Articles by: Geisel Communications

What Experts Are Saying About Atul Gawande and the Boston-Based Bid to Revolutionize Health Care –

Read article – Quotes Elliott Fisher, director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about the recent announcement that Atul Gawande, the renowned Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon, author, and New Yorker writer, as the CEO of the yet-to-be-named healthcare company being created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

Dartmouth to Study Opioid Treatment for Pregnant Women – The Washington Post via Associated Press

Read article – A news brief about how the Geisel School of Medicine is getting $5.3 million to study medication-assisted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorders. The team will compare whether integrated care models, where women receive both maternity care and addiction treatment in the same practice, are more effective than providing such treatment in different locations. (Picked up by The New York Times, ABC News, U.S. News & World Report, Tampa Bay Times, NBC Boston, NECN, and many more.)

Analysis Finds Geographic Overlap in Opioid Use and Trump Support in 2016 – NPR-

Read article – Quotes Nancy Morden, associate professor of community and family medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about recent research that found a geographic relationship between support for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election and prescriptions for opioid painkillers. “People who reach for an opioid might also reach for … near-term fixes,” she says. “I think that Donald Trump’s campaign was a promise for near-term relief,” says Morden. (Picked up by NHPR.)

Why Our Brains See the World as ‘Us’ Versus ‘Them’ Alternet via – The Conversation

Read article – Continued coverage of an opinion piece by Leslie Henderson, dean of faculty affairs, associate dean for diversity and inclusion, and professor of physiology and neurobiology, in which she discusses whether or not there something in our neural circuits that leads us to find comfort in those like us, and unease with those who may differ.

Services for Roger P. Smith on June 23

Services will held for Roger P. Smith, PhD, at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College on Saturday, June 23, at 11:00 AM. Smith, the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Pharmacology Emeritus at the Geisel School of Medicine, died January 22, 2018.

Commentary: I’m a Doctor Caring for Opioid-Addicted Newborns. Here’s What I Need to Help Them. – Reuters

Read article – An opinion piece by Alison Volpe Holmes, associate professor of pediatrics and of The Dartmouth Institute, in which she shares her experience caring for opioid-addicted newborns, and discusses how the public needs more research into the best ways to care for those who are born dependent on drugs. “We can’t stand by as a generation is raised in foster care or orphaned. We must act now,” says Volpe Holmes. (Volpe Holmes is participating in this year’s Dartmouth Public Voices project.)