Marnie E. Halpern, PhD, a researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science and adjunct professor of biology and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, has been named the Chair of the Department of Molecular and Systems Biology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.
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After an extensive national search, Simon Hillier, MD, has been appointed Chair and Service Line Leader for Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Hillier has served as interim chair since April 2017.
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.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of Brett Rusch, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine, as the new director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center.
Michael L. Whitfield, PhD, has been named the chair of the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Whitfield, a professor of biomedical data science and molecular and systems biology, has served as the department’s interim chair since November 2017.
Laura Herrera Gomez, a second-year Geisel School of Medicine student and co-leader of the medical school’s Latino Medical Students Association (LMSA) chapter, has been named chief financial officer-elect (CFO) of the organization’s Northeast regional board.
Ilana Cass, MD, vice chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB-GYN) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and professor of OB-GYN at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been appointed Chair of OB-GYN at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, the William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor in Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Society of University Surgeons.
Two Geisel medical students were recognized during the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting for their demonstrated leadership and commitment to diversity. Chad Lewis ’20 has received a prestigious Herbert W. Nickens Scholarship award, and Alex Lindqwister ’21, was elected national chair of the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives.
Geisel School of Medicine Dean Duane Compton has named Stephanie L. White, MD, MSHS, FAAP, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. White succeeds Dean of Faculty Affairs Leslie Henderson, PhD, who has held that position since 2014.