Read article – Lisa Adams, associate dean for global health and professor of medicine, is quoted in an article on individuals that contract COVID-19 after having been fully vaccinated. “We know there are and will be some breakthrough infections in individuals who are vaccinated – at least until we get to a point where there is very little virus circulating,” Adams said. “The good news is that their illness should be very mild.”
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Read article – Daniel Lucey ’77, Geisel ‘82, clinical professor of medicine, is quoted in an article on the resurgence of COVID-19 in the Seychelles. The country had already vaccinated more of its people against the coronavirus than any other nation, using both the AstraZeneca and the Sinopharm vaccines. “Given the widespread international use of these two vaccines there are global implications to what is happening now in the Seychelles,” Lucey was quoted as saying in a blog post.
Read article – An article offering advice to students seeking medical schools that feature innovation and entrepreneurship programs. The post mentions Dartmouth as among the institutions offering an entrepreneurship certificate or an opportunity to earn an MBA or a master’s degree in management.
Read article – Michael Calderwood, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article on efforts to convince individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Calderwood said the exact percentage required to achieve herd immunity is dependent on the contagiousness of the virus and the vaccine’s effectiveness at preventing the virus from spreading – both of which have been debated since new variants have taken hold in the United States.
Read article – The National Academy of Sciences has elected 150 new members. Among the new members is Dartmouth’s Ta-Yuan Chang, professor of biochemistry and cell biology.
Read article – An overview of “medication-overuse headache,” headaches cause by the overuse of acute medications, mentions that Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology, delivered a talk on “Medications That Make Migraine Worse,” as part of the Sixth Annual Migraine World Summit in March.
Read article – Sandra L. Wong, chair and professor of surgery at Geisel School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Society of Surgical Oncology for the 2021-2022 term in an announcement about the organization’s newly elected executive council officers.
Read article – The article features a photo of Liesl Eibschutz, MED ’23, loading a syringe with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Kedren Health in Los Angeles last month. The captions mentions that she is a medical student at Dartmouth.
Read article – A commentary co-authored by Sathvik Namburar, MED ’22, explains that, “The American health care sector is responsible for approximately 8-10% of the country’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; if our health care sector were its own country, it would be the 13th largest source of GHG emissions worldwide.” The co-authors add that, “A primary, and understudied, inefficiency within the health care sector is the physical waste produced in hospitals and health centers.” (Similar coverage in Becker’s Hospital Review).
Read article – Features information from Lisa Adams, MED ’90, associate dean for global health and professor of medicine, on how we need to be careful about making assumptions about symptoms that may be associated with the COVID-19 vaccine. The article summarizes Adams comments by saying, “Unlike the much more common COVID vaccine side effects — like fever, chills, and headache — there isn’t really great data about these unusual cases,… Information about things like vertigo and ear-ringing are still being collected on a mass scale and we still can’t say with certainty that these more unusual effects are causally tied to the vaccine.”