Members of the Geisel School of Medicine Class of 2018 at their first day of orientation.

Geisel School of Medicine Welcomes Newest MD Class

Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine officially welcomes 89 new students to its MD program this week. The Class of 2018 brings with it not only high academic achievements, but also a diversity of backgrounds, experience, and service from around the world.

Margaret Karagas (center) has been appointed to the James W. Squires Professorship. Photo by Jon Gilbert Fox.

Karagas Appointed to Squires Professorship

Margaret Karagas, PhD, has been appointed to the James W. Squires Professorship at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. This prestigious professorship supports a faculty member pursuing academic activities that advance health, health promotion, and innovative and cost-effective health-care delivery.

The MD graduates at the 2014 Class Day ceremony.

Speeches from the 2014 Geisel Class Day Ceremony

“Be bold,” Dean Chip Souba told the members of the Geisel Class of 2014 at last weekend’s Class Day Ceremony. “Be aspirational. Reach for the stars. You won’t regret it. You’re a Geisel School of Medicine graduate.” Read the full text of the speeches from Class Day.

Geisel MD-PhD student Cindy Hahn is researching new therapeutic strategies for blood diseases such as sickle cell.

Being Creative with Sickle Cell Disease

When Cindy Hahn was a young girl, her father, a virologist, used to let her sit at his microscope and look at immune cells fighting a pig virus. Watching that pig virus sparked a passion for science she is now pursuing as an MD-PhD student.