Read article – Barry Smith, a professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted in an article about a recent roundtable discussion of healthcare professionals on abortion rights. “I don’t think the governor understood how abortion relates to the health care in obstetrics,” Smith said. (Similar coverage in InDepthNH.)
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Read article – Quotes Andrea A. Hayes Dixon ’87, MED ’91, in an announcement that she has been appointed dean of the Howard University College of Medicine. When she takes office, Hayes Dixon will be the first Black woman to lead the medical school in its 154-year history. “The responsibility of educating the nation’s next generation of leaders in medicine is an enormous responsibility that I take very seriously,” Hayes Dixon said.
Read article – Timothy Fisher, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted in an article about funding for birthing services in New Hampshire. “For many, many years, New Hampshire ranked among the lowest in the U.S. for Medicaid reimbursement to hospitals for labor and delivery services,” Fisher said.
Read article – Rodwell Mabaera, Guarini ’08, MED ’08 and ’10, and an assistant professor of medicine, is quoted in a list of common cancer symptoms. “Following an obvious injury, any pain that does not respond to rest or over-the-counter treatments within two weeks should be evaluated by a doctor,” Mabaera said.
On Sept. 23 former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Novello delivered a special keynote as part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Read article – A commentary by Judy E. Stern, a professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology, about abortion rights. “There is no such thing as elective late-term abortion,” Stern writes. “‘Late-term abortion’ is a political term, not a medical term. It is found in no medical textbooks.”
Read article – Quotes Karen L. Fortuna, an assistant professor of psychiatry, in an article about investing in serious mental illnesses (SMI) such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder. “The world has known about premature mortality in people with serious mental illness for almost a century. Despite millions of dollars in investment from the scientific community, the gap in lifespan in people with SMI and people without is widening,” Fortuna said.
Watch video – Linda Vahdat, deputy director of Dartmouth Cancer Center and a professor of medicine, is a guest on a segment about cancer research. “We’ve made a lot of progress in a lot of different areas,” Vahdat said. “There are still some diseases which are really, really tough, and those diseases are like pancreatic cancer or brain tumors.”
Read article – Features Karen L. Fortuna, an assistant professor of psychology, in an article about a grant to fight disability discrimination in higher education. “Digital peer support for the disability community being left behind in higher education policies can support advocacy efforts to get their voice heard on campus,” Fortuna said.
Read article – Features comments by Thalia Wheatley, a professor of psychological and brain sciences, and Emma Templeton, Guarini ’23, in an article about their co-authored study that found an objective measure of how well two people are connecting. “We’ve all had the experience of clicking with some people but not others,” Templeton said. “We wanted to see if something in people’s conversations reveals when they click. Our results show that the faster people respond to each other, the more connected they feel.”