Dr. Norm Payson’s experience as a scholarship student at Dartmouth inspired him to donate funds to help ease the pressures of debt for medical students at the Geisel School of Medicine.
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“It’s my turn to give the next generation the opportunity that I had,” says Alan Mandel ’79, “a great beginning to a lifetime of practicing medicine.”
Lila May Walkden Flounders’ support of the Koop Institute was inspired by Dr. C. Everett Koop’s willingness to take on big challenges and confront powerful interests as Surgeon General in the 1980s.
Why would a cardiologist make a gift in support of neuroscience research? Dr. Frank Weiser ’55 sees transformation on the horizon for neurologic illnesses, just as he has witnessed for heart disease.
“Virtual Prouty-ers” have walked the Great Wall of China, run in Australia, cycled in France, and mountain biked in California.
Each July, a special community gathers to fight cancer by taking part in activities that raise funds for research and promote the health of participants.
This year, the Prouty features a new anthem – “I Am More” – written by Walt Cunningham, director of The Dartmouth College Gospel Choir.
Mark A. Israel, MD, director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), has been named the inaugural holder of the Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Distinguished Chair in Cancer at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Andrew R. Pachner, MD, has been named the inaugural holder of the Murray B. Bornstein Professorship, which supports a clinician in Geisel’s Department of Neurology who conducts research in progressive, disabling neurological diseases, preferably multiple sclerosis.