DMS Roundup—September 2006

The Roundup is a monthly bulletin for the Dartmouth Medical School community distributed by DMS Communications.

In this issue
1. International Health: Call for Names
2. Personalized Drug Therapy
3. Events
4. Faculty and Staff
5. Students
6. Save the Dates
7. Rounds and Seminars
8. News Links

New Hampshire state representative Charlotte Houde Quimby, obgyn, a former DHMC nurse-midwife, has been named to chair the Governor's committee to commemorate United Nation's Day Oct. 24. The celebration, whose theme is maternal health, will feature an honor roll of people with international health-related service. Dartmouth faculty and staff who have volunteered or worked in health or medicine around the world are invited to e-mail their name, title, and country/ies of experience to Quimby at

September 30, 8 am-4 pm, "Dartmouth Inaugural Pharmacogenomics Symposium, Personalized Drug Therapy: From Genome to Bedside and Back." Keynote speaker, Richard Weinshilboum, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Mayo Clinic. Info and registration at:



  • Diane Harper, community & family medicine and ob/gyn, has been named the 2006 New Hampshire Family Physician of the Year by the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians and will be honored at the annual meeting Oct. 28; Shape magazine has also named her among the five women in the US who have helped to shape the future for women in 2006.
  • William Nugent, surgery and community & family medicine, and George O'Toole, microbiology & immunology, were named to fill faculty seats on the Dartmouth Medicine editorial board.
  • Fran H. Norris, psychiatry and community & family medicine, Matthew Friedman, psychiatry and pharmacology & toxicology, and Patricia Watson, psychiatry, are among editors of a new book, Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research.


  • Kristen Garner (grad) and Claire Langran (med) were named to student slots on the Dartmouth Medicine editorial board.
  • Broc Burke, Gerard Carroll, Susan Kelly, Mark McAllister, Sarah McNeil, and Kent Powell attended the annual Family Medicine Residents and Students National Conference in Kansas City, MO in late July.
  • 12 medical students completed summer family medicine preceptorships and/or research experiences, 8 worked with DMS faculty and preceptors around NH/VT: Omri Ayalon, Gerard Carroll (preceptor: Lawrence Schissel), Alexis Cavic (preceptor: Pat Glowa), Florence Chan (preceptor: Joel Lazar), Gabriel Civiello (preceptor: Maureen Boardman), Claire Langran (research advisor: William A. Nelson), Sarah McNeil (preceptors: Stephen Genereaux and Fay Homan), Katie Noyes, Katie Ratzan, Sandra Maruszak (research advisor: Don Kollisch), Katie Shea (NH AHEC Dartmouth Health Careers camp with Rosemary Orgren), and Daniel Kaser.
  • September 6, 5:30 pm, Strasenburgh 2nd Floor Conf. Room, "Rural Health Scholars - Open Meeting," Charlie Wolcott, MD, Community Health Center, Franconia, NH.
  • September 7, 4-7 pm, Lebanon Farmer's Market, "Fall Into Health," a rotary club sponsored health fair, aided by DMS med students.
  • September 11, 5:30-7 pm, Fuller Board Room, DHMC, Student Government Meeting.
  • September 16, Year 1, White Coat Ceremony. For info, contact Kathy McGovern at 650-1594, or
  • September 18, Year 1, Activities Fair, DMS Front Lawn (Chilcott Lab if raining). For info, contact Kathy McGovern at 650-1594, or


  • October 14, 8 am-12 noon, Aud. G, DHMC, "Good Clinical Practice Symposium: Clinical Investigators," sponsored by the DMS Dean's Office, the Provost's Office, and the Hitchcock Foundation, with trainer Steven Steinbreuck, MPH, Stonebridge GCP Consulting, Inc. Info and registration at:
  • October 17, 9 am-6 pm, Spaulding Aud., 13th annual Dartmouth Life Science Symposium: "Lights, Camera, Action! Visualizing Dynamic Cellular Events." More info and free registration (includes lunch) at:, or contact Helina Josephson at
  • November 13, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Aud. G, DHMC, "Good Clinical Practice Symposium: Clinical Research," sponsored by the DMS Dean's Office, the Provost's Office, and the Hitchcock Foundation, with trainer: Steven Steinbreuck, MPH, Stonebridge GCP Consulting, Inc. Info and registration at:
  • November 15, "An Evening of Transforming Medicine: a conversation and reception with James Weinstein." For more info, contact the Office of Alumni Relations.


