Articles by: Timothy Dean

Shawn O'Leary speaks at the Conversations with Changemakers event on Jan. 26. (Photo by Eli Burakian D'00)

O’Leary Receives MLK Social Justice Award

Shawn O’Leary, director of the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at Geisel, has received the Holly Fell Sateia Award, one of four Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards given this year as part of the Dartmouth community’s month-long celebration honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.

Ambrose Cheung, MD (left) with Stephen Costa (right), a third-year graduate student in his lab. (photo by Jon Gilbert Fox)

Ambrose Cheung Receives National Scholar-Innovator Award

Dartmouth researcher Ambrose Cheung, MD, has received a 2017 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award, one of only a few given annually to top physician-scientists in the U.S. The award will support Cheung’s promising research to develop a vaccine or drug to combat MRSA—virulent staph bacteria causing infections that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics.

Photo by Jon Gilbert Fox

Supporting Students at Every Turn

Taryn Weinstein, Geisel’s new director of Student Affairs, says the school’s strong community helped ease her family’s transition from the busy New York City area earlier this year. “My role involves working in a variety of ways to help keep the students happy, healthy, and successful in all of their endeavors,” she says.

Building a Common IRB Platform for Advancing Research

Building a Common IRB Platform for Advancing Research

Led by Alan I. Green, MD, a team of scientists at Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Geisel’s department of Biomedical Data Science are helping to lead a national effort to centralize IRB (institutional review board) review for clinical research among the NIH’s 64 CTSA research centers.

Brent Bates '20 (photo by Jon Gilbert Fox)

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Brent Bates: On the Right Track

Nationally ranked track athlete Brent Bates’ love of sports, and a fateful knee injury, led him to pursue a master’s research program in his home country of Canada before choosing the Geisel School of Medicine, where he plans to focus on sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.