On Friday, June 19, the Geisel School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement and Dean’s Office hosted the Juneteenth Town Hall of Racism and Structural Violence to bring the Geisel community together to learn, reflect, and honor the lives lost to anti-Black racism.
First-year Geisel students Maha Ahmed, Aya Bashi, Amal Cheema, and Rin Heflin are doing their part to help our local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic by preparing PPE bags for Community and Parish Nurses in the Upper Valley
Given to medical students in recognition of their commitment to helping address public health issues in their community,the nationally competitive U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award rewards visionary medical students who are advancing initiatives to improve social justice. Second-year Geisel students Sarah Kovan ’22, Sam Tsai ’22, and Isabelle Yang ’22, are this year’s recipients of theprestigious award.
Like many members of the Dartmouth community, who have been eager to find ways to provide support to others during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aurora Drew, PhD, decided to answer the call when she saw the request for additional volunteer moderators posted on the Upper Valley (NH/VT) Facebook Group page.
Alumna Rachel Solotaroff MED ’01 will receive the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award for Ongoing Commitment in recognition of her work with Central City Concern, a Portland, Ore., organization serving adults and families who are affected by homelessness, poverty, and addictions.
Scott A. Gerber, PhD, professor of molecular and systems biology and of biochemistry and cell biology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and program director of the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Research Program at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, has been named the Kenneth E. and Carol L. Weg Distinguished Professor.
Sylvia Guerra ’21 is one of five U.S. medical students to receive the prestigious 2019 Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Bonny Whalen, MD, Steve Chapman, MD, Alison Holmes, MD, Julia Frew, MD (MED ’05), and Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH (TDI ’14), received the Academic Pediatric Association’s (APA) Health Care Delivery award for their work with mothers and newborns with opioid dependence. The award acknowledges innovative and effective programs that provide healthcare in the context of a teaching setting involving medical students and/or residents.
William C. Torrey, MD, has been named the 2019 Exemplary Psychiatrist by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)—the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness.
Patricia T. Glowa, MD, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, of pediatrics, and of community and family medicine, has received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.