The Radiation Oncology section within the Department of Medicine at Dartmouth Health’s Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been elevated to full department status.
Geisel School of Medicine Dean Duane A. Compton, PhD, has appointed Susan B. Roberts, PhD, as the medical school’s Senior Associate Dean of Foundational Research. Roberts is an internationally known nutrition and behavioral change scientist with more than 30 years of experience developing innovative research programs to advance health in the U.S. and abroad.
Despite professional guidelines recommending early serious illness conversations for all patients with advanced cancer, many times these conversations occur, late or not at all. A collaborative research initiative at Dartmouth Cancer Center shows promise in improving patient–clinician communication by increasing the conduct and documentation of these important conversations in two medical oncology clinics.
Researchers in the laboratory of Mary Jo Turk, PhD, Co-Director of the Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Research Program at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center have spent the past year studying immunity to metastatic cancer within lymph nodes.
Erika T. Brown, PhD, has been appointed Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Geisel School of Medicine. Brown, who comes to Dartmouth from the Morehouse School of Medicine, is a nationally recognized expert with nearly 10 years of experience in faculty affairs and professional development and 20 years in academic medicine.
A team of researchers and clinicians at Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock has begun working together on a National Institutes of Health grant to track the development and spread of COVID-19 variants that are detected in the Upper Valley.
A team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, led by Glyn Elwyn, MD, PhD, MSc, and Marie-Anne Durand, PhD, has received a $6.2 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to test approaches that may increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine among those working in long-term care facilities.
Laura J. Tafe, MD, associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Geisel has been elected the president-elect of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP).
Physician-researcher Amber Barnato, MD, MPH, MS, has been named the new director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI).
Researchers at Norris Cotton Cancer Center have developed a way to predict chemotherapy response to tailor treatments for pancreatic cancer patients.