Improving Lives

Alison Holmes, MD, Bonny Whalen, MD, and Steve Chapman, MD, received the Academic Pediatric Association's Health Care Delivery award. Not pictured Julia Frew MD, and Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH.

Five Geisel Faculty Win National Healthcare Delivery Award

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.

$7M in Gifts Fuel Center for Global Health Equity

$7M in Gifts Fuel Center for Global Health Equity

Philanthropic gifts from four families totaling $7 million will support health equity programs across Dartmouth College and the Geisel School of Medicine. The gifts will accelerate the growth of the new Center for Global Health Equity, bringing together thriving international and domestic health equity programs at Geisel and Dartmouth’s Dickey Center for International Understanding.

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:

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.