Read article – President Sian Leah Beilock is featured in a comprehensive story on the historic gathering of the seven living surgeons general for a conversation on the future of mental health and wellness. Beilock concluded the event by giving each of the surgeons general and Lisa McBride, the Geisel School of Medicine dean of diversity, equity and inclusion, a C. Everett Koop legacy medal for their contributions to public health. (Similar coverage in The Keene Sentinel.)
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Read article – A feature story on the panel of current and former U.S. surgeons general at Dartmouth to talk about the nation’s mental health crisis. “People who struggle with loneliness and isolation, their risk of mental illness goes up—of depression, of anxiety, of suicide,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said. “But the surprising thing is their risk of physical ailments go up, too, with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease by 29%, 50% increase in the risk of dementia among older people.”
Read article – Jake Tapper ’91 hosts a segment on The Lead about the historic gathering at Dartmouth of the seven living U.S. surgeons general to talk about the mental health crisis in the U.S. “Health does not occur in the doctor’s office, or in the hospitals alone. It is where we live, where we learn, where we work, where we play, and pray, everything that we do,” said Regina Benjamin, surgeon general appointed by President Barack Obama. “So we have to take our health care where people are.”
Read article – President Sian Leah Beilock convened all seven living U.S. surgeons general for a high-level discussion of the nation’s mental health crisis. “The issue of mental health really has become a national concern, not just a national health concern, but it’s become an economic concern. It’s become a national security concern. It is fundamentally impacting the fabric of society,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said.
Read article – Features President Sian Leah Beilock; Lisa McBride, associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and David Blanchflower, a professor of economics, in a column about Dartmouth’s focus on mental health and wellness under President Beilock’s tenure. Dartmouth is hosting a panel on mental health that will bring together Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and his living predecessors, the first such summit since an event at Johns Hopkins University in 1998.
Read article – Features comments by Andrew Crawford, an assistant professor of medicine, in an article about a study looking at diabetes management by Temiloluwa Prioleau, an assistant professor of computer science. “Personalizing diabetes management is a big question,” Prioleau said, “and by studying each person’s unique data, we can work towards achieving the best outcomes for them.”
Thank you to the five former US Surgeons General for joining us at Dartmouth for an extraordinary and inspiring conversation on the future of healthcare. In case you missed it you can watch the video here.
Read article – Jay Dunlap, a professor of molecular and systems biology and of biochemistry and cell biology, is featured in an article about bioluminescent fungi. “There is a whole lot more that we do not know than that we do know,” Dunlap said.
Read article – President Sian Leah Beilock writes an opinion piece about the intersection of the youth mental health crisis in the U.S. and technology usage. Throughout the piece, Beilock references the work of Lisa Marsch, a professor of psychiatry and biomedical data science, and Andrew Campbell, a professor of computer science, and notes that the seven U.S. surgeon generals will congregate at Dartmouth to discuss the mental health crisis. “Beating the mental health crisis will require meeting kids where they are—on their devices,” President Beilock writes.