Research

Emeritus Professor of Physiology Heinz Valtin Dies at 93

Emeritus Professor of Physiology Heinz Valtin Dies at 93

Heinz Valtin, MD, emeritus professor of physiology, died at his home in Alexandria, VA, on October 11. Valtin joined the Physiology Department of Dartmouth Medical School (now Geisel School of Medicine) in 1957, eventually holding two honorary chairs, including the Andrew C. Vail Memorial Professor of Physiology, and was chair of the department from 1977–1988.

O’Toole Named the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

O’Toole Named the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

George O’Toole, PhD, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been named the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Geisel. The appointment recognizes O’Toole’s outstanding contributions to microbiology and immunology both as a scientist and mentor to students over his 20-year career at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Institute Study Examines Prevalence of Screening for Social Needs Among Physician Practices and Hospitals

Dartmouth Institute Study Examines Prevalence of Screening for Social Needs Among Physician Practices and Hospitals

A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, published this week in JAMA Network Open, finds that most U.S. physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for disadvantaged patients report higher screening rates.

Once Scarce, Neonatal Intensive Care Proliferates

Once Scarce, Neonatal Intensive Care Proliferates

Is NICU care being driven by medical need or competition? A new Dartmouth study finds nearly half of newborns in NICUs are normal birth weight. The Dartmouth Atlas of Neonatal Intensive Care offers the first comprehensive examination of U.S. neonatal care across large populations of newborns. The report raises questions about how medical care is provided to our nation’s newborns, particularly to those born premature or with other health problems.

Dartmouth SYNERGY Announces 2019 Clinical Research Fellows

Dartmouth SYNERGY Announces 2019 Clinical Research Fellows

Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) announced the appointment of four physician-investigators to the 2019 Clinical Research Fellowship program, a mechanism to support and nurture Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinicians who have a passion to develop their research careers. The awardees are: Lesley Jarvis, MD, PhD; Meredith MacMartin, MD, MS; Nathaniel Robbins, MD; and Michael Young, MD.