Articles by: Geisel Communications

What Does PFAS Do to the Body? – WBUR

Read article – Megan Romano, an assistant professor of epidemiology, is quoted in an article about the effects of forever chemicals on the body. “You have the heat and the oil that’s going from the packaging into the popcorn,” Romano said of microwave popcorn in a bag. (Romano’s comments appear in the expandable question blocks.)

After Long Delay, Moderna Pays N.I.H. for Covid Vaccine Technique – The New York Times

Read article – Quotes President Philip J. Hanlon ’77; Jason McLellan, a former assistant professor at the Geisel School of Medicine; and Kim Rosenfield, director of tech transfer, in a feature story about the finalization of terms between the National Institutes of Health and Moderna to pay for the rights to technology that made many of the COVID-19 vaccines possible. A portion of the funds will benefit Dartmouth, where a team of scientists—led by McLellan—developed the means to modify the gene sequence that encodes the spike protein on the surface of the coronavirus, essentially locking the protein in place to enable vaccine antibodies to be more effective. “I think this gives you a model for partnerships where the basic, curiosity-based research did happen on a campus, and led to eventually creating a product which saved millions of lives,” President Hanlon said.

110 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers to Know – Becker’s Hospital Review

Read article – Jonathan Huntington, an assistant professor of medicine, is included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 110 hospital and health system chief medical officers to know in 2023. The executives featured on this list play a crucial role in directing their organization’s forward momentum while continuing to serve their patients and communities.

‘We All Have to Do This Work’: Paul Farmer’s Greatest Legacy Is the People He Left Behind – WBUR

Read article – Comments by Brian Remillard, an associate professor of medicine, are included in an article reflecting on the life and career of pioneering global health physician Paul Farmer a year after his death. “Paul had exceptional talents, but the thing that you sensed around him was his commitment. He committed in a way that few people can,” said Remillard.