ANATOMY: Contact:, 650-1636.

ANESTHESIOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 am, Anesthesiology Conf. Rm. 422I01. Contact:, 653-0642.
September 6, "Ultrasound for Central Venous Cannulation: Improving success rates, avoiding the disasters and training the masses," Gregg Hartman.
September 13, 6:45 am, "'You' and Preoperative Evaluation - Why 'You' Evolved from Preoperative Evaluation and Our Role as Perioperative Docs," Michael F. Roizen, MD, Chair, Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Professor, Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical U.
M&M: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 am, Anesthesiology Conf. Rm.

BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINARS: Contact:, 650-1118.
September 15, 10 am, Vail 614, "The Molecular Mechanism of Prion Propagation and the Nature of an Unprecedented Infectious Agent," Claudio Soto, PhD, Professor of Neurology, U of Texas Medical Branch.

BIOMEDICAL LIBRARIES GRAND ROUNDS: 12-1 pm, Aud. E. Contact:, 650-1683.
September 19, "Cool Tools and Technologies: Convergence in Computing and Libraries, Bill Garrity and Bill Weyrick." For live webcast, go to:, "Conferences on the Web," and select "Library Grand Rounds."
WORKSHOPS: 12-1:30 pm, Matthews-Fuller Library, 5th Floor, DHMC. Bring your lunch!
September 6, "PowerPoint Presentations: Getting Started," Dave Izzo.
September 11, "EndNote: Managing Citations and Bibliographies," Karen Odato.
September 21, Aud. B, "Business Resources for Health Care," Cindy Stewart and Anne Esler.
September 27, "MEDLINE: Getting Started with PubMed," Pamela Bagley.
Register online

CARDIOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS: Thursdays, 5-6 pm, Aud. G or E. Contact:, 650-3540.
September 7, "Heart Failure: A Primer," Arnold M. Katz, MD, Visiting Professor of Medicine & Physiology, U Conn Health Center.
September 21, "Genetics of Coronary Disease," Michael Simons.
September 28, "Real-Time 3D Imaging: Applications & Future Directions," Robert Palac.

COMMUNITY & FAMILY MEDICINE: Contact:, 650-3421.

GENETICS SEMINARS: Tuesdays, 4 pm, Chilcott Aud. Contact:, 650-1907.

MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS: Fridays, 8-9 am, Aud. E. Contact: Mindy.F.Pickett@Hitchcock.ORG, 650-7684.
September 1, "Overview of Chronic Kidney Disease," Robert A. Cohen, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
September 8, "Bench to Bedside in the RANK/RANKL pathway: Clinical Implications for Arthritis, Bone and Cancer Biology," Debra Jeske Zack, MD, PhD, Associate Medical Director, Global Development Leader Inflammation Clinical Development, Amgen Inc.
September 15, "Acute Pancreatitis: understanding a complex disorder," David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology & Physiology and Human Genetics, U of Pittsburg School of Medicine.
September 22, Aud. G, "Obesity be Dammed!" Davis L. Katz, MD, MPH, Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale U School of Medicine.
September 29, "Advances in Umbilical Cord Blood Transplatation," Karen Kuhn Ballen, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
M&M: Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15 pm, Aud. E.

September 11, 10 am, Aud. G, "Immunotherapy of B-Cell Malignancies - Directing T-Cell Responses and Blocking Lineage-Specific Survival Factors," Michael W. Gleeson.

NEUROLOGY GRAND ROUNDS: Fridays, 12-1 pm, Aud. E. Contact:, 650-5458.
September 1, "Catastrophic Epilepsy," Gregory L. Holmes.
September 8, "New Advances in the Clinical Treatment of Seizures," Frank Drislane, MD, Director, Inpatient Epilepsy & Consultive Services, BI Deaconess Medical Center, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School.
September 15, "Neurological Complications of Endocrine Drugs," Daniel Jacome.
September 22, "Recognizing Psychological Reactions and Psychiatric Disorders," Jan Seville.
September 29, "Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy," Richard L. Levy.

