Ground-breaking discoveries about a rare and debilitating family of diseases has earned Geisel genetics researcher Michael Whitfield, a highly competitive Catalyst Award from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust.
A grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund will help facilitate stronger collaborations between computational scientists and biomedical researchers in order to maximize the potential of big data to improve human health.
Casey Greene, PhD, an assistant professor of genetics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been selected for a highly competitive award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support his work to bring the power of big data into the biology lab.
Strong support from donors pushed the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock to new levels of philanthropic support for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014.
Dr. Norm Payson’s experience as a scholarship student at Dartmouth inspired him to donate funds to help ease the pressures of debt for medical students at the Geisel School of Medicine.
Lila May Walkden Flounders’ support of the Koop Institute was inspired by Dr. C. Everett Koop’s willingness to take on big challenges and confront powerful interests as Surgeon General in the 1980s.
Why would a cardiologist make a gift in support of neuroscience research? Dr. Frank Weiser ’55 sees transformation on the horizon for neurologic illnesses, just as he has witnessed for heart disease.
“Virtual Prouty-ers” have walked the Great Wall of China, run in Australia, cycled in France, and mountain biked in California.
Each July, a special community gathers to fight cancer by taking part in activities that raise funds for research and promote the health of participants.
This year, the Prouty features a new anthem – “I Am More” – written by Walt Cunningham, director of The Dartmouth College Gospel Choir.