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SYNERGY Informatics Workshop on i2b2 April 26

Are there enough eligible patients to support my study? Find out using Dartmouth i2b2! SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute will provide an i2b2 101 Workshop this Friday, April 26 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in Auditorium A-B at DHMC (includes light breakfast). In this hands-on workshop on i2b2, participants will learn how to do basic queries, subject concepts, and more. The workshop is part of the SYNERGY Spring Research Informatics Workshop Series. Click here to register  or click here to see the full schedule of workshops.

Stanford Surgical Resident Auriel August Discusses the Critical Need for More Diversity in Medicine – Forbes

Read article – A feature story about Auriel August, Geisel ’17, a Stanford general surgery resident who started the Twitter account @blackgrlsurgeon to encourage diversity in medicine and serve as a role model for other aspiring black female surgeons. The article mentions that as a Dartmouth medical student, August spent the summer of 2014 working in a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which inspired her to also dedicate part of her time to addressing health disparities abroad.

Imposter Syndrome – AAMC

Read article – An opinion piece by Roshini Pinto-Powell, associate professor of medicine and of medical education, in which she discusses the impact of imposter syndrome on medical students, and shares advice on how to recognize and counteract imposter traits. “Once you recognize that you might have Imposter Syndrome, seek out an advisor or mentor. It is important to gain perspective as you will realize that you are not alone,” says Pinto-Powell. “Embrace being a novice and focus on developing a growth mindset. Each student enters medical school with different strengths. Comparing yourself to your peers is unhelpful, but sharing expertise among colleagues lifts everyone’s performance.”

Jim Kenyon: John Caswell’s Hard Life Remembered at Upper Valley Haven – Valley News

Read article – Quotes Robert Drake, the Andrew Thomson, Jr., 1946 Professor and professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and community and family medicine, in an article remembering the life of White River Junction, Vt., resident John Caswell, who battled alcoholism, mental illness, and homelessness before his death in April 2017. With Drake’s help, Caswell got sober in his 30s and earned his GED and an associate degree in human services counseling.

Bill to Boost Staffing at State’s DCYF Wins Backing – SentinelSource.com

Read article – An article about how a New Hampshire Senate bill seeking to increase funding and staff for the Division for Children, Youth, and Families won the unanimous backing of the department’s oversight board mentions that Jenn Alford-Teaster, a geospatial research project director in the department of biomedical science, made DYCF funding a central component of her unsuccessful state senator bid last November.

The Pigs Were Dead. But Four Hours Later, Scientists Restored Cellular Functions in Their Brains – STAT News

Read article – An article about how a team of scientists at Yale University reported they were able to restore some of the brains’ molecular and cellular functions in recently deceased pigs quotes James Bernat, active emeritus professor of neurology and medicine. “I think it’s remarkable: They were able to restore some brain activity hours after death and the cessation of [blood] circulation, which was previously thought to cause irreversible damage and loss of function,” says Bernat, who was not involved in the study. (Picked up by The Boston Globe.)