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.
The Biomedical Libraries and Grant GPS will host a retreat for writers of NIH R01 and R21 grants September 12 and 13 at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library. The application process is competitive and open from July 8 through August 9. To learn more and apply visit https://dartgo.org/BiomedGrantRetreat.
As a part of the Dana construction project there is new work to be done at the connector between the Kellogg bridge and Remsen. The scope includes demolishing a portion of the existing bridge enclosure, and rebuilding a slightly larger area. This will require the connector and bridge between Remsen and Kellogg to be closed from July 1, 2019, through June 30th, 2020.
On June 12, the Dartmouth College Library is transitioning to a new catalog system. We do not expect this change to substantially affect our users, though you will notice that the interface to search for books looks different. However, once the migration is complete any bookmarked links to your library account, the library catalog search, or specific journal or book records will no longer work and will need to be updated. DartDoc, Borrow Direct, and links directly into databases are not affected. By the end of the week of the June 12, a new catalog search box should be visible on the Biomedical Libraries website that you can use to search for items and update your bookmarked links.
As an update to the Loop Road construction project, there is a slight delay in starting phase 3 of the project, which means that the traffic pattern will continue in phase 2 until 5 pm on Tuesday, June 11. That means that the Lot 9 shuttle service will not change until that time as well. As of Wednesday, June 12, the Lot 9 shuttle service will only pick-up and drop-off at the North Tower shuttle stop.
On June 1, an excited group of 100 graduating medical students gathered for a final rite of passage—receiving their MD degrees and celebrating their accomplishments with family and friends at Geisel School of Medicine’s annual Class Day ceremony.
If you missed the Dean’s State of the Medical School address on May 22, you can watch the evening session here. Questions regarding the material presented by Dean Compton, can be sent to Geisel.Dean’s.Office@dartmouth.edu.