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.
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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 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 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.
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 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.
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.