Read article – A feature on Ellesse-Roselee Akré, an assistant professor of the Dartmouth Institute, who is the first recipient of Dartmouth’s new E.E. Just Faculty Fellowship. “In health services, marginalized populations are often left empirically invisible. It can really make you feel, especially when you embody these identities, that you likely aren’t valued in the space,” Akré said. “It really feels good to see the field moving in a way that it is more inclusive.”
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Read article – Features Douglas Robertson, a professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute, in an article about the use of stool tests—including fecal immunochemical tests, or FIT—over colonoscopies in screening for colon cancer.
Read article – An interview with Jason McLellan, a former professor at the Geisel School of Medicine, in which he discusses his groundbreaking research that laid the foundation for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Read article – Judy E. Stern, a professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted in a commentary about misinformation from opponents of Vermont’s Article 22—the Reproductive Liberty Amendment. “The term ‘late-term abortion’ was designed to sound ominous, to sound serious, and to confuse people into voting against their own best interests. Let me say it again: There is no such thing as elective late-term abortion,” Stern said.
Read article – Quotes Bill Hudenko, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor of clinical psychology, in an article about procrastination. “If someone is procrastinating due to an anxiety disorder, that anxiety can lead to other negative outcomes,” Hudenko said. (Picked up by MSN.)
Read article – Douglas Robertson, a professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute, writes a column clarifying his stance on colorectal cancer screenings. “When utilized, colorectal cancer screening works. Talk to your provider, choose a test, and, most importantly, follow through with it,” Robertson writes.
Read article – Comments by Glyn Elwyn, a professor of The Dartmouth Institute, are cited in an article about the types of questions to ask your doctor if they recommend a surgical procedure.
Read article – A study led by Bradley V. Watts, an associate professor of psychiatry, is mentioned in an article about the risks of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Watts’ research found that ECT is no better than other mental health treatments at decreasing suicide risk.
Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Andrew D. Smith III, an assistant professor of neurology, in an article about how pregnancy affects multiple sclerosis. “Most women do not have any significant issues with childbirth,” Smith said. “However, women who have more significant neurological disability may have higher risk with childbirth.”