Articles by: Geisel Communications

Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine – Money Control via The New York Times

Read article – Continued coverage of comments by former Geisel School of Medicine faculty member Jason McLellan in an article about a new COVID-19 vaccine entering clinical trials in several countries. Research that McLellan conducted at Geisel prior to the pandemic contributed to the development of COVID-19 vaccines. At the University of Texas, he helped develop the spike protein HexaPro, a key element of the new NDV-HXP-S vaccine.

Dartmouth College Trustees Name New Chair – Valley News

Read article – An article reporting that Elizabeth Cahill Lempres ’83, Thayer ’84, has been elected chair of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees. Cahill Lempres will take leadership of the college’s board on June 14 from Laurel Richie ’81, who has been chair since 2017. The article mentions that Neal Katyal ’91, a former acting solicitor general of the United States; Joyce Sackey ’85, MED ’89, associate provost and chief diversity officer at Tufts University’s Health Sciences Schools and dean for multicultural affairs and global health at Tufts University School of Medicine; and Scott Stuart ’81, co-founder of Sageview Capital, will also be joining the board.

No One in This State Is Officially Tracking the Quality of Care in Neonatal Centers – Pro Publica via New Mexico In Depth

Read article – Quotes David Goodman, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about the government’s lack of oversight of neonatal intensive care units. There’s a “wall of silence that families and the public face with regard to the quality of care in NICUs,” said Goodman.

Deaths From Complications After Complex GI Cancer Surgery Lower at ‘Top Hospitals’ – General Surgery News

Read article – Quotes Andrew Loehrer, assistant professor of surgery, in an article about a recent study that found patients who underwent gastrointestinal surgery for cancer at institutions on U.S. News & World Report‘s annual ranking of top hospitals were less likely to die from complications than patients treated at non-ranked hospitals. “This could potentially be very helpful for patients trying to decide where they might consider surgery. In that regard, it’s an important addition to the literature,” said Loehrer.

The Two Hospitals Have Similar Infant Death Rates—Until You Look at Extremely Premature Babies – ProPublica

Read article – Features comments by David Goodman, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about an analysis of state health data by New Mexico In Depth and ProPublica which found that preterm babies at Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, died at up to twice the rate as they did at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. “The differences are meaningful,” Goodman said of the hospitals’ death rates. “They’re not slight differences. These are large differences.” (Similar coverage in an additional article published by ProPublica.)

Even ‘Healthy’ Ultraprocessed Foods Tied to Heart Risk – Nourish by WebMD

Read article – Continued coverage about a recent study on the cardiovascular risks associated with a diet that relies heavily on ultra-processed foods, which mentions an accompanying editorial co-authored by Kathleen Allen, Geisel ’23. In the editorial, Allen and her co-author state that “the goal should be to make the unhealthy choice the hard choice and the healthy choice the easy choice.”