The endowment is named in honor of two luminaries from Dartmouth’s medical school: Elmer Pfefferkorn, PhD (L), Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Allan Munck, PhD (R), Emeritus Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology

UPDATED – Munck-Pfefferkorn Grants – Call for Proposals (Deadline Extended to 4/13/20)

The Geisel Dean’s Office is now accepting proposals for the Munck-Pfefferkorn Education and Research Fund—Novel and Interactive Grant Initiative (the Munck-Pfefferkorn Grants). Please see the call for proposals for application criteria and guidelines. Proposals should be submitted to Wes Benbow at by March 31, 2020. Questions regarding the application and process should also be directed to Wes Benbow.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

PHoto credit: CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

Coronavirus Information from Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dartmouth officials are monitoring guidelines concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to provide up-to-date information on evolving recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. For more information visit Dartmouth’s COVID-19 Information site. Click here for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s COVID-19 information.

Lifelines: Call for Editorial Board Members

Lifelines is a journal for literature and art in medicine started by Sai Li MED ’06 and first published in the fall of 2004.  Lifelines has featured work by Guggenheim Fellows, winners of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition, physicians, medical students, faculty, and undergraduates, as well as from new authors and artists. We are currently seeking members to join our editorial board. We will have two separate boards for artwork and written work. 

Second Annual Sarcoma Spin-a-thon Feb. 23

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 Named the O. Ross McIntyre, MD, Professor

Mary Jo Turk Named the O. Ross McIntyre, MD, Professor

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.

Nicole Borges Named Chair of the Department of Medical Education

Nicole Borges Named Chair of the Department of Medical Education

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.