Christiaan Rees, 2018 QBS PhD graduate and fourth year Geisel School of Medicine student was recently named a 2019-20 Syvertsen Scholar. Dr. Rees' PhD research focused primarily on the use of computational methods, including machine learning techniques, to identify biomarkers produced by pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Read more here.
Scott Gerber, PhD, professor of professor of molecular and systems biology and of biochemistry and cell biology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, QBS faculty member, and program director of the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Research Program at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), has been named the Kenneth E. and Carol L. Weg Distinguished Professor. An expert in mass spectrometry and proteomics, Gerber is the first to hold this newly established professorship given by Kenneth Weg D ’60 and his wife, Carol Weg.Read more here.
"With great power comes great responsibility." Forbes Magazine interviews Dr. Alexander Titus, a 2018 Graduate of QBS, now the Assistant Director of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Technology in the US Department of Defense. Read more here.
Geisel’s Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Program Graduates First 4+1 Student: Despina Karalis D '18, Guarini '19 is the first "4+1 student" to receive a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) program. Read more here.
Geisel Receives $12.5 Million NIH COBRE Grant to Establish Center for Quantitative Biology: "The training we’ve done with grad students in our QBS program has been very successful in merging different fields,” says lead principle investigator, Dr. Mike Whitfield. “The big focus now will be to take that to the faculty level and encourage people to cross disciplines and work together in ways that are really more than the sum of their parts.” Read more here.
Saeed Hassanpour, PhD, a QBS faculty member and an assistant professor of biomedical data science and of epidemiology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, and of computer science at Dartmouth College, has received the 2019 Agilent Early Career Professor Award. Read more here.
Research from Dartmouth’s Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program formed the backbone of technical information used by the state of New Hampshire in its recent decision to reduce arsenic levels in public drinking water in the state. Read more here. Epidemiology Department Chair, Margaret Karagas, PhD, a QBS faculty member is the Director of Dartmouth's Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program. She is also Director of the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center and Center for Molecular Epidemiology.
Two undergraduate students who are students of two QBS faculty members have been awarded the prestigious Goldwater scholarship. Jason Wei '20 is a student of Professor Saeed Hassenpour and Emma Easterman '20 is a student of Professor Olga Zhaxybayeva. Congratulations to Jason and Emma! Read more here.
Jennifer Emond, MS, PhD, assistant professor of Biomedical Data Science and Pediatrics and QBS Faculty Member is leading a Dartmouth research team aimed to extend previous research and develop a brief, parent-reported scale to measure external food cue responsiveness for preschool-age children that could be employed easily in their natural environments.Their study, Measurement of external food cue responsiveness in preschool-age children: Preliminary evidence for the use of the external food cue responsiveness scale is newly published in the journal, Appetite. Read more here.
James O’Malley, MS, PhD, a professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and of biomedical data science at the Geisel School of Medicine and director of the Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, has received the 2019 ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) Award for Excellence in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Methodology. Read more here.
Duane Compton, Dean of the Geisel Medical School has announced that Michael L. Whitfield, PhD, has been named the chair of the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Read more here.