Congratulations to Geisel School of Medicine’s new Swigart Fellows—Edel Auh ’22, Julia Berkowitz ’20, and Colin McLeish ’22. Now in its third year, the Olive M. and Joesph F. Swigart Ethic Fellowship Program is an opportunity for faculty and students to collaborate on scholarly research projects around ethics issues in patient care and medical education.
Articles by: Susan Green
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), a national community of academic leaders committed to advancing family medicine to improve health through a community of teachers and scholars, presented their 2019 STFM Gold Humanism Award to Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH ’11, a professor of community and family medicine at Geisel School of Medicine. The award honors her extensive work in humanistic care, teaching, and significant mentorship in humanistic medicine.
During this spring’s 55th Annual Medical Education Conference in Philadelphia, the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) elected Geisel med student Trenika Williams ’21 to a two-year term on its National Board of Directors as regional director of Region VII.
Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, emeritus professor of microbiology and immunology, and chair of the department from 1980-1992, died on March 25, 2019. He was 87 years old.
Late last year, second-year Geisel School of Medicine student Sarah Rosenstein traveled to Tijuana, Mexico with Border Angels, a San Diego-based non-profit that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. The group of volunteer doctors, nurses, physician-assistants, and nurse-practitioners staff a weekly clinic to care for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.
Laura Herrera Gomez, a second-year Geisel School of Medicine student and co-leader of the medical school’s Latino Medical Students Association (LMSA) chapter, has been named chief financial officer-elect (CFO) of the organization’s Northeast regional board.
A fundraising, student-cooked dinner organized by Geisel’s Alpha Omega Alpha student chapter, raised $4,400 to support Listen’s Housing Helper Program, which supports individuals in the Upper Valley who are struggling with affordable housing—a primary issue facing low-income families.
Schweitzer Fellows Jaci Gresham ’21 and Sand Mastrangelo ’21 saw a need and took action—they established a community of mentors for Upper Valley LGBTQIA+ teens.
Envisioning a culture that values self-care among clinicians, Cathy Pipas, MD, MPH ’11, and John Damianos ’20, co-facilitated a Geisel pilot course to help medical students and faculty manage the demands of the profession.
Arielle Baker, Guarini ‘19, a PhD candidate in the neuroscience track of the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM), has received a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship. She will be working with the Committee on Women at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to advocate for the participation and retention of women in these disciplines.