A new $10 million gift commitment from a Dartmouth medical school alumnus is the third largest gift in the school’s history and the largest commitment received to date by the Geisel School of Medicine as part of The Call to Lead, Dartmouth’s comprehensive fundraising campaign. Combined with a bequest commitment of approximately $1 million from a second alumnus, the gifts will add $11 million to the school’s scholarship endowment, significantly increasing financial aid for medical students.
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Alumna Rachel Solotaroff MED ’01 will receive the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award for Ongoing Commitment in recognition of her work with Central City Concern, a Portland, Ore., organization serving adults and families who are affected by homelessness, poverty, and addictions.
At Geisel’s fifth annual Alumni Awards ceremony on April 12, five alumni were honored for service to the medical school and for their career achievements.
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 (USPHS), will be the featured speaker at Geisel’s 2019 Class Day Ceremony, which will be held Saturday, June 1 at the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium.
Surgical pioneer Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, D ’87 MED ’91, describes how majoring in religion while taking premed courses helped her grow her mind.
Every year, hundreds of Dartmouth undergraduates learn the ins and outs of research with Geisel faculty.
Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professor Dr. Matthew T. Provencher MED ’98 will give his institutional address—“Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief – Leadership Lessons from the Navy to Improve Medical Care”—on Tuesday, May 29, 12:00-1:00 PM in Auditorium H at DHMC. All are welcome to attend.
Ben Barres, MD, PhD MED ’79, an internationally renowned neuroscientist and outspoken advocate for equality and inclusion in science, died December 27, 2017 in Palo Alto, CA.
Dartmouth medical alumnus Russell Andrews (MED ’78)—a neurosurgeon in California—has been part of a collaboration between NASA and the Mayo Clinic to develop a new wireless nanoelectrode that could help people with Parkinson’s disease.
Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD, a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, section chief and director of the Palliative Medicine Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and a 1986 graduate of the medical school has been named the Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Palliative Medicine.