In an essay for JAMA based on her speech at this year’s White Coat ceremony, Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD MED ’86, a professor of medicine and the Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Palliative Medicine, uses the metaphor of the erosion of shorelines to guide medical students, residents, and physicians to understand the reshaping through the erosive forces inherent with the professional formation and changes of a medical career.
Articles by: Derik Hertel
Geisel School of Medicine Dean Duane Compton, PhD, announced today that Gregory Ogrinc, MD, MS, an internationally recognized innovator in medical education, has been name the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, a role that he has served in on an interim basis since 2014.
Register now for the 2017 Dartmouth Symposium for the Life Sciences on October 10 in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center’s Oopik Auditorium.
The 92 members of the Geisel School of Medicine Class of 2021 ended their first full week of classes on a high note as they donned the symbol of their new profession.
Read article – An article that cites data from the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, which shows that there is widespread variation in the number and types of surgeries performed across the country.
Michael Sporn, MD, emeritus professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and medicine, is featured in Nature Index 2017 for his tremendous impact upon biomedical research and drug development.
Read article – Quotes Alan Green, associate dean for clinical and translational science, chair and professor of psychology, professor of molecular and systems biology, and director of SYNERGY; in an article about New Hampshire and Vermont’s lack a sufficient number of beds for people suffering mental health crises, forcing emergency rooms at local hospitals to care for patients while they wait for an opening in an appropriate facility.
Physician and scientist Steven D. Leach, MD, has been selected as the new Director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The appointment was announced today by Dr. Duane Compton, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Dr. James N. Weinstein, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
Read article (registration may be required) – Features an interview with Barbara Jobst, professor of neurology, about her recent publication in Epilepsia about the responsive neurostimulator (RNS), which is an implanted device for epilepsy. “…Ideally we want patients to be 100 percent seizure free. We have to learn more and we can certainly learn more from what we record—how to stimulate the seizure foci and how to do so differently. That’s the next step,” said Jobst.
After the annual State of the Medical School address on May 31, Dean Duane Compton welcomed new faculty members to the Geisel Academy of Master Educators and honored two with lifetime achievement awards.