The Geisel School of Medicine’s annual Class Day event celebrating our graduating medical students will be on Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 AM in Spaulding Auditorium. This year’s keynote speaker is Anne Schuchat MED ’84, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a retired rear admiral from the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. You can watch live video of the Class Day event right here.
As part of the 2019-20 class of New Hampshire/Vermont Schweitzer Fellows, nine Geisel medical students will spend the next year learning to address social factors affecting community health while developing lifelong leadership skills in the process.
Preliminary evidence from a new national Dartmouth study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. Responsiveness was greater among children with, versus without, usual TV advertisement exposure. These results may provide a better understanding of how an obesogenic food environment shapes the development of children’s eating behaviors at a young age.
Congratulations to Geisel School of Medicine’s new Swigart Fellows—Edel Auh ’22, Julia Berkowitz ’20, and Colin McLeish ’22. Now in its third year, the Olive M. and Joesph F. Swigart Ethic Fellowship Program is an opportunity for faculty and students to collaborate on scholarly research projects around ethics issues in patient care and medical education.
A Geisel research team led by JoAnna Leyenaar has been approved for a $2.6 million award to compare the effectiveness of direct admission and admission through emergency departments for hospitalized children.
Effective cervical cancer screening initiative by Dartmouth researchers in Honduras identifies different human papillomavirus types than those in the U.S.
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), a national community of academic leaders committed to advancing family medicine to improve health through a community of teachers and scholars, presented their 2019 STFM Gold Humanism Award to Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH ’11, a professor of community and family medicine at Geisel School of Medicine. The award honors her extensive work in humanistic care, teaching, and significant mentorship in humanistic medicine.
During this spring’s 55th Annual Medical Education Conference in Philadelphia, the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) elected Geisel med student Trenika Williams ’21 to a two-year term on its National Board of Directors as regional director of Region VII.
Philanthropic gifts from four families totaling $7 million will support health equity programs across Dartmouth College and the Geisel School of Medicine. The gifts will accelerate the growth of the new Center for Global Health Equity, bringing together thriving international and domestic health equity programs at Geisel and Dartmouth’s Dickey Center for International Understanding.
There is a strong association between the amount that U.S. states spend on their residents through statewide taxation and state government expenditures and middle-aged mortality rates, according to a new Dartmouth study in the journal PLOS One.