February 8, 2024

Lisa Marsch & Thomas Thesen speak on "Digital health & AI in Global Health: Opportunities and Challenges" at the Global Health Colloquium at Dartmouth

February 10, 2024

2nd year medical student Earl 'Parker' Scott mocks Thomas Thesen's use of AI in the classroom during the annual satirical MD Skit Night. Watch the video here.

February 8, 2024

Thomas Thesen speaks on "AI in Medicine: Promise and Pitfalls" to the Healthcare Delivery Science community at Dartmouth. A recording of the talk is available here.

February 14, 2024

Drs. Thomas Thesen and Roshini Pinto-Powell present a workshop on using Generative AI in Medical Education.


February 3, 2024

Global health research internship now available for Geisel MD and PhD students at the Brain & Mind Institute in Nairobi, Kenya: BMI Internship for Medical & PhD Students 2024


January 26, 2024

Thomas Thesen is quoted in IEEE Spectrum " “Medical schools have a responsibility to incorporate AI literacy into their curriculum. This includes understanding the ethical implications to ensure that as AI becomes more integrated into clinical practice, future doctors can use it responsibly and protect their patients’ well-being.”


January 25, 2024

Our paper on epilepsy care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Tshibambe N. Tshimbombu as first author is published.


January 19, 2024

Thomas Thesen presented the lab's recent innovation in Generative AI for medical education at a Harvard-MIT conference on education and AI (with Simon Stone and Nsomma Alilonu)


January, 10, 2024

Press coverage of the AI Patient Actor app

National Public Radio (NPR): "An AI ‘patient’ is helping Dartmouth med students practice interviewing skills"

The Dartmouth: "Q&A with Thomas Thesen, founder of AI Patient Actor app"

Politico reports on the development of the AI Patient Actor and its deployment in the Neuroscience & Neurology course in the Geisel MD program (scroll down).

AAAS: "Learning to be better doctors through AI".

Dartmouth Libraries: "How a Geisel Professor and Libraries Data Scientist Collaborated to Deepen Learning"

MedRiva: "AI in Medical Education"

Dartmouth News reports on helping medical students improve their patient interviewing and differential diagnosis skills with the Patient AI Actor app.

December 22, 2023


December 15, 2023

The preprint for our paper on Machine learning-based prediction of depression severity
in medical students is now available.


December 10, 2023

AI Patient Actor 1.0 release. Simulating patient-physician interactions for medical training. Now available in multiple languages and voice interaction.


September 19, 2023

Vincent Busque, Frances Koback and William Escobar presented their work with the Wearable Wellness Study at the Digital Mental Health & AI Symposium at Dartmouth.


August 18, 2023

The NILE lab is part of two international consortia on stress, resilience and brain health in African populations that have been awarded two research awards this month: "FemBER-AFRICA: Female Brain Health and Endocrine Research in Africans" funded by the Alzheimer's Association and "Biopsychosocial Determinants of Resilient Aging in Kenya
(BRAIN-RESILIENCE-KENYA Project)" funded by the Wellcome Trust's Dynamic Resilience Initiative. The work is done in collaboration with Drs. Chinedu Udeh-Momoh and Karen Blackmon from the Brain & Mind Institute in Nairobi, Kenya.


August 10, 2023

Thesen, Marrero, Woodard & Duncan were awarded a ChangeMedEd grant from the American Medical Association to support work on "Precision Well-Being in Medical Education".


August 1, 2023

Thomas Thesen participated in and contributed to a faculty development workshop at the Medical College, Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya. The new medical school is welcoming their first cohort of students on September 13!

June 22, 2023

The preprint for our new framework on Precision Well-Being in Medical Education is now available.


June 12, 2023

Representing the NILE Lab at the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE):

Ashlynn Mills, Jalyce Taylor and Breanna Chachere delivered a workshop on leveraging student-faculty collaboration to teach difficult DEI topics in medical education.

Ashlynn Mills won a student travel award & the NILE Lab received a Curriculum Innovation Grant in support of our work towards precision student well-being and digital health education.

Thomas Thesen led a workshop on using evidence from cognitive science to improve the efficacy of medical education practices.


May 29, 2023

The preprint of our newest intracranial EEG paper on a new mechanism for binding across multiple brain areas during reading is available on BioRixv.


May 20, 2023

Congratulations to Brenda Waiya for being awarded a Dickey Center scholarship to conduct a research internship with our collaborators at the Brain & Mind Institute in Nairobi, Kenya.

Read about it here.


May 19, 2023

In collaboration with the Dartmouth Center For the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), the NILE Lab hosted Dr. Adam Wolfsdorf, who gave a workshop on navigating "Trauma in the Classroom".


May 5, 2023

Congratulations to Tshibambe Tshimbombu (TNT) for receiving the Health Innovators to Watch Award by the Boston Congress of Public Health.


April 25, 2023

The NILE Lab received a grant from the Dartmouth College Library's Open Educational Resource Initiative. For this project, we are creating high-quality, video-based resources for the Neuroscience & Neurology course in the Geisel MD curriculum that integrate interdisciplinary neuroscience and neurology content in a single resource and that will be made publicly accessible.


April 23, 2023

Valerie DeLeon presented her research in the lab titled "Supercharging Memory Retention in Neurology Learning: A Faculty-Student Collaboration to Apply Cognitive Science Principles to Software-based Self-directed Learning" as a TALK at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Boston

Brianna Chachere presented her research in the lab titled "A Student-Faculty Collaboration for Authentic Teaching of the Effects of Discrimination on Brain Health" as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Boston.

April 12, 2023

Thesen, Duncan, Konopasky, Adams and Weinstein received a Curriculum Innovation Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators for their project "Improving Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills in Digital Health and Stress Reduction in Medical Students".


March 16, 2023

A report featuring Matthew Duncan, M.D. on the new Healthy Students, Healthy Physicians program at Geisel School of Medicine.


February 23, 2023

Ekeoba, Lam, Manuel, and Thesen to present a talk on " Building Pathways & Bridges on the Bumpy Road towards Equity in STEM & Medicine" at the IAMSE Webinar Series. The recording is available here.


March 21, 2023

Professors Vibell & Thesen are about to publish a textbook on "Brain Imaging Made Easy" with Cambridge University Press. Watch this space to get your copy!


Feb 18, 2023

Dr. Thomas Thesen Receives Geisel Distinguished Lecturer Award


Nov 2, 2022

Thomas Thesen, PhD joins the Department of Medical Education