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Featured News - February 2016

Gifts Totaling $15 Million Fuel Cystic Fibrosis Research at Geisel
“These gifts to the Dartmouth Cystic Fibrosis Program will strengthen, intensify, and expand our research efforts to identify personalized cures for every CF patient,” says Bruce Stanton, PhD, the Andrew C. Vail Professor and Director of the Dartmouth Lung Biology Center. Read more…

Welcome Julie Bressor, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Julie Bressor joined the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock as Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations in early January 2016. “Alumni play such a critical role in the life of the School, and I’m looking forward to working closely with our alumni to support excellence in teaching and research and, especially, the student experience,” says Julie. Read more...

Geisel’s Urban Health Scholars Honored with 2016 MLK Social Justice Award
Geisel’s Urban Health Scholars program received Dartmouth’s 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award for Student Organizations on January 29. The Urban Health Scholars are a select group of students who work to understand and respond to the needs of underserved urban communities and to bring more awareness to the problems they face.  Read more…

Study Reveals Effects of Delivery Mode and Diet on Infant Gut Microbiome
A recent Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Pediatrics found an important association between the way in which infants are delivered and fed, and the composition of the microbiome (the communities of bacteria) in their intestines at six weeks of age. The factors that shape the gut microbiome in infants have potential consequences for both short- and long-term health, notes Geisel professor and neonatologist Juliette Madan, MD, MS, a co-author of the study. Read more...

Alec Fisher: Points of Transformation
As a former highly ranked competitive surfer, Alec Fisher ’19 learned a valuable life lesson from the sport. “The thing about surfing is if you don’t land something or if you have a scary fall where you are stuck under water, you have to keep getting back on the board—keep trying and keep going because every time you paddle out, there is always an opportunity to improve no matter how good you are,” says the first-year Geisel student. Read more...

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