Articles by: Timothy Dean

O’Toole Named the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

O’Toole Named the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

George O’Toole, PhD, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been named the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Geisel. The appointment recognizes O’Toole’s outstanding contributions to microbiology and immunology both as a scientist and mentor to students over his 20-year career at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Institute Study Examines Prevalence of Screening for Social Needs Among Physician Practices and Hospitals

Dartmouth Institute Study Examines Prevalence of Screening for Social Needs Among Physician Practices and Hospitals

A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, published this week in JAMA Network Open, finds that most U.S. physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for disadvantaged patients report higher screening rates.

Carrie Colla, PhD (Photo by Rob Strong)

Geisel Study Finds Downside Risk Contracts Still Less Common for ACOs

Findings from a new study conducted by a team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and published in the July issue of Health Affairs, shows that while the number and variety of contracts held by ACOs have increased dramatically in recent years, the proportion of those bearing downside risk has seen only modest growth.

Bruce Riddle Recognized by Cancer Registry Community

Bruce Riddle Recognized by Cancer Registry Community

Bruce Riddle, PhD, MA, an instructor in epidemiology at Geisel, has received the Constance L. Percy Award for Distinguished Service from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), the umbrella organization of central registries in the U.S. and Canada.

Study Reveals How ACOs Use Home Visits to Improve Care and Reduce Hospital Use

Study Reveals How ACOs Use Home Visits to Improve Care and Reduce Hospital Use

Findings from a Dartmouth study, led by Taressa Fraze, PhD, offer new details about how Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are using home visits to improve care management and identify patient needs while aiming to reduce costs. The study was part of a broader research effort at Dartmouth focused on how ACOs care for patients with complex clinical and social needs.