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Featured News - September 2010
Souba Appointed DMS Dean
Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim has announced the appointment of Dr. Wiley “Chip” Souba as Dean of Dartmouth Medical School and Vice President for Health Affairs of Dartmouth College. An internationally recognized academic surgeon, Souba comes to DMS from Ohio State University, where he has served as Dean of the College of Medicine. Read more…
NCI Awards $12.8 Million to Dartmouth Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
Dartmouth has been designated as a Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) with a five-year, $12.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The CCNE places Dartmouth among top centers in cancer nanotechnology research nationwide and takes full advantage of Dartmouth’s culture of cross-disciplinary collaboration by bringing together Thayer School of Engineering, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and Dartmouth Medical School to focus on the common goal of using magnetic nanoparticles to destroy malignant tumors. Read more…
DMS mourns former Dean McCollum
Renowned epidemiologist Robert W. McCollum, MD, who in 8½ years as dean of Dartmouth Medical School helped pave the way for the evolution of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to national recognition as an academic medical center, died at his home in Etna, N.H. on September 13 after a long illness. He was the husband of psychotherapist and author Audrey McCollum. Read more…
Alumni profile: Scott Krugman ‘95
Just two years out of his pediatrics residency at Johns Hopkins, Scott Krugman was named associate chair of pediatrics at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore. In 2002 he became the hospital’s youngest department chair. Krugman has been part of Franklin Square’s transformation into a top-quality community hospital whose department of pediatrics was honored with the 2010 Health Care Delivery Award from the Academic Pediatric Association—an annual award that recognizes an innovative and effective health care delivery system in an educational setting. Read more…
New report from The Dartmouth Atlas: primary care is not a panacea
A new report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project shows that neither delivering a greater amount of primary care, nor making sure patients routinely see a primary care clinician is, by itself, a guarantee that patients will experience better outcomes. The report also demonstrates that patients' access to and use of primary care, the quality of care overall, and outcomes vary markedly in different locations. Read more…
Dartmouth economist finds Americans cutting back on routine medical care
New research published by Dartmouth Professor of Economics Annamaria Lusardi and colleagues at Princeton and Harvard finds that the economic crisis in the United States has reduced the use of routine medical care, according to a report in The New York Times. In addition, the research found that the cutbacks in the U.S are much deeper than in countries with universal health care systems. Read more
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