Articles by: Derik Hertel

Geisel Kicks Off Strategic Planning Process

Geisel Kicks Off Strategic Planning Process

On October 12, faculty, staff, students, and alumni from across the Geisel School of Medicine as well as other key stakeholders gathered for a half-day retreat to kick off the school’s 2021 Strategic Planning Process, which is expected to run through February 2022. This comprehensive process, involving all missions of the school, will engage the Geisel community in developing a plan to guide our future investments for growth, determining the direction of the school for many years to come. 

Match Day 2021 Livestream

Match Day 2021 Livestream

We will be streaming live video of our annual Match Day event so that friends, family, and colleagues can join in the excitement. Tune in here on Friday, March 19 at 1:00 PM, to watch live video of Geisel’s 2021 Match Day event. Please use the hashtag #Geisel21s to follow the event on social media and to share good wishes and memories with the Class of 2021. Good luck to all our students participating in the Match!

The endowment is named in honor of two luminaries from Dartmouth’s medical school: Elmer Pfefferkorn, PhD (L), Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Allan Munck, PhD (R), Emeritus Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology

UPDATED – Munck-Pfefferkorn Grants – Call for Proposals (Deadline Extended to 4/13/20)

The Geisel Dean’s Office is now accepting proposals for the Munck-Pfefferkorn Education and Research Fund—Novel and Interactive Grant Initiative (the Munck-Pfefferkorn Grants). Please see the call for proposals for application criteria and guidelines. Proposals should be submitted to Wes Benbow at by March 31, 2020. Questions regarding the application and process should also be directed to Wes Benbow.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

PHoto credit: CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

Coronavirus Information from Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dartmouth officials are monitoring guidelines concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to provide up-to-date information on evolving recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. For more information visit Dartmouth’s COVID-19 Information site. Click here for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s COVID-19 information.

Class Day 2019 Live Video

Class Day 2019 Live Video

The Geisel School of Medicine’s annual Class Day event celebrating our graduating medical students will be on Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 AM in Spaulding Auditorium. This year’s keynote speaker is Anne Schuchat MED ’84, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a retired rear admiral from the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. You can watch live video of the Class Day event right here.

David A. Leib, PhD (photo by Rob Strong)

David A. Leib Named Chair of the Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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.