Geisel investigators at the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth are leading a statewide effort to determine if offering financial incentives—for fitness, weight loss, and smoking cessation programs—can help people with mental illness reduce their high risk for cardiovascular disease.
Articles by: Timothy Dean
Geisel Introduces New Medical Education Department Dedicated to an Innovative and Integrated MD Program
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has announced the formation of a new Department of Medical Education. Rand Swenson, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the new department.
The Zika Virus: Update on an Epidemic
Elizabeth Talbot, MD, an associate professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine, who specializes in infectious disease and international health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and also serves as New Hampshire’s deputy state epidemiologist, talks about what the scientific and medical communities are learning about Zika, its implications, and what people can do to protect themselves.
Key Mechanism Discovered in Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Memory Loss
A recent report in Nature Neuroscience reveals that a key mechanism has been discovered in Alzheimer’s disease-related memory loss. Dartmouth researchers Bryan Luikart, PhD, and Mark Spaller, PhD, talk about these groundbreaking findings and their implications for better understanding and treating Alzheimer’s.
Biomedical Informatics: Creating Computational Strategies and Tools to Advance Research
Amar Das, MD, PhD—who leads the Division of Biomedical Informatics within Geisel’s Department of Biomedical Data Science—discusses biomedical informatics and his division’s critical role within Dartmouth’s research enterprise.
Link Between Environmental Toxin and ALS Grows Stronger
A compelling new study was recently published linking ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) to dietary exposure to BMAA, a nerve toxin produced by cyanobacteria. Professor Elijah Stommel comments on the new findings and its impact on his own research efforts.
Writing for Biomedical Publication Seminar Provides New Skills and Insights
SYNERGY and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center sponsored the recent Writing for Biomedical Publication seminar, aimed at helping young researchers and clinicians improve the skills needed to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.
Study Reveals Effects of Delivery Mode and Diet on Infant Gut Microbiome
There is an important association between the way in which infants are delivered and fed, and the composition of microbiome (the overall communities of bacteria) in their intestines at six weeks of age, according to a recent Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Geisel Professor Named a 2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Aaron V. Kaplan, MD, professor of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine and an interventional cardiologist at the Heart & Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, has been named a 2015 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status […]