This year’s Geisel MLK celebration will focus on bringing a social justice and equity lens to addiction, fostering awareness of harm reduction and health promotion, offering hope to those struggling with addiction and engaging with community efforts to envision paths toward healing.
Ride Hard Give Back is an indoor cycling fundraising event to support sarcoma cancer research at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The event will be held on Sunday, February 23, from 9:00 AM to noon at the CCBA Witherell Recreation Center in Lebanon. Registration is required. Please see the poster below for more information.
Mary Jo Turk, PhD, has been named the O. Ross McIntyre, MD, Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Turk, a professor of microbiology and immunology and co-director of the Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Program at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, joined the faculty of Dartmouth’s medical school 15 years ago and conducts pioneering research on the complex interactions between the immune system and cancer.
On October 5, members of the Geisel School of Medicine Class of 2023 were welcomed into the profession of medicine during the school’s annual White Coat ceremony—an important ritual for first-year medical students.
Nicole J. Borges, PhD, a professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named Chair of the Department of Medical Education at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Borges, a health psychologist with over 20 years of experience in medical education, is recognized nationally for her scholarly approaches to student and faculty advancement.
Scott A. Gerber, PhD, professor of molecular and systems biology and of biochemistry and cell biology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and program director of the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Research Program at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, has been named the Kenneth E. and Carol L. Weg Distinguished Professor.
George O’Toole, PhD, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been named the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Geisel. The appointment recognizes O’Toole’s outstanding contributions to microbiology and immunology both as a scientist and mentor to students over his 20-year career at Dartmouth.
Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine marked the beginning of a new academic year by welcoming 92 first-year medical students to campus for orientation, where the Class of 2023 spent a few days getting to know each other, Dartmouth, and the Upper Valley community.
Saeed Hassanpour, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical data science and of epidemiology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, and of computer science at Dartmouth College, has received the 2019 Agilent Early Career Professor Award.
Marnie E. Halpern, PhD, a researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science and adjunct professor of biology and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, has been named the Chair of the Department of Molecular and Systems Biology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.