its MD program during Class Day ceremonies on Saturday, June 6 at Dartmouth’s Leede Arena.



Sandra L. Wong MD, MS, Named Surgery Chief at Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dr. Sandra L. Wong

Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named Chair of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Senior Vice President of the Surgical Service Line at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Her term begins October 26.


Geisel Receives $5 million NIH Grant to Study Motivation and Behavior Change to Improve Health

biker-smartphone-shutterstock_278112914-2The Geisel School of Medicine’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health has been awarded a $5 million Common Fund grant that spans two funding phases across five years from the National Institutes of Health. Common Fund grants support projects that cut across disciplines and populations.


Geisel Researcher Receives Prestigious $3.7M National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award

Giovanni Bosco, PhD, is studying fruit flies to help discover the precise molecules and neuronal networks that connect the mind to the body. (photo by Jon Gilbert Fox)

Giovanni Bosco, PhD, an associate professor of genetics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been awarded a prestigious $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year Pioneer Award supports exceptional investigators pursuing bold, highly innovative research projects.


Ten Geisel Students Named NH/VT Schweitzer Fellows

Schweitzer-work-crpdTen first-year medical students at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have been selected as 2015-16 New Hampshire/Vermont Schweitzer Fellows by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, named for the famous physician-humanitarian.