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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 - June 2015


Geisel Celebrates 2015 Graduates
Interim Dean Duane Compton charged the 88 new doctors and other Geisel graduates with transforming medicine and health care with “compassion that emphasizes the best outcome for the patient” and “leverages prevention and wellness to reduce the economic impact of care” to build a better world.


Make Dreams Come True
Do your part to sustain the tradition of excellence in medical education at Dartmouth with a gift to the Fund for Geisel today, before the fiscal year ends on June 30.


Dartmouth Named National Center of Excellence for Study of Health Care Delivery, Outcomes 
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) has been awarded $17.5 million over the next five years to learn how high-performing health care systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care.


Paul Holzer ’18:  Navy Seal, Medical Engineer, and Now Medical Student Helping Burn Victims  
A self-described problem solver: it’s the thread running through Holzer’s experiences. He became a Navy Seal, diver, and submarine commander; learned Arabic to bridge gaps between people and his mission; pursued an advanced mechanical engineering degree and a pre-doctoral fellowship in plastic surgery; and has now started medical school at Geisel to develop an effective and accessible treatment for burn victims.


Landmark Gift Will Support Health Care Research  
Richard “Dick” Levy D ’60 has committed $10 million to support a faculty team in health care delivery science—part of Dartmouth’s effort to transform health care in the U.S. by developing strategies to curb costs while ensuring high-quality care and access.


Sell a Disease to Sell a Drug? 
In a Washington Post opinion piece, Geisel Professors of Medicine Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz urge the Food and Drug Administration to flex its regulatory muscle and eliminate so-called “disease-awareness” campaigns that promote off-label use of drugs and, in the case of the “low-T” campaign, yielded 25 million prescriptions and $9.7 billion in sales to treat low testosterone levels in older men. 



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