Improving Lives

STEM Program Helps High Schoolers Make Connections, See What’s Possible

STEM Program Helps High Schoolers Make Connections, See What’s Possible

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.

On the US-Mexican border in Tijuana, Mexico. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

On the Border

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.

Rural Outright Qmmunity kick-off event at Meyer Maple Lanes in Claremont, NH. Photo credit: Matt Mooshian of Rural Outright.

Qmmunity Support

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.

A Bridge to Primary Care for Rural Patients

A Bridge to Primary Care for Rural Patients

Partnering with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Upper Valley Ambulance, second-year Geisel medical students Nick Valentini ’20 and Karissa LeClair ’20, created a novel solution to meeting the healthcare needs of rural patients.

Empowering Communities Through Photography

Empowering Communities Through Photography

By putting cameras in the hands of people of all ages to share their point of view—a process called photovoice—Geisel researcher Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD TDI ’02 seeks to understand how a rural community’s infrastructure contributes to health behaviors.

Geisel Renews Partnership Agreement with Peruvian Hospital

Geisel Renews Partnership Agreement with Peruvian Hospital

Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine recently renewed its partnership agreement with Hospital Cayetano Heredia—a public university hospital in Lima, Peru, which serves as a national reference hospital in the country and is one of the leading clinical teaching and research institutions in Peru.

Dartmouth Tuberculosis Vaccine Passes Important Milestone

Dartmouth Tuberculosis Vaccine Passes Important Milestone

Investigators at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine announced that two new studies of DAR-901, their investigational vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), have moved it to the forefront of new vaccines in development for global control of this deadly infectious disease.

Shawn O'Leary speaks at the Conversations with Changemakers event on Jan. 26. (Photo by Eli Burakian D'00)

O’Leary Receives MLK Social Justice Award

Shawn O’Leary, director of the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at Geisel, has received the Holly Fell Sateia Award, one of four Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards given this year as part of the Dartmouth community’s month-long celebration honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.