Congratulations to Geisel School of Medicine’s new Swigart Fellows—Edel Auh ’22, Julia Berkowitz ’20, and Colin McLeish ’22. Now in its third year, the Olive M. and Joesph F. Swigart Ethic Fellowship Program is an opportunity for faculty and students to collaborate on scholarly research projects around ethics issues in patient care and medical education.
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), a national community of academic leaders committed to advancing family medicine to improve health through a community of teachers and scholars, presented their 2019 STFM Gold Humanism Award to Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH ’11, a professor of community and family medicine at Geisel School of Medicine. The award honors her extensive work in humanistic care, teaching, and significant mentorship in humanistic medicine.
During this spring’s 55th Annual Medical Education Conference in Philadelphia, the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) elected Geisel med student Trenika Williams ’21 to a two-year term on its National Board of Directors as regional director of Region VII.
Geisel first-year students and Sweitzer Fellows Shuaibu Ali ’21 and Kenny Williams ’21 are partnering with classmates and local high schools to offer Upper Valley STEM Scholars. The program allows students to gain exposure and mentorship in STEM fields like medicine, while learning how societal issues impact the health of communities.
Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, emeritus professor of microbiology and immunology, and chair of the department from 1980-1992, died on March 25, 2019. He was 87 years old.
Late last year, second-year Geisel School of Medicine student Sarah Rosenstein traveled to Tijuana, Mexico with Border Angels, a San Diego-based non-profit that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. The group of volunteer doctors, nurses, physician-assistants, and nurse-practitioners staff a weekly clinic to care for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.
This year, 100 graduating students at the Geisel School of Medicine joined a record high 38,376 U.S. and international medical students and graduates vying for 35,185 residency positions, the most ever offered in the national Match.
Laura Herrera Gomez, a second-year Geisel School of Medicine student and co-leader of the medical school’s Latino Medical Students Association (LMSA) chapter, has been named chief financial officer-elect (CFO) of the organization’s Northeast regional board.
Schweitzer Fellows Jaci Gresham ’21 and Sand Mastrangelo ’21 saw a need and took action—they established a community of mentors for Upper Valley LGBTQIA+ teens.
In addition to learning how to deliver compassionate, medically excellent care, Geisel students also learn how to continuously improve the systems in which they work.