Articles by: Geisel Communications

Can Happiness Courses Really Make You Happier? – Lifehacker

Read article – Features the research of Jay Buckey, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of engineering, in an article exploring online self-help programs. Buckey’s PATH research program saw an increase in usage during COVID-19 lockdowns. “I was really surprised about how international it became,” Buckey recalls. “We had people coming in from Poland, Brazil, a lot of English-speaking countries—Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. I guess a lot of problems are the same everywhere.”

Hospital Integration Not Linked With Better Care, Payment Reforms, Study Finds – Becker’s Hospital Review

Read article – Features a study conducted by researchers at Dartmouth, the University of California Berkeley, and Tufts Medical Center, examining the effect hospital consolidation has on quality outcomes. “Our findings have important implications for current debates about whether the potential benefits of financial integration are sufficient to outweigh the potential harm of reduced competition,” the researchers concluded. “The finding of dramatic variations in quality scores across hospitals and practices in each ownership category also argues that financial integration might not be needed to improve care delivery.”

Congress Must Act to Preserve Independent Primary Care Practices – The Hill

Read article – An opinion piece co-authored by Carrie Colla, associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Elliott Fisher, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in which they discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted issues with the U.S. health care system and is threatening independent primary care practices.

Fauci Says U.S. Community Spread of COVID ‘Very Insidious’ – New Hampshire Union Leader

Read article – Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, spoke with Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel School of Medicine employees and students on a Monday Zoom call. Fauci addressed questions related to reopening schools, mask-wearing, and the potential for public acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine. Joanne Conroy ’77, president and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, said Fauci accepted Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s invitation to take part in the conversation because James Strickler, emeritus dean of the Geisel School of Medicine, had previously studied and worked with him.