NORRIS COTTON CANCER CENTER GRAND ROUNDS: Thursdays, 12-1 pm, Aud. E. Live webcast at: Contact:, 653-3618.
September 7, "Prescribing Survivorship: How oncology and primary care providers can offer survivors comprehensive cancer care," Ellen Stovall, National Cancer Center Advocacy, President and CEO, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.
September 21, "Adjuvant therapy for breast cancer," Clifford Hudis, MD, Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering.
September 28, "Cancer Survivorship: Quality of Life and Quality of Care," Patricia Ganz, MD, UCLA, Peter Silberfarb Lectureship. (Co-sponsored by Psychiatry.)

OBSTETRICS AND GYNOCOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS: Thursdays, 4-5 pm, Aud. A&B. Contact: Inger.Imset@Hitchcock.ORG. 653-9291.
September 7, TBA, Susan Kearing.
September 14, "Hypoperfusion and Inflammation: A Definition of Shock for the Twenty-First Century," Kenneth Burchard.

ORTHOPAEDIC GRAND ROUNDS: Wednesdays, 6:45-7:30 am, Aud. F. Contact: Megan.C.Linn@Hitchcock.ORG, 653-6014.
September 6, "Dupuytren's Contracture: What Have We Learned Since 1831?" Jason Fanuele.
September 13, "Orthotics and Prosthetics," Brian Aros.
September 20, "Gait," Kane Anderson.
September 27, "Ballistics," Daniel Bullock.

PATHOLOGY RESEARCH AND REVIEW SEMINARS: Tuesdays, 4-5 pm, Borwell 658W. Contact:, 650-7740.

PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS: Wednesdays, 8-9 am, Aud. E. Contact:, 643-6041.
September 6, "Sampling the Toolbox: Using Portfolios for Integrated Evaluation," Miriam Bar-on, MD, Assistant Professor, Loyola U, Stritch School of Medicine.
September 13, DMSA Renal Scan Can Predict Clinically Significant VUR after the First Febrile UTI: An Old Paradigm Revisited," Daniel Herz.
September 20, "Global Pediatrics," N. Lynn Eckhert, MD, DrPH, Director for Academic Programs, Harvard Medical International.
September 27, TBA, Karen Peterson, MD, Director of Public Health Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health.

PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY SEMINARS: Wednesdays, 3:30 pm, Chilcott Aud. Contact:, 650-1673.
September 6, "Oncogenes and genomic instability: lessons from model organisms," Yolanda Sanchez.
September 13, "Biochemistry of Wnt signal transduction," Ethan Lee, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt U School of Medicine.
September 20, Women in Medicine Seminar, "Peptides, Substance P, and Neurotensin: Discovery, Chemical Characterization, and an Update on Some Biological Roles," Susan E. Leeman, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Boston U School of Medicine. (Co-sponsored by the Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth.)

PHYSIOLOGY SEMINARS: Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, Aud. E or G, coffee at 3:45 pm. Contact: Rhonda.A.Stewart@Dartmouth.EDU, 650-6132.
September 6, "TrkB & p75: Shaping the Climbing Fiber - Purkinje Cell Synapse in the Developing Cerebellum," Erin Johnson.
September 20, TBA.
September 27, "NMDA Receptors in Small Cell Lung Cancer," Bill North.

PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:45 am, Aud. E & G. Resume September 12. Contact:, 650-5820.

RADIOLOGY: Contact: Wendi.L.Jewell@Hitchcock.ORG, 650-7443.

SURGERY GRAND ROUNDS: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 am, Aud. G. Contact:, 650-7412.
September 13, TBA, Michael McLeod.
September 20, TBA, Ken Burchard, Horace Henriques, Pam Rowland.
M&M: Wednesdays, 7-7:30 am, Aud. G.
September 6, Aud. C&D.


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