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Geisel School of Medicine Welcomes New Medical and Public Health Students

Geisel School of Medicine Welcomes New Medical and Public Health Students

This week 92 first-year medical students at Geisel School of Medicine and 88 students in the medical school’s Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science (MS) hybrid and residential programs at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, spent time getting to know each other during separate orientation sessions before immersing themselves in their medical education. 

Dartmouth’s Supattapone Receives Prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

Dartmouth’s Supattapone Receives Prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

Surachai Supattapone, MD, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and cell biology and of medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The prestigious $4.9 million award will provide up to seven years of funding for his research on prions—infectious agents that cause fatal neurogenerative diseases.

Research Team Receives $7 Million Funding Award to Study Most Effective Way of Sharing Clinic Visit Information with Older Adults

Research Team Receives $7 Million Funding Award to Study Most Effective Way of Sharing Clinic Visit Information with Older Adults

A Dartmouth-led research group, including investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of Texas Medical Branch and Harvard Medical School, has received a $7 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare the effectiveness of sharing clinic visit information via a patient portal versus an audio recording with older adults and caregivers.

Partnering with Patients and Care Teams Can Improve Serious Illness Communication for Patients with Advanced Cancer

Partnering with Patients and Care Teams Can Improve Serious Illness Communication for Patients with Advanced Cancer

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.