For their transformative contributions to medicine and public health, as well as their service to the medical school, eight alumni are being honored by the Geisel School of Medicine. The honorees will receive their awards and participate in a panel discussion on Nov. 6.
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The world opened up to Quyen Chu DC’90, M’94, when he was accepted to Dartmouth College and later to medical school. Now a successful surgeon, he gives back to help others, including those half a world away.
Charles Hamlin ’65 doesn’t believe in fate, but his path to becoming a hand surgeon is full of interesting karma, including his choice to come Dartmouth Medical School. Or as he likes to point out: “Dartmouth’s willingness to take a chance and choose me.”
Yahoo News – Features Julia Nordgren, MED ’99, who maintains a personal health and diet practice, consults with companies on how to keep employees healthy, and offers cooking classes in order to transform the way the medical field approaches healthy eating with patients, and educate people on how diet affects health.
“Art for Kids,” a Sunday art program for children with chronic medical conditions, was established in 2007 as a Schweitzer Fellowship project and is organized and run by four second-year Geisel students each academic year, along with assistance from AVA arts faculty.
Lilian Kabeche, a postdoctoral researcher in genetics at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and a recent Geisel PhD graduate, received the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Beckman Coulter Distinguished Graduate Student Achievement Prize.
The close-knit community of faculty and students at Dartmouth helped alumnus Emil Ray Dominguez ’85 to prepare for and achieve his goal to work with children in underserved Latino communities.
Hardy Hendren III, MD (D’47, Med’50), will present a lecture on the career of John Hunter, an 18th century Scottish doctor who is considered the father of modern surgery, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
“Ever since graduating from medical school, I’ve tried to live by the following principle: ‘It’s all about the patient,’” says Geisel alum Donna Ambrosino, MD.
The Alumni Council of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will honor five of its most accomplished alumni at its first annual achievement awards celebration on Friday, October 17.