After ten years working as a neuroscientist, David Royal (’10) decided it was time for a career change. His search for a new career led him to the MS program at TDI. Now he’s putting his TDI education to use every day in Kabul, Afghanistan, helping hospitals transition from being Coalition-led to Afghan-led.
Articles by: Jennifer Durgin
“It’s my turn to give the next generation the opportunity that I had,” says Alan Mandel ’79, “a great beginning to a lifetime of practicing medicine.”
Why would a cardiologist make a gift in support of neuroscience research? Dr. Frank Weiser ’55 sees transformation on the horizon for neurologic illnesses, just as he has witnessed for heart disease.
Gowri Anandarajah, a member of the Class of 1988 and a professor of family medicine at Brown, has studied the place of spirituality in medicine—for both patients and physicians.
“I keep telling my staff that I’m going to cut back on travel and stay at home more, that I’m going to take more time off and eventually retire,” says physician-scientist Edward Horton, a 1955 graduate of Dartmouth’s medical school. “They look at me like I’m crazy.”
A new program pairs first- and second-year students from the Geisel School of Medicine with patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center—for the benefit of both.
Delivering the right amount of service at a reasonable cost. “That’s the essence of the Dartmouth Atlas,” says Dick Fleming (D’53), “and what attracted me to learn more about it and to support it. I appreciate knowing that my gift will make a tangible contribution.”
To honor Dr. John Wennberg and further the pioneering work of The Dartmouth Institute, Dartmouth College will establish the John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professorship.
Giving in support of student scholarships feels good. Dr. Norman Payson (’73) can attest to that. The Geisel alumnus and his wife, Melinda, recently made a $1 million gift that brings their total giving to scholarships at Geisel to $3.5 million.
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has received a $6.25 million gift from the estate of Susan Diamond, formerly of Omaha, Neb., to support research in neurology.