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Amanda Bassett named Director of Alumni Relations

Amanda Bassett named Director of Alumni Relations

Amanda Bassett has been named Director of Alumni Relations for the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Bassett succeeds Julie Bressor, who has transitioned to the position of Regional Director of Development for Geisel. As Director of Alumni Relations, Bassett will develop and implement strategies to strengthen the engagement of Geisel alumni and the resident and fellow alumni of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and will collaborate with colleagues across Dartmouth on alumni engagement initiatives.

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.

Mary Jo Turk Named the O. Ross McIntyre, MD, Professor

Mary Jo Turk Named the O. Ross McIntyre, MD, Professor

Mary Jo Turk, PhD, has been named the O. Ross McIntyre, MD, Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Turk, a professor of microbiology and immunology and co-director of the Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Program at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, joined the faculty of Dartmouth’s medical school 15 years ago and conducts pioneering research on the complex interactions between the immune system and cancer.

Nicole Borges Named Chair of the Department of Medical Education

Nicole Borges Named Chair of the Department of Medical Education

Nicole J. Borges, PhD, a professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named Chair of the Department of Medical Education at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Borges, a health psychologist with over 20 years of experience in medical education, is recognized nationally for her scholarly approaches to student and faculty advancement.