Read article – President Sian Leah Beilock convened all seven living U.S. surgeons general for a high-level discussion of the nation’s mental health crisis. “The issue of mental health really has become a national concern, not just a national health concern, but it’s become an economic concern. It’s become a national security concern. It is fundamentally impacting the fabric of society,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said.
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Read article – Features President Sian Leah Beilock; Lisa McBride, associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and David Blanchflower, a professor of economics, in a column about Dartmouth’s focus on mental health and wellness under President Beilock’s tenure. Dartmouth is hosting a panel on mental health that will bring together Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and his living predecessors, the first such summit since an event at Johns Hopkins University in 1998.
Read article – Features comments by Andrew Crawford, an assistant professor of medicine, in an article about a study looking at diabetes management by Temiloluwa Prioleau, an assistant professor of computer science. “Personalizing diabetes management is a big question,” Prioleau said, “and by studying each person’s unique data, we can work towards achieving the best outcomes for them.”
Read article – Jay Dunlap, a professor of molecular and systems biology and of biochemistry and cell biology, is featured in an article about bioluminescent fungi. “There is a whole lot more that we do not know than that we do know,” Dunlap said.
Read article – President Sian Leah Beilock writes an opinion piece about the intersection of the youth mental health crisis in the U.S. and technology usage. Throughout the piece, Beilock references the work of Lisa Marsch, a professor of psychiatry and biomedical data science, and Andrew Campbell, a professor of computer science, and notes that the seven U.S. surgeon generals will congregate at Dartmouth to discuss the mental health crisis. “Beating the mental health crisis will require meeting kids where they are—on their devices,” President Beilock writes.
Read article – Steven Woloshin, MED ’96, a professor of The Dartmouth Institute, co-authors an opinion piece about providing patients with information with their prescriptions. “Patients need to know how much experts know, so that they understand what kind of gamble they are taking,” Woloshin writes.
Read article – A Doctor’s Dozen: Twelve Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellnessby Catherine Florio Pipas, a clinical professor of medical education, is included in a list of top wellness resources for doctors.
Read article – A feature story about how the National Institute on Aging has granted $16.2 million to a team of researchers led by Amber Barnato, chair and professor of The Dartmouth Institute, for a study of inequity in Alzheimer’s care.
Read article – Peter Wright, a professor of pediatrics and an infectious disease physician, is featured in an article about the announcement that Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine researchers are working to develop a new COVID-19 vaccine that would be administered using a nasal spray.