Read article – Quotes Thomas Ward, emeritus professor of neurology, in an article that shares the opinions of neurology journal editors on the risks and opportunities of publishing COVID-19 papers amid the outbreak. Ward is the editor-in-chief of Headache, the American Headache Society’s official journal.
Articles by: Geisel Communications
Read article – Quotes Florian Schroeck, associate professor of surgery and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a study he co-authored which found that low-intensity surveillance may be comparable to high-intensity surveillance for cancer control in patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
Read article – Quotes Philip Goodney, associate professor of surgery and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how diabetics undergo 130,000 amputations each year—often in low-income and underinsured neighborhoods—and black patients lose limbs at a rate triple that of others. “We need to build a health system that supports people when they are at risk, when they are doing better and when they can keep the risk from coming back,” said Goodney. “And where there’s a hot spot, that’s where we need to focus.”
Read article – Continued coverage of an opinion piece co-authored by Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor of medicine; Susan Athey from Stanford University; and Michael Kermer from Harvard University; in which they discuss the importance of international coordination when it comes to strategies for deploying a COVID-19 vaccine.
Read article – A column by Cornel Stanciu, assistant professor of psychiatry, in which he discusses the potential risks to patients who use cannabis during pregnancy.
Read article – Quotes Alison Volpe Holmes, associate professor of pediatrics, medical education, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how medical schools are altering graduation ceremonies to adapt to physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article notes that Geisel’s graduates and their families will gather virtually on June 6 to hear commencement speeches, a roll call of names, and the recitation of the Hippocratic Oath. Holmes is impressed by how well students adapted to the changes. She, on the other hand, confesses to being a little heartbroken. “I love graduation. I love giving everyone a big hug and meeting their families. It’s really hard not to be able to say goodbye,” says Holmes.
Read article – Cites comments by Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor of medicine, in an article about how not all public health experts are on board with President Donald Trump’s plans to fast-track vaccine development, a project dubbed Operation Warp Speed.
Read article – Quotes James Weinstein, the Peggy Y. Thomson Professor Emeritus, in an article about how the COVID-19 pandemic has fast-tracked patient-centric changes in medicine. “Public health has been underrepresented in the tech space,” says Weinstein, who currently works as the senior vice president for Microsoft Healthcare. “Technology is fantastic, but if we can’t talk to each other, we can’t communicate the appropriate data.”
Read article – A news brief announcing that David Green, clinical associate professor of surgery, joined the Concord Regional VNA board of trustees. Green recently retired as senior vice president and chief medical officer of Concord Hospital.