Valley News – Former tenured professor at Geisel Victor Ambros was one of six 2015 life science Breakthrough Prize laureates, who each won $3 million on Sunday, for the discovery of genetic regulation by microRNAs, a class of tiny molecules that can prevent messenger RNA from transmitting genetic information.
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The New York Times – Cites research by Professor of Medicine H. Gilbert Welch and Honor Passow, curriculum designer and learning specialist at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, which found that if a 50-year-old woman is screened annually for a decade, she has a 50 percent chance of receiving a false-positive diagnosis somewhere along the way.
Valley News – Features Associate Professor of Medicine Elizabeth Talbot, who is stationed in Liberia with a humanitarian agency at the newly established “Ebola University,” working to help control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
U.S. News and World Report via HealthDay News – Discusses a study by Professor of Radiology William Black, which concluded that lung cancer screenings performed by skilled professionals on a very specific set of long-time smokers, could cost less for each year of quality life gained than the generally accepted $100,000-per-year threshold for cost effectiveness.
The New York Times – An opinion piece by Professor of Medicine Gilbert Welch, which discusses the rising number of diagnoses for thyroid cancer in South Korea, and the dangers of what he calls an “epidemic of diagnosis.”
The New York Times – Cites research conducted by Professor of Medicine Gilbert Welch, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which looked at the soaring cases of thyroid cancers in South Korea as screening became more popular.
U.S. News and World Report – Emeritus Professor of Medicine Ira Byock is quoted on the danger that physician-assisted suicide poses for people with mental illnesses.
The close-knit community of faculty and students at Dartmouth helped alumnus Emil Ray Dominguez ’85 to prepare for and achieve his goal to work with children in underserved Latino communities.
The New York Times – Points to research by Professor of Medicine H. Gilbert Welch published last year in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, which looked at the benefits and risks of screening tests, and suggested that emotions strongly influence people’s desire to be screened for various cancers.
Geisel School of Medicine graduate student Ruth Kabeche has been awarded the American Society for Microbiology’s Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship.