“I keep telling my staff that I’m going to cut back on travel and stay at home more, that I’m going to take more time off and eventually retire,” says physician-scientist Edward Horton, a 1955 graduate of Dartmouth’s medical school. “They look at me like I’m crazy.”
Despite political tensions between Iran and the U.S., Nicholas Hill, a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth’s medical school, has worked with Iranian pulmonologists to improve the treatment of tuberculosis.
In this video, Lisa Adams, MD, global health dean at Geisel, tells of the change already happening in Rwanda…and the impact on the country’s health as hundreds of new specialists enter the workforce in the coming years.
A $13 million, five-year grant will allow scientists at the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program to continue and expand their research on the effects of exposure to arsenic, mercury, and other potential toxins on health.
A close look at the hormone leptin has revealed a link between methylation of the leptin gene and the development of male infants. The study was led by associate professor Carmen Marsit and graduate student Corina Lesseur.
Dr. Glyn Elwyn of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science is the principal investigator of a study on the use of two methods—shared decision-making and motivational interviewing—when discussing options for treatment with patients.
A cooking elective led by Julia Nordgren (’99) teaches students about different diets—and about how to cook healthy, delicious food.
Using next generation DNA sequencing, Dartmouth scientists have identified potentially actionable mutations in cancers of the appendix. When specific mutations for a cancer type are identified, patients can be treated with chemotherapy or other targeted agents that work on those mutations.
For the past two years, as part of the Rwandan Human Resources for Health program, Dr. Jean-Luc Nkurikiyimfura has been collaborating with faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine despite working and living thousands of miles away.
When Cindy Hahn was a young girl, her father, a virologist, used to let her sit at his microscope and look at immune cells fighting a pig virus. Watching that pig virus sparked a passion for science she is now pursuing as an MD-PhD student.