Read article – A brief profile of Steven Leach, the Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Professor and director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, who built a national reputation as a specialist in pancreatic cancer research and treatment at Johns Hopkins University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, two of the nation’s 51 NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.
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Read article – Quotes Richard Barth, professor of surgery, about a study that found that patient satisfaction scores didn’t suffer for surgeons who cut their prescribing of opioids for pain by more than 50%. “Our previous research looked at how much opioid was being prescribed and how many patients actually used it,” says Barth, who is the study’s senior author.
Read article – Cites research by Elijah Stommel, professor of neurology, in an article about how Vermont still doesn’t have recreational or drinking water standards for cyanotoxins.
Read article – A pick-up of a 2017 opinion piece by Ruth Craig, emeritus professor of pharmacology and toxicology, about the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed roughly 40 million people and was unusual in that it killed many healthy 20- to 40-year-olds, including millions of World War I soldiers.
Read article – An interview with Alison Kapadia, assistant professor of medicine, who recently started working as site director for the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.
Read article – An opinion piece by Carrie Colla, associate professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Jonathan Skinner, the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in Economics, professor of community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in which they reflect on what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has accomplished so far—and what it hasn’t. “The ACA laid the foundation for fundamental health-care reform and expanded coverage to many previously uninsured. Now it is time to continue reform in a way that makes health care more sustainable not just for a few brief years, but for the long-term,” said Colla and Skinner.
Read article – Quotes Saeed Hassanpour, assistant professor of biomedical data science and epidemiology, about how he and colleagues from Dartmouth have developed a deep learning model to accurately identify cancerous esophagus tissue on microscopy images instead of the high-cost, time-consuming manual annotation process used by pathologists. “Our new approach outperformed the current state-of-the-art approach that requires these detailed annotations for its training,” says Hassanpour. “The result is significant because our method is based solely on tissue-level annotations, unlike existing methods that are based on manually annotated regions.”
Read article – A feature story about a study led by Brian Sites, professor of anesthesiology and of orthopaedics, that found that new immigrants to the U.S. are less likely to use prescription opioids than native-born Americans.