Geisel’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held January 18 – 19 in the Class of ’78 Life Sciences Center’s Oopik Auditorium. This year’s theme is “Honoring a Survivor’s Narrative: Our Role In Empowering Victims Of Sexual Violence” and will feature a screening of the documentary “I Am Evidence” and keynote speaker Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH, Senior Scholar in Residence, Global Health Education and Learning Incubator, Harvard University and Adjunct Lecturer on Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. For more information and a full schedule of events visit https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/dice/mlk/.
Dartmouth invites faculty, staff, and students to ring in the start of the College’s 250th anniversary year with celebrations planned across campus.
Arielle Baker, Guarini ‘19, a PhD candidate in the neuroscience track of the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM), has received a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship. She will be working with the Committee on Women at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to advocate for the participation and retention of women in these disciplines.
Two Geisel medical students were recognized during the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting for their demonstrated leadership and commitment to diversity. Chad Lewis ’20 has received a prestigious Herbert W. Nickens Scholarship award, and Alex Lindqwister ’21, was elected national chair of the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives.
Ellen Meara, PhD, a professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and an adjunct professor of economics at Dartmouth College, has been named to the Peggy Y. Thomson Professorship in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences.
Dedicated to mentoring Geisel students interested in research, Paul Barr, PhD, values their perspective and views them as a natural conduit between the medical and research communities.
David A. Leib, PhD, has been named the Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Since joining Dartmouth in 2009, Leib has built a successful research program focusing on discovery and elucidation of new vaccines and therapeutics for neonatal herpesvirus infections. In addition to his research efforts, Leib also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in virology at Dartmouth.
The Geisel School of Medicine and the Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association are sponsoring a viewing and expert panel discussion for UNREST, an award-winning documentary about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a disabling and complex illness. The event will be held Oct. 16 in Auditorium E at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Doors open at 3:30 for light refreshments and the program will begin at 4:00 PM.
The White Coat Ceremony for the Geisel Class of 2022 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 in Moore Theater at the Hopkins Center. The program begins at 9:00 AM. You can watch our live broadcast of the event here.
David A. Acosta, MD, FAAFP, chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges, will present at a special Medicine and Surgery combined grand rounds on Friday, Sept. 7 at 8:00 AM.