Read article – Quotes Jay Buckey, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of engineering, in a feature story about how he launched an online self-help toolkit aimed at replicating the kind of training designed to help astronauts cope with confinement in small spaces for extended periods. The online training, called the Dartmouth Path Program, was developed to determine how the space program can manage pressures brought on by long-duration spaceflight. “It’s challenging to be isolated with a small group of people and to not be able to get away,” said Buckey. “Outer space and your own living room might be drastically different physically, but emotionally the stressors can be the same.”
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Read article – Quotes Jay Buckey, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of engineering, in an article about the lessons we can learn from astronauts on how to cope with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with NASA, Buckey and his colleagues created a self-guided online program called PATH to manage conflict, stress, and depression.
Read article – A column by Arvind Suresh ’19, Geisel ’23, in which he discusses how COVID-19 exacerbates the inequities and food insecurity that many households already face.
Read article – As a guest on The Exchange, Lisa Adams, MED ’90, associate dean for global health and associate professor of medicine, discusses how to connect with nature safely and responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read article – An opinion piece by Christiaan Rees, Geisel ’16, Guarini ’18, in which he discusses how some medical schools are being asked to expedite the graduation of fourth-year students who would be willing to begin their residency early, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Rees reflects on his fellow classmates’ response to COVID-19, and medical students’ willingness to help. “I had envisioned that my final three months of medical school would be an opportunity to rejuvenate before beginning what will undoubtedly be one of the most trying years of my training,” says Reese. “I had planned to travel—to drive cross-country and to hike in the Rocky Mountains. I had hoped to think a little less about science and a little more about art—to read, to watch films, to frequent the woodworking studio again. But if I am summoned, I will go without either reservation or regret.”
Read article – Features an interview with John Birkmeyer, adjunct professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in which he discusses the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of a provider group.
Read article – An opinion piece by Cassie Kosarek, Geisel ’20, in which she discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of preventative care. “I am impressed by the dedication of my attending physicians and residents. Many are coming in early; more are leaving late. Residents who were supposed to have time off have stepped in for their quarantined colleagues. Overall, I am proud to be joining this guild,” says Kosarek. “But I am also coming of age in medicine at a time when it has become obvious that heroic healthcare workers and our reactionary methods are no longer sustainable. Our lack of preparedness and de-emphasis on chronic disease prevention likely portends worse health outcomes for many COVID-19 patients.”
Read article – A poem by Amal Cheema, Geisel ’23, published as part of in-Training’s “Poetry Thursday’s” initiative, which highlights poems by medical students and physicians.
Read article – As guests on The Exchange, Elizabeth Talbot, professor of medicine and N.H. deputy state epidemiologist, and Benjamin Chan, MPH ’13, the state epidemiologist for N.H., discuss the latest updates and recommendations for navigating the coronavirus pandemic in New Hampshire.
Read article – Quotes Daniel Albert, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, from comments he made during a session titled “Mechanisms & Mediators of Psychiatric Co-Morbidity in Rheumatology” at the 2019 ARP/ARC Annual Meeting.