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Geisel MedNews is a headline news service that offers an inside look at the activities and accomplishments of the Geisel School of Medicine community, including Geisel School faculty, students, and alumni.

Featured News - August 2014


Compton Named Geisel Interim Dean
Wiley “Chip” Souba announced in June that he would not seek a second term as Dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. Duane Compton, a professor of biochemistry and Geisel’s senior associate dean for research, has accepted appointment as Interim Dean. An accomplished scientist, dedicated mentor, and experienced administrator, Compton will serve for three years, working closely with Dartmouth College leadership to continue Geisel’s upward trajectory. Read more... 


Fall Reunion: September 19 - 21
Join your classmates, colleagues, and mentors in Hanover for your Fall Reunion, a weekend of family friendly fun, learning, reminiscing, and reconnecting.  Visit the Reunion webpage to register and check out the schedule of events. We look forward to seeing you!


Geisel School of Medicine Welcomes New MD Class
Earlier this month, the Geisel School welcomed its incoming MD class. The 89 members of the Class of 2018 were selected from almost 6,000 applicants and bring not only high academic achievements, but also a diversity of backgrounds, experience, and service from around the world. Read more…


Student Voices from Abroad 
Read first-person accounts from several Geisel medical students conducting research in Geisel-related programs in Haiti, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Vietnam. “Lagos is like New York but more intense. It’s the biggest city in Africa and has a booming economy to match its fast pace of life,” writes Peace Eneh ’17, in her post about working in Nigeria. Read more... 


Weiser gift looks to the future of neuroscience  
Cardiologist Frank Weiser (D’54 M’55) has witnessed the transformation of what it means to live with heart disease. Once a death sentence, many forms of heart disease are now managed as chronic conditions or cured. Weiser sees a similar transformation on the horizon for neurologic illnesses, such as autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer’s. Read more...


T. gondii: from cat parasite to cancer vaccine  
Dartmouth researchers David Bzik, PhD, and Barbara Fox have found a way to modify the notorious parasite T. gondii and use it to stimulate strong immune responses to cancers. “Our mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system to clear tumor cells and cancer,” says Fox. Read more...



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