New Times – Agnes Bingwahoo, the Health Minister for Rwanda and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Geisel, “becomes the first PhD honour to be awarded to a Rwandan national at the University of Rwanda.”
Articles by: Geisel Communications
After the first few days at Geisel, Andrew Park (’18) explains what both superheroes and autophagy have to do with life as a medical student.
In this video, first-year medical student Andrew Huang talks about how the combination of a small-class size, a strong sense of community, and the ability to complete rotations at diverse teaching hospitals is what attracted him to Geisel.
Bay News 9 – According to a new study by The Dartmouth Institute, which examined over 9 million prescription records of people receiving benefits because they’re too disabled to work, “Roughly 4 million Americans too disabled to work are prescribed heavy-duty painkillers, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine and morphine”. “Almost half — over 40 percent — filled a prescription for opiates in a year, and one in five was filling six or more prescriptions per year,” says Associate Professor of TDI Ellen Meara.
Boston Globe – Assistant Professor at Geisel Kendal Hoyt is interviewed on the rising costs of producing vaccines. According to Hoyt, “The time and cost of creating vaccines has steadily increased over the past 40 years, from an average of $199 million and six years to make it to market in the 1970s, to $1.5 billion and more than 13 years today.”
Detroit Free Press – Features a new Dartmouth study that examined the painkillers prescribed to Americans who are too disabled to work. “Almost half – over 40% – filled a prescription for opiates in a year and one in five was filling six or more prescriptions per year,” says Ellen Meara, an associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Great Falls Tribune – Paul Holtzheimer, an associate professor of psychiatry and surgery, is quoted in this story about the recent rise in phone calls to crisis hotlines. “There’s always a concern about ‘copycat’ suicides when a death by suicide is reported in the media,” he says.
Following two high-profile suicides, Dr. Paul Holtzheimer discusses depression and suicide.
Doctor’s Lounge – In a study, Shelsey Weinstein, Geisel ’16 and colleagues found that “regional variation exceeds payer-related differences in prescription use among children.” The team quantified the “overall and drug group-specific prescription use among 949,821 children aged 0 to 17 years.”
The Tennessean – Article interviews Diane Gilbert-Diamond, a Professor of Community and Family Medicine and the lead researcher on a recent study that suggesting “a possible link between kids having TV in the bedroom and more sedentary behavior, snacking and exposure to food ads, leading to weight gain.”