Mengyi Zha (’16) is already working to help China’s poor and homeless populations get the basic health services they need. “Growing up in Beijing, I was aware of the large number of poor and homeless people living in the streets but was taught to ignore them,” Zha recalls. “I felt it was my responsibility to speak for the voiceless and advocate for the ignored, but it wasn’t encouraged.”
On March 8, 2014, a group of Geisel students, residents and alumni faced-off against the University of Vermont medical school on the Dartmouth ice in Hanover for an annual hockey clash known as the Specimen Cup.
Renowned psychiatrist Matthew Friedman is stepping down as leader of the National Center for PTSD, which he has led since it was founded in 1989.
If your idea of fun is watching your friends and colleagues jump into icy water for a good cause on a mid-winter afternoon, you won’t want to miss Geisel’s second annual Polar Plunge, Friday, February 7, at Occom Pond.
Dr. Holly Atkinson’s experiences in human rights work over the past 25 years have given her reason to be both deeply troubled and incredibly hopeful. Last week, at a symposium organized by the Geisel chapter of Physicians for Human Rights, she discussed both ends of the spectrum, from the worries that keep her up at night to the people who have inspired her.
From a patient’s bedside in Mexico, Rosa Hernandez saw her future as a healer. Discover more about this first-year medical student’s journey from Los Angeles to MIT to Clínica Guadalupana in Mexico to Geisel and Dartmouth.
As part of her Schweitzer Fellowship, Geisel student Ilda Bajraktari has created a program in which she leads older adults through a combination of aerobic, flexibility, and resistance training to help them stay fit, improve balance and prevent falls.
Over half a century after the start of the Civil Rights movement, racial and ethnic disparities in quality and access persist in the ever-changing landscape of American health care. Minority mental health in particular is one of the most opportune areas for improvement. This year’s MLK Celebration at the Geisel […]
While participating in Geisel School of Medicine’s first-year community service program – called Valley Quest – during orientation week, medical student Tyler Giberson discusses the importance of stepping outside of the classroom, volunteering in the community, and improving lives.