Geisel Announces New Master of Science Degree in Quantitative Epidemiology “I am very pleased to launch this new degree program that brings together our faculty from different disciplines to cross-train students in epidemiology, bioinformatics, and biostatistics to prepare them for a variety of future professional experiences,” says Duane Compton, PhD, dean of Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Read More

QBS Health Data Science Masters Program Dartmouth’s Graduate Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) welcomes its inaugural class of the Health Data Science students. Read More

Geisel Researchers Employ Machine Learning on Instagram Data to Identify Substance Use Risk

Results from an innovative new study conducted by a team of researchers at Geisel, including QBS faculty member Saeed Hassanpour, are the first to show that machine learning approaches can be used to identify potential substance use risk behavior, such as alcohol use, among social media users. Read more...

Stem Cell Transplantation May Aid Hard-to-Treat Scleroderma Patients
Results from a new study led by researchers, Michael Whitfield and Jennifer Franks, at Geisel and presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, showed that stem cell transplantation was beneficial to scleroderma patients who don’t respond to current immunosuppressive therapies. Read more

Dartmouth Institute Receives $3.5M Grant for Research Aimed at Preventing Acute Kidney Injury During Cardiac Catheterization
A research team led by Dartmouth Institute Associate Professor Jeremiah Brown, PhD, MS, recently was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH) to test preventative interventions for acute kidney injury (AKI) occurring as the result of cardiac catheterization. Read more...

Dartmouth Institute Research Updates: Better Information = Better Health Outcomes
New study on referral paths in the U.S. physician network related to U.S. cardiovascular treatment records; a better way to measure long-term survival rate for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) vs. carotid stenting (CAS). Recaps of the latest Dartmouth Institute research...

Barbara C. Jobst, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine and section chief in the department of neurology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, has been named the Louis and Ruth Frank Professor in Neuroscience.

Dr. Diane Gilbert Diamond, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Director of QBS, has been awarded two grants by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH). Dr. Gilbert- Diamond was awarded an R01 (NIH Research Project Grant) in July of 2018. This study will employ a multidisciplinary approach to study childhood obesity and potential interactions between genetic factors and environmental food cues on brain reward system activity and excess consumption. This study is critical to understanding the etiology of child obesity and guiding future obesity prevention research. Read more
Dr. Gilbert-Diamond was also awarded an R21 (NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant) in September of 2018. This research aims to investigate the causal pathways among media multi-tasking, attention to food cues and eating in the absence of hunger. This research is critical to understanding the effects of the prevalent practice of media multi-tasking on cued overeating that may have important public health consequences. Read more

Dr. Annie Hoen was awarded an R01 in biomedical informatics from the National Library of Medicine in August, 2018. The work funded by this grant will build new computational tools for integrating multi-omic data for quantitatively describing the interactions within human-associated microbial communities, and how they can be associated with disease risk. Also contributing to this work are Dr. Margaret Karagas, Dr. Juliette Madan and Dr. Jason Moore and Dr. Hongzhe Li at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hoen is welcomes inquiries from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in developing projects related to these goals. Read more