Sonia Nagy Chimienti, MD, has been named the new Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education for Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. She is a specialist in infectious disease who is currently vice provost for Student Life and Enrollment Management and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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Sandra Wong Elected President-Elect of Society of Surgical Oncology
The Society of Surgical Oncology announced that Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, FSSO, is its president-elect. Wong, a surgical oncologist, is the chair of the Department of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine.
Geisel Names Interim Deans for Medical Education, and Diversity and Inclusion
Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine has appointed John Dick, III, MED ’03, interim senior associate dean of medical education, and Diana Wu, MD, interim associate dean of diversity and inclusion.
Alison Holmes Named Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Geisel
Alison Volpe Holmes, MD, MPH, has been named the school’s new associate dean for student affairs. Holmes is an associate professor of pediatrics, medical education, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Nicole Borges Named Chair of the Department of Medical Education
Nicole J. Borges, PhD, a professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named Chair of the Department of Medical Education at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Borges, a health psychologist with over 20 years of experience in medical education, is recognized nationally for her scholarly approaches to student and faculty advancement.
Geisel Student Sylvia Guerra Receives AAMC Nickens Scholarship
Sylvia Guerra ’21 is one of five U.S. medical students to receive the prestigious 2019 Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Marnie Halpern Named Chair of the Dept. of Molecular and Systems Biology
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.
Simon Hillier, MD, Named Chair of Anesthesiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel School of Medicine
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.
Trenika Williams ’21 Elected to the Student National Medical Association’s Board of Directors
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.
Brett Rusch Named Director of WRJ VA Medical Center
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.