The Geisel School of Medicine has announced the inaugural recipients of the annual Munck-Pfefferkorn Awards. Named in honor of two luminaries from the medical school, the endowed award funds new biomedical research projects at Geisel that have high potential to benefit patients and to generate future revenue through grants or entrepreneurial endeavors.
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A $10 million gift from an anonymous donor combined with a $5 million matching gift, also anonymous, will accelerate research aimed at finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for cystic fibrosis at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
There is an important association between the way in which infants are delivered and fed, and the composition of microbiome (the overall communities of bacteria) in their intestines at six weeks of age, according to a recent Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Follow-up times for colorectal cancer screening abnormalities lag behind those for breast and cervical cancers, according to new study of one million patients.
Nearly half of the astronauts on long-duration space flights return to Earth with changes in their vision and Geisel professor Jay Buckey, a former astronaut himself, is on a mission to find out why.
Giovanni Bosco, PhD, an associate professor of genetics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been awarded a prestigious $3.7 million Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health. The five-year grant supports exceptional investigators pursuing bold, highly innovative research projects.
Geisel MD-PhD candidate Yike Jiang received the Priscilla Schaffer Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation during the 40th annual International Herpesvirus Workshop, which brings together more than 600 investigators from around the world.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a five-year $3.8 million grant to Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. The award will support the launch of the new Northeast Node in NIDA’s National Clinical Trials Network, and clinical trials conducted by the Node will be supported by additional research project grants from NIDA, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Thanks to a $100,000, two-year grant from the Mary Kay Foundation, Geisel researchers are launching a study to identify the biological mechanisms that allow clinically dormant ER+ breast cancer cells to survive anti-estrogen therapy.
Dartmouth has been named one of three National Centers of Excellence by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study health care delivery and patient outcomes.