Geisel MedNews

Greetings, Alumni and Friends,

SNMA White Coats

February, Black History Month, is a time to reflect and a time to look forward. Did you know that in 1839 Samuel Ford McGill graduated with his medical degree from Dartmouth, making him the first Black graduate of a U.S. medical school? Now, almost two centuries later, the Geisel chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is hosting an inaugural Black History Month Celebration. With events that include participation from three of our alumni—Irene Dankwa-Mullan MED’97, Rondall Lane MED’98, and Joyce Sackey D’85, MED’89—the program celebrates Black excellence and perseverance.

I do hope you will be able to tune in to some of the Black History Month programming, along with our Vaccines in 2021 series this month.

Be well,

Amanda Bassett

Amanda Bassett
Director, Alumni Relations

Campaign Corner

Campaign Corner
$3.35 Million in Gifts Will Fuel Immunotherapy Research

A longtime faculty member, a husband grateful for the care his wife received, and a Dartmouth College alumna and her husband have made gifts to accelerate immunotherapy research at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Read more...

Recent News

Matias J. Vega MED’78

Matias J. Vega MED’78 has given a lifetime of service to the underserved, dedicating himself to helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Now, he’s being recognized for that work with a Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award from Dartmouth College.

Watch a short video of Dr. Vega discussing his work.

Jennifer Murray MPH'21

The Class of 2021 in The Dartmouth Institute’s online/on-campus hybrid MPH program represents an exceptional group of healthcare leaders. Here, students share the impact their work has made on their professional goals and their ambitions for improving health and healthcare in their communities.


Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD

A recently published study of brain tissue from patients afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has uncovered previously unknown information about the disorder. Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry at Geisel, played a critical role in the multi-year research that fueled the study.


Alumni Spotlight
Si France MED'06 is a mission-driven change agent disrupting the norms of eldercare. Read more...

HOST Program

For the second year, we are inviting our alumni to send congratulatory notes to our students after Match Day. You will be provided a student's name, mailing address, specialty, and residency location. Students will be paired with alumni writers based on specialty and residency location. If you'd like to participate, please fill out the form here and we will be in touch!

Upcoming Events

February 16
Physician Panel Featuring Irene Dankwa-Mullan MED’97 and Rondall Lane MED’98 for Black History Month
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February 17
Translating Discoveries Faster: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Learn more

February 19
Skits Night 2021: Welcome to Dartzoom!
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February 22
Eye on Equity: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in the U.S. and Worldwide
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We are pleased to invite our alumni to attend virtual Grand Rounds from Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Please visit the alumni website calendar here to see the full list.

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