Read article – Dartmouth’s Steven Woloshin and co-authors say that the FDA and FTC need to do more to protect patients from potential harm and misleading information on social media platforms in their new opinion piece in STAT News.
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Read article – Thomas Thesen, an associate professor of medical education, is featured in an article about using AI to diagnose patients. Thesen co-created the AI Patient Actor app to help train medical students on diverse patient scenarios. “What I see coming in the next decade is AI increasingly supporting doctors by streamlining their work and contributing to certain limited diagnostic processes,” Thesen said. “However, the expert judgment of a trained doctor will remain crucial for final diagnosis and treatment plans.”
Read article – An opinion piece by Dan Rockmore, a professor of mathematics and computer science, about the limitations of mathematical models. Rockmore credits David Roberts, MED ’75, a professor emeritus of surgery and neurology, and Keith Paulsen, Thayer ’84, ’86, a professor of biomedical engineering and of radiology and surgery, with an example of how common mathematical modeling now is. “Today, descendants of the Roberts and Paulsen model are routinely used to plan neurosurgeries. Modelling, in general, is now routine,” Rockmore writes.
Read article – Thomas Thesen, an associate professor of medical education, and Nsomma Alilonu, MED ’26, are featured in an article about their app that allows medical students to practice talking to patients. “Patient interviewing is such an important skill,” Alilonu said. “I mean, most diagnoses are found during patient interviewing. And it’s something I just wanted more practice with, especially in a non-pressured setting.”
Read article – Steve Woloshin, MD, professor of health policy and clinical practice at Geisel, is quoted in an obituary for Sidney Wolfe, a physician who co-founded the Health Research Group was viewed as a pioneer of “research-based advocacy.” “He was so smart and tireless—relentless really. And never afraid to speak up,” said Woloshin.
Read article – Maxwell Levis, an assistant professor of psychiatry, is featured in a profile piece about his father, Albert Levis, a Greek Holocaust survivor. “The family is a pretty vivacious and dedicated core,” Levis said. “But there’s not going to be anybody like him, you know? And I’m aware of that. Albert is not just a Holocaust survivor. He’s a survivor of a world that just doesn’t exist anymore.”
Read article – Lisa McBride, the Geisel School of Medicine dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, is quoted in an article about supporting student mental health. This past fall, Dartmouth hosted a gathering of the former and current U.S. surgeons general to discuss ways colleges and universities can support their campus communities.
Read article – Susan Roberts, senior associate dean of foundational research, is featured in an article about how our nutritional needs change as we age. “A cohesive body of research finds that a healthy diet and weight management are able to not only reliably delay the onset of most typical diseases and functional losses in aging, but also arrest progression and severity, and even support remission for some conditions,” Roberts said.
Read article – Quotes Audrey H. Calderwood, an associate professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute, in an article recapping the top news in gastrointestinal cancer patients should be aware of.
Read article – A roundup of AI innovations that highlights Thomas Thesen, an associate professor of medical education, and a teaching-tool-in-progress called “AI Patient Actor” that he is testing on second-year students at the Geisel School of Medicine. The tool allows students to practice interviewing patients in English, Spanish, German or Swahili.