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Articles by: Geisel Communications
Read article – Quotes Ellen Flaherty, director of the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging and assistant professor of medicine, in an article about the risks posed by extreme heat on vulnerable communities in New Hampshire. Flaherty comments on the dangers for aging populations.
Read article – Cites comments by Michael Whitfield, chair and professor of biomedical data science, about how a Geisel School of Medicine-Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center research team has started work on an National Institutes of Health-funded project to track the development and spread of COVID-19 variants detected in the Upper Valley. “It’s extremely important for us to be able to identify and monitor variants of concern, such as the recent Delta variant, in our local population to inform public health efforts and to aid in the development of any future vaccines that may be needed,” says Whitfield.
Read article – Quotes Anne Hoen, associate professor of epidemiology, and Anne Sosin ’02, a policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, in an article that discusses if current vaccination rates in Vermont are enough to protect the state from breakthrough COVID-19 cases. “Vermont children under 12 don’t look different from Louisiana, or Florida children under 12. If we fail to employ adequate mitigation strategies in schools, we can expect the same results that we’re seeing in other states,” Sosin said.
Read article – As a guest on “All Things Considered,” Lisa Adams, associate dean for global health and professor of medicine, discusses COVID-19 transmissibility in schools and how to keep children safe as the new school year approaches.
Read article – An article by Cornel Stanciu, assistant professor of psychiatry, and William Fletes, Geisel ’22, in which they examine overdose prevention and response activities in states with declining rates of opioid overdose deaths.
Read article – Quotes Anne Hoen, associate professor of epidemiology, in an article discussing remote learning for Vermont’s K-12 students. “We learned that remote learning is a reasonable accommodation and now it is being taken away, despite a significant minority of families who need or want it to remain as an option,” says Hoen.
Read article – Quotes Anne Hoen, associate professor of epidemiology, and Anne Sosin, a policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, in an article that examines whether Vermont should require employees in all schools to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. “The higher transmissibility of [the] Delta variant is making it clear that we need a layered approach again to preventing spread in schools,” said Hoen. “Requiring vaccination for schoolteachers and staff is one of the best, most effective and safest ways to do that.”
Read article – A Geisel School of Medicine study on smoking is cited in an article about the opulence of dining on airplanes in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Anne Sosin, a policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, and Anne Hoen, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, about Vermont’s approach to mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant as the school year begins.