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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.

O’Toole Named the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

O’Toole Named the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

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 Institute Study Examines Prevalence of Screening for Social Needs Among Physician Practices and Hospitals

Dartmouth Institute Study Examines Prevalence of Screening for Social Needs Among Physician Practices and Hospitals

A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, published this week in JAMA Network Open, finds that most U.S. physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for disadvantaged patients report higher screening rates.

Despina Karalis D ’18, Guarini ’19 (photo by Kata Sasvari)

Geisel’s Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Program Graduates First 4+1 Student

Despina Karalis D ’18, Guarini ’19 is the first “4+1 student” to receive a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) program. The 4+1 option, available to Dartmouth undergraduates, allows students to enroll in a maximum of three graduate level courses that count toward either the QBS Masters in Epidemiology or Health Data Science—to be completed in one year following their graduation from Dartmouth College.

Once Scarce, Neonatal Intensive Care Proliferates

Once Scarce, Neonatal Intensive Care Proliferates

Is NICU care being driven by medical need or competition? A new Dartmouth study finds nearly half of newborns in NICUs are normal birth weight. The Dartmouth Atlas of Neonatal Intensive Care offers the first comprehensive examination of U.S. neonatal care across large populations of newborns. The report raises questions about how medical care is provided to our nation’s newborns, particularly to those born premature or with other health problems.