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.
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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.
Les Reid, MD (Med’66), is an engineer, a businessman, a physician, and, now, a fairy godfather of sorts to Geisel medical students.
On Oct. 1, 2016, the Geisel School of Medicine’s Class of 2020 joined faculty, friends, and family for the school’s annual White Coat ceremony at Dartmouth’s Rollins Chapel, where they received words of encouragement and sage advice in addition to their new white coats.
Ask Suzanne Boulter MED’66 what she has been doing since she retired from clinical practice in 2010, and you won’t hear about a life of leisure. She is currently working on a nationwide American Academy of Pediatrics program called “Brush, Book, and Bed.”
Michael Gleeson MD-PhD ’10, once disabled by reactive arthritis, regained his health with the right medical care and the help of his wife, Kirsten. His experience inspired him to become a physician-researcher.
While focusing on different populations as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars, Geisel alums Anita Arora and Carolyn Presley are both working toward the common goal of improving health care delivery.
The founding of an eye hospital in Ghana is just the latest of Geisel alumnus Donald Macdonald’s efforts to improve lives of people around the world by restoring eyesight.
Glenn Rennels’s colleagues thought it was “a lunatic move” when, in 1990, he gave up an endowed chair at MIT to work in computer technology at The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). But for Rennels (Med’80), this was the ideal way to unite his dual passions for medicine and artificial intelligence.