Articles by: Geisel Communications

Black Patients Were Losing Limbs at Triple the Rate of Others – ProPublica

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.”

Medical School Graduation 2020: Some Pomp Under Unusual Circumstances – AAMC

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.

A New, Better Normal in Health Care? – National Review

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.”