The 16th annual Dartmouth Community Medical School’s public spring lecture series kicks off March 12. The series, entitled “Discovery and Innovation in Health: It Takes a Team,” includes lectures by physicians, postdoctoral fellows, health care professionals, and others in the field.
“I’m really looking forward to interacting with the audience,” says William Green, director of the Dartmouth Community Medical School. “They’re great, they’re knowledgeable. The feedback and good conversations really enrich the lectures.”
The speaker series gives members of the Dartmouth community and area residents the opportunity to learn about health and medicine from the physicians and professors from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
The 16th annual Dartmouth Community Medical School includes lectures by physicians, postdoctoral fellows, health care professionals, and others. (Courtesy of Dartmouth Community Medical School)
“We have a role in lifelong learning. Dartmouth Community Medical School is part of a continuing medical education,” says Green, the Elmer R. Pfefferkorn Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
All sessions are open to the public and run from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in Kellogg Auditorium at the Geisel School of Medicine. A $30 registration fee covers all sessions. For more information, visit the Dartmouth Community Medical School website.
Speaker series schedule:
- March 12: “Clot Watching: Preventing Pulmonary Embolism After Joint Replacement” Theresa Bryant, director of alumni relations, Geisel School of Medicine; Vincent Pellegrini Jr. ’77, James L. Kernan Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland
- March 19: “Brain-Friendly Learning: Using Technology in Education” Petra J. Lewis, professor of radiology and of obstetrics and gynecology, Geisel School of Medicine; Sword Cambron, Geisel ’09, resident in radiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Robert Percarpio, resident in radiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
- March 26: “Developing Sustainable Methods of Healthcare: A Global Challenge” Leslie P. Henderson, senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professor of physiology and neurobiology and of biochemistry, Geisel School of Medicine; Thomas Walsh, post-doctoral fellow, The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science
- April 9: “Protection From Melanoma: How Autoimmune Responses May Save Your Life” Brent L. Berwin, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, Geisel School of Medicine; Kate Byrne, Geisel ’12, post-doctoral fellow, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- April 16: “Not Just Taking It to Heart: The Importance of Cholesterol in the Brain” Robert A. Maue, professor of physiology and neurobiology and of biochemistry, Geisel School of Medicine; David Shapiro ’13
- April 23: “Joint Efforts: Advances in Hip and Knee Replacement” Ann Davis, associate dean of student affairs and services and professor of pediatrics and of obstetrics and gynecology, Geisel School of Medicine; Meredith Bartelstein, Geisel ’13; Ilya Bendich, Geisel/Tuck ’15