Read article – Continued coverage of research co-authored by Anna N.A. Tosteson, interim director and professor of The Dartmouth Institute, and professor of medicine. Tosteson’s research found that selective second opinions could increase diagnostic accuracy and lower costs for patients being tested for skin cancers.
Articles by: Geisel Communications
Read article – Peter Wright, professor of pediatrics, is quoted in an article reporting that Vermont is lifting remaining COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Asked for advice on what parents should do if their children aren’t old enough to get vaccinated, Wright said, “It just becomes a matter of your own assessment of the risk you want to take for your child … You’re really trying to think about the whole umbrella you’re under.”
Read article – Research co-authored by Anna N.A. Tosteson, interim director and professor of The Dartmouth Institute, and professor of medicine, finds that second opinions may increase diagnostic accuracy and lower costs among patients undergoing skin biopsy for cutaneous melanocytic lesions.
Read article – A study co-authored by Steven N. Fiering, professor of microbiology and immunology, and researcher at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, finds that cowpea mosaic plant virus (CPMV) stimulates the immune system to attack and often eliminate a cancerous tumor. “The recognition of CPMV by toll-like receptors illustrates how these receptors are quite flexible and recognize many more molecular patterns than immunologists previously knew,” said Fiering.
Read article – Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology, is quoted about a noninvasive, self-administered neurostimulation device to treat migraine pain. “This multicenter, pivotal, regulatory, sham-controlled study provides evidence that self-administered, noninvasive, combined occipital and trigeminal neurostimulation is a safe and highly effective acute treatment for migraine,” said Tepper.
Read article – Continued coverage of a study led by Joseph Anderson, associate professor of medicine, which found that using both stool-based tests and colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screenings was more effective than colonoscopies alone.
Read article – Maxwell Thomas Vergo, associate professor of medicine, is quoted about a study examining end-of-life care for patients with metastatic cancer who belong to racial and ethnic minority groups or have Medicare or Medicaid coverage. Vergo said, “Most studies look at end-of-life care in the last 30 days of life, but they don’t really include what the last days or hours of life look like, which can be tremendously important.”
Read article – Ben Barres, MED ’79, the first openly transgender member of the National Academy of Sciences, is remembered as part of a list of trailblazing LGBTQ+ chemists from history. The article, which coincides with the celebration of Pride Month, reports that “his work changed the way we understand the cells’ interactions with neurons.”
Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD, has been named the new Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education for Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. She is a specialist in infectious disease who is currently vice provost for Student Life and Enrollment Management and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Read article – Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology, is quoted about research presented at the American Headache Society virtual meeting on the use of Intranasal INP104, dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE) as a treatment for migraines. “One of the most useful features of DHE is that it tends to give a complete acute migraine treatment, that is, a pain-free response without return of headache and without need for retreatment or rescue medication — a one-and-done outcome,” said Tepper.