News

  • Fri, Sep 1, 2017
    Announcing the Dartmouth SYNERGY/Celdara Medical High-Potential Entrepreneurs’ Fellowships (DS-CHEF)

    The Program provides experiential learning opportunities to student and post-doctoral researchers affiliated with Dartmouth SYNERGY through fellowships at Celdara Medical, a local biotechnology company. Following a highly successful first year, this year we are expanding the Program significantly. Entrepreneurial skills are highly valued in most high-impact careers, including academia, biotech, health care, private practice,... details
  • Fri, Sep 1, 2017
    A team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, led by Tor Tosteson, ScD, has been approved for a $1 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to design new methods for comparing the effectiveness of alternative therapies that can lead to improvements in practice and better outcomes for patients. The three-year project is called “Randomize Everyone: Creating Valid Instrumental Variables for Learning Health Care Systems.” The multidisciplinary study team includes methodologists Todd MacKenzie,... details
  • Tue, Aug 15, 2017

    Article in Geisel Insider by Tim Dean:

    When Alan I. Green, MD, was a young faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the early 1980s, committed to both practicing psychiatry and doing research, he often sought the counsel of one of his mentors, Joseph Schildkraut, MD, a physician-researcher in psychiatry.

    “I would go to his office with an idea and he would say, ‘Okay; show me all of the steps that got you to your research question,’” recalls Green, chair of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at... details
  • Tue, Jun 13, 2017
    Through a newly designed pilot grant program directed to the 62 primary care sites of the Dartmouth CO-OP Practice Based Research Network (PBRN), SYNERGY Community Engaged Research has selected three CO-OP pilot projects for funding. The Dartmouth CO-OP is the oldest PBRN in the US, and these special awards support clinician researchers and emphasize the community’s critical role in developing and translating knowledge into improvements in health.

    SYNERGY Community Engaged Research is also pleased to announce a special partnership with... details
  • Tue, Jun 13, 2017
    Health economist Carrie Colla, a former SYNERGY scholar and associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program. Colla was one of only six mid-career professionals selected to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. Fellows are chosen from a highly competitive national pool of health, behavioral, and... details
  • Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    The Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award is presented annually to faculty members who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of graduate students, and are selected from nominations from the community. One of two awardees this year was Yolanda Sanchez, Associate Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology and Associate Director for Basic Sciences, Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

    According to the National Institutes of Health, “the best mentors are advisors, coaches, counselors and supporters all at the... details
  • Tue, Apr 4, 2017
    Announcing the 2017 SYNERGY Translational Pilot Grant Awards

    Congratulations to the 2017 SYNERGY Translational Pilot Grant Awardees! Following a review of 35 letters of intent, SYNERGY invited 14 full applications from which six awardees were selected. Aligning with SYNERGY’s mission of fostering collaborative interactions between basic, translational, and health services researchers, the awardees come from diverse Dartmouth schools and departments.

    John Batsis, MD (Associate Professor, Medicine and TDI) and David... details
  • Tue, Mar 14, 2017
    Community Engagement Research (CEnR) awards emphasize the community’s critical role in developing and translating knowledge into improvement in health; proposals required involvement of a community partner in all aspects of the study plan, from design and execution to interpretation and dissemination of results. See: synergy.dartmouth.edu/community-engagement-pilot-grant
  • Wed, Mar 8, 2017
    2017 Scholars Program - Availability of Funding Announcement SYNERGY announces the 2017 SYNERGY Scholars Award, an ongoing Mentored Career Development Program modeled on the NIH KL2 Scholars Program. This opportunity combines didactic training, mentoring, exposure to multidisciplinary research, and ongoing evaluation to prepare junior investigators for careers in Clinical and Translational Research (CTR).

    The SYNERGY Scholars Program Committee anticipates available funding for a maximum of one (1) SYNERGY Scholars slot... details
  • Thu, Jan 19, 2017
    Proxi App Places Friends and Family on Mental Health Care Teams
    (Charlotte Albright, Dartmouth News, 1/16/17)

    Many people with mental illness rely on friends and relatives for help and encouragement, notes William Hudenko, a professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine. Hudenko believes those “natural supports” should be part of the patient’s health care team, and that "communication among the Proxi team changes everything, because I know so much more than I learn just from spending an hour a week with... details

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