Alumni News & Notes - Spring/Summer 2018
Learn about recent accomplishments by our Dartmouth Institute alumni—and tell us about your own!
Addiction, HIV Testing, High Drug Prices, and Cancer Screening: Impact of MPH Internships Extends from Hanover to Kosovo
Read how four recent graduates have worked to effect meaningful improvements in care from rural Vermont to the small nation of Kosovo, Europe’s newest country.
Institute Research Awards and Updates 7.18
Updates and Awards - latest research news, updates, published papers from The Dartmouth Institute community
2018 MPH & MS Capstones Offer Fresh Approaches to Achieving Better Health & Healthcare
As part of their capstone work, students design research proposals, conduct health policy reviews and analyses, and design intervention proposals and quality improvement projects.
Congratulations to The Dartmouth Institute Class of 2018!
Eighty-four healthcare "rock stars" just became Dartmouth alumni. Congratulations to our 2018 MPH, MS, and PhD graduates!
Geisel Launches $250M Fundraising Campaign
Interaction: The Campaign for Dartmouth Medicine will amplify the medical school’s academic vitality and global impact.
First Online MPH Gets Set to Graduate
The first class of online MPH students, pioneers themselves, are about to graduate from The Dartmouth Institute's two-year program. Learn more about this dedicated group of professionals, and what they hope to accomplish with the skills and professional relationships they’ve developed here at The Dartmouth Institute.
The Next Generation of Surgeon-Investigators Tackle Tough Questions Facing Surgeons and Patients in the 6th Annual STARS Event
Dartmouth Institute Researchers Receive $2.1 Million Award for Project Aimed at Better Informing Women with Uterine Fibroids about Treatment Options
MPH Hepatitis C Telemedicine Project: There Are Four I's in Team
Learn how four students in Dartmouth Institute's on-campus MPH (Master of Public Health) degree program came together to form the perfect team that investigated an unanswered question about telemedicine and the treatment of Hepatitis C.
Undergraduate Initiative in Health Care Delivery Science Launches with Philanthropic Gift
The Dartmouth Institute and the Faculty of Arts & Sciences have launched a new undergraduate initiative in health care delivery science education thanks to a generous gift from Dartmouth alumnus Eric Eichler '57.
A Passion for Quality Improvement Drives These Nurse Educators Turned Dartmouth Institute MPH Students
Longtime nurse educators Catherine Alexander and Mary “Mimi” Pomerleau each feels strongly that nursing leadership in QI is an untapped opportunity for the nursing profession—and for our health care system as a whole.
The Applied Practice Experience Gives Online MPH Students an Opportunity to Improve Health Care in Communities Across the Country
See how our students are combining their experience, training, and passion to improve health and change lives in their communities and across the country.
Practicum Highlight: Ben Bulkley, MPH’18
For his online MPH practicum experience, Ben Bulkley worked with national initiative ReThink Health to interview anchor employers and other stakeholders in Saginaw, Michigan, in support of the region's Health and Economy Initiative.
Practicum Highlight: Chelsea Strandberg, INHC, MPH’18
Chelsea Strandberg focused her online MPH applied practice experience work on assessing how incorporating nutrition health coaching programs in college settings could help prevent obesity later in life.
Practicum Highlight: Laura Ward, MPH’18
Laura Ward focused her online MPH applied practice experience work on understanding patients' preferences regarding disclosure of childhood trauma to help improve their care.
Practicum Highlight: Krysta Harvey, MPH’18
Krysta Harvey focused her online MPH applied practice experience work on improving access to quality child care in Kearny County, Kansas.
From Quebec to Copenhagen: Annual Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference Raises Awareness Around the Globe
The Dartmouth Institute, widely recognized for its pioneering research on overdiagnosis and overtreatment, is a founding collaborator of the conference.
Q&A with The Dartmouth Institute’s Newest Faculty Member Dr. Amber Barnato
In 2017, Amber Barnato was named the inaugural Susan J. and Richard M. Levy 1960 Distinguished Professor in Health Care Delivery. Learn more about her plans for continuing her groundbreaking research into end-of-life care here at The Dartmouth Institute.
Dartmouth Institute MPH Students on Why the Time is Now!
The incoming class of Dartmouth Institute MPH students come from diverse professional backgrounds, and they believe that despite an environment of uncertainty, it’s a great time to be working in health care!
New Dartmouth Institute Analysis Looks at Laws on Patient Recording of Clinical Encounters
If you are doctor, there is a good chance that at least one of your last 10 patients recorded their visit—either with or without permission. This “new reality” has some doctors and health care clinics worried about the ownership of recordings.
MPH Internship Highlight: QI Work at Boston Children’s Hospital
Allison LaRussa, MPH'17, worked with the Quality Improvement team in Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s to develop improvement strategies for monitoring patient sedation.
Geisel Researchers to Receive $1 Million Award for Comparative Outcomes Research
A team of researchers led by Dartmouth Institute Professor Tor Tosteson, ScD, has been approved for a $1 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
MPH Internship Highlight: Creating a STEM Curriculum for High Schools
Sayoni Saha, MPH '17 and Sarah Bessen, MPH '17 developed a short program designed to help high school students learn about the less visible roles involved in the delivery of patient care.
2017 MPH and MS Capstones Offer Innovative Approaches to Improving Health
From proposals on improving obesity counseling to analyzing the impact of Medicaid Expansion Models on maternal and infant health care, this year's capstone presentations by Dartmouth Institute MPH and MS students took on some of our biggest public health challenges.
Dartmouth Health Economist Carrie Colla Named 2017-2018 RWJF Health Policy Fellow
As a Fellow, Carrie Colla will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch.
3 Examples of How Economics Affects Health and Health Care
Many important forces shaping health and health care have more to do with economics and social policy than with any particular medical treatment or procedure. Dartmouth Institute Professor Ellen Meara takes a closer look.
Dartmouth Institute Students Advocate for a Healthier Nation during National Public Health Week
In recognition of National Public Health Week 2017, The Dartmouth Institute Student Advisory Council hosted a variety of events April 3-9 aimed at promoting social justice and equity, and stimulating conversations on how we can become a healthier nation.
3 Public and Health Policy Challenges That Will Define the Next Generation
In this installment of our “3” Series, Assistant Professor Samir Soneji outlines 3 public and health policy challenges that will define the next generation.
Does Payer Type—Commercial Insurance or Medicare—Affect the Use of Low-Value Care?
3 Facts About Contraceptive Care: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
In this installment of our “3” Series, Assistant Professor Rachel Thompson talks about contraceptive care in the U.S. — where we are and where we need to go.
3 Ways We Can Work Together to Improve Health and Health Care
In our “3” Series, Dartmouth Institute faculty, starting with Director Elliott Fisher talk about things we should be thinking of and ways we can improve health and health care.
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