When you think of lab animals, alpacas don’t usually spring to mind. But Geisel’s Mark Spaller and his students have started to focus on this small South American cousin of the camel as an important part of their antibody protein studies.
An excerpt from the book The Truth in Small Doses discusses the research of Michael Sporn, a Geisel professor of pharmacology and toxicology, who has long advocated for an unorthodox approach to battling cancer.
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.
Ross Jaffe, MD, MBA (DC ’80) has been named Chair of the Board of Overseers at the Geisel School of Medicine.
Congratulations to Dartmouth alumnus Freddie Fu, MD (DC’74, Med’75), who received the Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for his career contribution to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and advances in patient care, bestowed by the Kappa Delta Sorority along with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
In a Viewpoint published in the March issue of JAMA, Dartmouth researchers question whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ use of financial penalties is the right tack for changing the behavior of hospitals.
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has moved into the top 20 of medical schools nationally for primary care, climbing 13 spots to 18th in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Medical Schools rankings. Geisel also moved up four spots to 34th in the Best Medical Schools for research ranking.
New Dartmouth study suggests removing the TV from a child’s bedroom could help prevent excessive weight gain.
Growing up in Nigeria, Geisel School of Medicine student Ayobami “Ayo” Olufadeji learned firsthand what it means to live in a community without enough doctors—and he’s committed to changing that.