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Professional Education

September 15, 2017 | 1:00pm - 4:25pm
Please note:
Change of Venue for Pizza Lunch and CME. New location: Jesse’s Tavern, 224 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH 03755.

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Welcome: Martha McDaniel MD
1:00 - 1:05 pm

View Dr. McDaniel's bio under her title caption below.

Rodis Fellowship in Compassionate Care: Martha McDaniel MD
1:05-1:20 pm
Q&A: 1:20-1:30 pm

Martha McDaniel has lived and practiced in the Hanover area for most of the years since graduating from DMS in 1977, apart from fellowship training in vascular surgery (Northwestern, Chicago) and an itinerant 8-year hiatus in medical activities occasioned by burnout and illness (2005-2012). She returned to active service on the Geisel faculty in 2012, with the express purpose of helping Geisel and DHMC students, residents, and faculty remain focused on the thoughtful, effective care of unique patients. Among other activities, she is co-director of the series "Psychology of Illness, Patients, and Providers" (Geisel years 1 and 2), and current leader of the Rodis Fellowship in Compassionate Care.

Marking the 40th Anniversary of the Eradication of Smallpox-
What Lessons from the Accomplishment for the Present and Future
: Eric Brenner MD
1:30-1:45 pm
Q&A: 1:45-1:55 pm

Eric Brenner is a medical epidemiologist currently residing in Columbia, SC. He attended UC Berkeley (French Literature 1966), then worked as a secondary school teacher in the Ivory Coast with the Peace Corps, attended DMS, and became certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. He has long experience with disease control programs having worked at the state HD level, at the national level with the CDC, and internationally with WHO and as a consultant with other agencies including UNICEF and USAID. In 2015 he worked for six weeks with a CDC team in the Ivory Coast focusing on preparedness for possible Ebola introduction. He also taught for 20 years in the MPH program in Geneva, with the ICRC in 50 iterations of their Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) courses in many countries, and at the University of South Carolina School of Public Health where he has long taught courses in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. He recently served a 3-year term as member of the CDC Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET). Other interests include vaccine preventable and other communicable diseases of public health importance, and more generally application of epidemiologic concepts, biostatistical methods and public domain computer tools to everyday problems encountered in disease control programs.

A Promising Time for Melanoma Patients-
Advancements in Immunotherapy and a
Pathway to New Discovery
: Christina Angeles, MD
1:55-2:10 pm
Q&A: 2:10-2:20 pm

Christina Angeles joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in August of 2014. She fondly remembers her nine years of training in NYC during her General Surgery Residency at Weill-Cornell Medical Center (2005-2012), basic science research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) (2007-2009), and clinical fellowship in Complex Surgical Oncology at MSKCC (2012-2014). Although she misses a good NYC bagel, she, along with her husband and 2 young sons, has been charmed by the community and natural beauty of the Upper Valley. As a board certified surgical oncologist, her clinical practice is caring for patients with gastric and soft tissue cancers including melanoma, sarcoma and breast cancer. She is the clerkship director for the medical student rotation in surgical oncology. Her primary research interest is investigating memory T cell responses in melanoma patients. She is the PI of an early investigator grant with an active IRB protocol “Identification and characterization of skin-resident memory T cells in patients with melanoma-associated vitiligo”. Christina loves to operate, but hopes and believes that progress in translational research will lead to less invasive treatment options for our cancer patients.

2:20 - 2:40pm

Do We Inherit Behavior? Revisiting Nature-Nurture Debate: Giovanni Bosco PhD
2:40-2:55 pm
Q&A: 2:55-3:05 pm

Gio Bosco was born in the tiny fishing town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy. Gio and his family immigrated to the US when he was 4-years old and he grew up in New York. Gio received his BA in Biology from Boston University. While at BU Gio was greatly inspired by the late evolutionary biologist, Lynn Margulis, where he worked in Lynn's lab for about three years. Gio also studied history and theology at the Università Pontificia Gregoriana, Rome, Italy. After Boston, Rome and three years of working as a tech he joined the biology graduate program at Brandeis University. As a grad student Gio trained with James E. Haber at Brandeis, and then he went on to be a Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation post-doctoral fellow at MIT with Terry L. Orr-Weaver. Gio was appointed to his first faculty position at the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 2002, and promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2008. He moved his lab to the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in 2012. Gio was promoted to full professor with tenure in 2016, where he is currently the Oscar M. Cohn Professor in the Department of Molecular and Systems Biology. In 2015 Gio received a 5-year NIH Director's Pioneer Award for high-risk, high-reward research in "Trans-generational inheritance of social behavior." Work in the lab has also been or is currently funded by the American Federation of Aging Research, National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at the US Department of Defense. Gio is currently Chair of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, and he is a member of the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences graduate program and the Program in Experimental Molecular Medicine graduate program.

Gio's other passion is homesteading. He collects and cultures heirloom pear, apple and cherry trees from all over the world growing them at his home in Vermont.

The Beginning and End of a Pedagogical Tradition-
Anatomic Pathology's Role in Medical Education
17th Century Padua vs. 21st Century Detroit
: Fred Meier MD
3:05-3:25 pm
Q&A: 3:25-3:35 pm

Fred Meier graduated from Dartmouth College in 1970, from Dartmouth Medical School, as part of the last class to receive the degree BMS, in 1972, and from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1974.

He interned in medicine and surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA 1974-1975, did an anatomic pathology residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 1975-1978, and a clinical pathology residency at DMHC, 1978-1980, before completing a fellowship in clinical microbiology at the University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983-1985.

He was staff pathologist at the Hitchcock Clinic, 1980 to 1983, first medical director of the clinical microbiology laboratory, then director of clinical laboratories at Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, VA 1985-1992, chairman of anatomic and clinical pathology at duPont Hospital For Children, Wilmington, DE 1992-2003, and director of regional laboratories, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, 2003-2014.

In 2014-2015, he was visiting professor of pathology at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda; he is currently clinical professor of pathology at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and Associate for Pathology and Diagnostics, Seed Global Health, Boston, MA.

Building Resiliency and Wellness: Matt Duncan MD
3:35-3:50 pm
Q&A: 3:50-4:00 pm

Matt Duncan is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 2001 and completed his internship at Butler Hospital and his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The Undiagnosed Diseases Network: John Mulvihill MD
4:00-4:15 pm
Q&A: 4:15-4:25 pm

John Mulvihill is a pediatrician and medical geneticist with two decades at the National Cancer Institute, where he was chief of Clinical Genetics and Director of NIH’s Interinstitute Medical Genetics Program. In 1990, he became founding chair and professor of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1998, he accepted the Children’s Medical Research Institute--Kimberly V. Talley Chair of Genetics, at the University of Oklahoma. In 2014, he became part-time consultant to the National Human Genome Research Institute. A graduate of Holy Cross College, Dartmouth Medical School, and the University of Washington, he was on the house staff at University of Washington and Johns Hopkins Hospitals.




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Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.