September 19, 2023
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
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
Nov 2, 2022