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.”
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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.
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.
Read article – Features a study co-authored by Bradley V. Watts, an associate professor of psychiatry, into the association of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment with the risk of death by suicide. The study found no evidence that an ECT course decreased the risk of death by suicide.
Read article – Dartmouth features heavily in a brief timeline of Hanover’s history. First, Eleazar Wheelock began the process of opening Dartmouth College in 1769, then the Medical School was founded in 1797 as the fourth medical school in the country. The Green was finished in 1836, and finally, the College became a coed school in 1972.
Read article – An interview with TikTok’s Dr. Glaucomflecken—ophthalmologist Will Flanary, MED ’13. “I started doing the video format at the right time—especially with the pandemic, more people have been on online. It’s been a little bit surprising how popular the characters are it’s taken on a life of its own,” Flanary said.
Read article – Continued coverage of a co-authored study by Renee L. Pepin, an assistant professor of community and family medicine, in an article about loneliness interventions for the elderly. “The intervention holds promise for scalability in programs that already serve homebound older adults,” the authors wrote.
Read article – Quotes Renee L. Pepin, an assistant professor of community and family medicine, in an article featuring her co-authored study into improving social connectedness among the housebound elderly. “A next step for this line of research is absolutely to see, does it work the same way or similarly if we actually do employ people who work within these agencies to deliver this intervention?” Pepin said.
Read article – Features Steven Leach, a professor of molecular and systems biology, surgery, and medicine, and the director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, in an article about the Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer that has funded its second round of grants targeted at research to fight cancer. The three winning teams include Arti Gaur, an assistant professor of neurology, Jordan Isaacs, Guarini ’24, and Divya Ravi, Guarini ’24; Michael Cole, a professor of molecular and systems biology, and Edmond J. Feris, Guarini ’19, a research associate; and Jiwon Lee, an assistant professor of engineering, Seungmin Shin, a post-doctoral fellow, and Nicholas Curtis, Thayer ’24.
Read article – A 1984 review by the late Allan Munck, a professor emeritus of physiology and neurobiology, and other researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine is cited in an article about how adverse experiences can impact future generations through epigenetics. The researchers noted that high levels of stress hormones sustained over a long time can harm the body, weaken the immune system, and increase susceptibility to problems such as hypertension.