Read article – The Rockefeller Foundation in New York City announced the appointment of Agnes Binagwaho, adjunct professor of pediatrics and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, as one of two new members to its board of trustees.
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Read article – Quotes William Torrey, professor of psychiatry and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about healthcare staffing shortages. “There’s a national shortage of psychiatrists,” says Torrey. “Studies show that most counties in the country don’t have enough psychiatrists.”
Read article – Cites the contributions of James Bernat, emeritus professor of neurology, to the development of the field of neuroethics.
Read article – The 4th Annual Veterans Suicide Awareness March was held on Sunday, Nov. 10. Steven Johnson, Geisel ’22, who was in the military for 11 years, attended the march with his son Rafael.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising, and how it has become a significant part of the health care system in the United States. “It is easy to predict the future of DTC advertising,” says Woloshin. “It is going to get bigger and bigger.”
Read article – Quotes Stewart Tepper, professor of neurology, in an article about a study on an oral gepant drug for migraine treatment. Tepper was not involved in the study.
Read article – Cites a study conducted by researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice that found that the majority of patients with advanced lung and colorectal cancer didn’t understand that chemotherapy was unlikely to cure their cancer.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a study he led along with fellow researchers from Dartmouth and Harvard Medical School that shows that the way pharmaceutical companies are permitted to share information about their drugs can influence physician prescribing practices.
Read article – Quotes Niveditta Ramkumar, Guarini ’15, TDI ’15, in a feature story about a study she led that found that women benefit less from a surgery used to treat carotid artery disease, a key risk factor for stroke. “Men and women are different and sometimes their disease might call for a different treatment approach,” says Ramkumar. “Because our study found women are getting more strokes than men, it may mean their treatment, in this case endarterectomy, is not as effective in women as it is in men.”
Read article – Quotes Timothy Gardner, associate professor of medicine, in an article that examines whether or not there are benefits to chlorophyll supplements.