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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 - October 2015


Eight Alumni to be Honored for Achievements and Service
On November 6, the Geisel Alumni Council will honor Alan Friedman ’57 for his service to the school, while Haig Kazazian, Jr. ’60; Martin Weiss ’61; Douglas Zipes ’62; Sarah Donaldson ’66; Karen Hein ’68; Roy Wade, Jr. ’07; and Narath Carlile ’09 will receive awards for their transformative contributions to medicine and public health. Learn more about the event and the award recipients here...


The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) to Launch Online MPH Degree Program
Beginning in 2016, TDI will offer a two-year MPH program that includes three, one-week residential periods per year. The hybrid model will serve professionals around the world who want to continue working and contributing to their communities while learning from national leaders at TDI. Read more...


Quyen Chu ’94: Beyond the Limits
When Quyen Chu first arrived at Dartmouth, he wondered if he could fit in at an Ivy League College. But soon he was off and running. Now he’s chief of surgical oncology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and committed to giving back—to Geisel and to patients limited by poverty and war. Read more...


Prestigious Tropical Medicine Fellowship Takes Student to Peru  
“Tropical medicine for me” says Adrianna Stanley ’18, “is the face of my mother who lives every day with cysticercosis. It is the sound of my three-year-old Costa Rican cousin crying from the misery of dengue fever. . . .” Last summer, Stanley worked alongside the US Navy and a Peruvian infectious disease research collaborative, investigating the epidemiological risk factors for severe Plasmodium vivax malaria. Read more...


NIH Pioneer Award Supports Bold Research Question: Can Social Experiences Be Inherited?  
“One of the most exciting findings of modern molecular genetics has been that the information encoded in our DNA cannot completely explain heritability of complex traits,” says Giovanni Bosco, PhD, an associate professor of genetics at Geisel. Read more...


Gift Honors Pioneering Surgery by Nathan Smith
Two hundred years ago, a surgeon in rural New Hampshire saved a young boy’s leg in a pioneering surgery. The surgeon was Dr. Nathan Smith, founder of Dartmouth Medical School. The child was Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more...  



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