New Hampshire Fellow and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth student Jake Perlson launched Granite State PrEP Connect, a peer navigation program to expand a...ccess to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, commonly called PrEP. He recently blogged about his work and its importance for HIV prevention and treatment, particularly among young people, on the NH HIV Planning Group’s (HPG) blog. “Youth are among the most disproportionally affected by HIV nationwide, accounting for over one in five of our country’s new infections,” Perlson writes. “They are less likely to know their HIV status and face special challenges in accessing preventative services like PrEP.”
Granite State PrEP Connect is a program of HPG and Perlson’s community partner, Dartmouth-Hitchcock's HIV Program. Great work, Jake! Thank you for your service!
Competitive swimming taught Ika Kovacikova ’20 about the importance of teamwork and shared success. It also taught her to never give up on a challenge—a skill she brings to medical school and believes will serve her well when taking care of patients. https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/…/gabriela-ika-kovacikova-…/
Barbara C. Jobst, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized pioneer in the treatment of epilepsy and associated memory disorders, has been named the Louis and Ruth Frank Professor in Neuroscience at the Geisel School of Medicine. http://ow.ly/DGWw30i7vPq
Assoc Prof Jane Hill from Dartmouth College with Mark Mayo discussing developing a breath test diagnostic tool for infectious diseases. Menzies will help gather...ing samples of #melioidosis for analysis Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth Alumni and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth . Menzies international collaboration sometimes involves having a bit of fun while achieving results.
First-year Geisel student Marcel Brown chose a career in medicine because it will allow him to combine his strong interests in science and in working with people. “I saw the small size of Dartmouth and Geisel as a great asset, one that would promote a lot of meaningful collaboration,” he says. https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/…/student-spotlight-marcel…/
Remembering Professor Roger Smith, who passed away earlier this week. “Roger Smith was a giant in the field of pharmacology, who generously gave of himself to his students, colleagues, and to the Geisel School of Medicine. Generations of Dartmouth’s medical and graduate students have had their careers influenced by him," says Smith's former colleague Ethan Dmitrovsky. https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/…/geisel-school-of-medicin…/
Congratulations to Professor Greg Tsongalis, who has received the Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award from the Association for Molecular Pathology. https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/…/tsongalis-receives-prest…/
Dartmouth Institute Professors Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin explain the difference between overdiagnosis, overdetection, overdefinition, and overselling in a new essay for BMJ: http://bit.ly/2Dz8t60
"This is a kind of perfect storm. We have highly available, highly potent opioids in New Hampshire. And highly limited resources to reduce the risk." -- Lisa Marsch, director of Dartmouth's Center for Technology and Behavioral Health https://www.nytimes.com/…/new-hampshire-opioids-epidemic.ht…
Second-year Geisel med students Reza Hessabi, Alex Doering, and David Lakomy testified before a state legislative committee on behalf of House Bill 1241, a proposal to study the feasibility of a single payer healthcare system in New Hampshire. https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/…/geisel-students-advocate…/
Noted molecular biologist James Bliska is joining Geisel to lead a cross-Dartmouth research cluster established to develop innovative, personalized medicine and treatments for Cystic Fibrosis and lung infections caused by opportunistic pathogens. https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/…/james-bliska-to-lead-dar…/
First-year Geisel medical student Patrick Tolosky believes empowerment through health and wellbeing can be an effective avenue toward breaking the cycle of poverty—it’s why he wants to become a physician. Read more in this Geisel Student Spotlight... https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/…/patrick-tolosky-21-simpl…/
Ben Barres, MD, PhD MED ’79, an internationally renowned neuroscientist and outspoken advocate for equality and inclusion in science, died December 27, 2017 in Palo Alto, CA https://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/…/prominent-neuroscientist…/.
The Geisel School of Medicine will be closed December 25 through January 1 for Dartmouth College’s Winter Break. Our offices will reopen on January 2. Please have a safe and happy holiday season!