In the News

Names to Know: New Promotions in the Health Care Community – Foster’s Daily Democrat

Read article – Quotes Duane Compton, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine, in a news brief announcing that Lisa McBride was named as the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at Geisel. “I am delighted to welcome Dr. McBride,” said Compton. “She brings a depth of experience to our school, and I am excited to begin working with her to support our student programs.”

Research Team Receives $7 Million Funding Award to Study Most Effective Way of Sharing Clinic Visit Information With Older Adults – Sciencemag

Read article – Features Paul Barr, an associate professor of biomedical data science and of The Dartmouth Institute, in an article about his research team that has received a five-year, $7 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The team will assess the effectiveness of visit information provided to older adult patients and caregivers on quality of life.

COVID in California: Kids’ Shots Falter—Less Than 3% Vaccinated Under Age Five – San Francisco Chronicle

Read article – A study by researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine is featured in an article about COVID-19 vaccines and mask mandates in Los Angeles county. The study found that young children scored comparably on a test measuring nonverbal intelligence—whether or not they or the test administrators wore masks. The findings help to alleviate concerns that face masks may interfere with testing by hiding administrators’ facial expressions.