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.
Articles by: Susan Green
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.
Two Geisel medical students were recognized during the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting for their demonstrated leadership and commitment to diversity. Chad Lewis ’20 has received a prestigious Herbert W. Nickens Scholarship award, and Alex Lindqwister ’21, was elected national chair of the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives.
Ellen Meara, PhD, a professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and an adjunct professor of economics at Dartmouth College, has been named to the Peggy Y. Thomson Professorship in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences.
Dedicated to mentoring Geisel students interested in research, Paul Barr, PhD, values their perspective and views them as a natural conduit between the medical and research communities.
Geisel School of Medicine student Alyssa Flores ’20, part a team of Stanford University School of Medicine researchers who published a study on venous disease in the journal Circulation, says they found height to be an unexpected risk factor in developing varicose veins.