Michael L. Whitfield, PhD, has been named the chair of the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Whitfield, a professor of biomedical data science and molecular and systems biology, has served as the department’s interim chair since November 2017.
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.
Ilana Cass, MD, vice chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB-GYN) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and professor of OB-GYN at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been appointed Chair of OB-GYN at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
A fundraising, student-cooked dinner organized by Geisel’s Alpha Omega Alpha student chapter, raised $4,400 to support Listen’s Housing Helper Program, which supports individuals in the Upper Valley who are struggling with affordable housing—a primary issue facing low-income families.
Dartmouth researchers have found a machine learning method that can predict the likelihood that a high-risk type of breast lesion is cancerous, potentially saving some women from unnecessary surgeries and overtreatment.
Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, the William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor in Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Society of University Surgeons.
Deborah Hogan, PhD, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology based on her record of scientific achievement and original contributions to the field of microbiology.
Surgical pioneer Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, D ’87 MED ’91, describes how majoring in religion while taking premed courses helped her grow her mind.
Global health teams from Geisel and its partner organizations held a symposium in Dar es Salaam in December to provide critical updates in TB care, prevention, and research. The event was the latest step in their 17-year history of working collaboratively to combat HIV-related TB in Tanzania.
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.