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  • Thu, Jul 19, 2018
    Distinguished computational scientist and informatics expert Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, PhD, has joined the Dartmouth community to lead biomedical and translational informatics programs for the Geisel School of Medicine and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) health system. Tirado-Ramos’ multifaceted leadership responsibilities will include serving as SYNERGY’s Director of Biomedical Informatics, Director of the Biomedical Data Science Research Software Laboratory, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Data Science, and Scientific Director of... details
  • Thu, Jun 28, 2018

    SYNERGY 2018 Pilot Co-Principal Investigator, and 2015 Pilot Alumnus, Dr. James O'Malley is among winners of the 2018 John M. Eisenberg Article-of-the-Year Award for the journal Health Services Research. Read More details
  • Wed, Jun 27, 2018
    Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of five physician-investigators to the 2018 Clinical Research Fellowship Program, a mechanism to support and nurture Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinicians who have a passion to develop their research careers. SYNERGY will support the Clinical Research Fellows with one day per week of protected time to develop their research plan, strengthen their mentor relationships, and gain the core competencies required for a successful career in patient-... details
  • Fri, Jun 22, 2018
    A research team led by 2017 SYNERGY Community Pilot Awardees, Sarah Lord, PhD, and Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH, has been approved for a $5.3 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)—to conduct comparative clinical effectiveness research on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for pregnant women with opioid use disorders (OUD).

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  • Thu, Mar 29, 2018

    Community Engaged 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.

    Following a review of letters of intent, SYNERGY invited three full applications for review. After a detailed review, the CEnR pilot proposal chosen for funding is:

    “Foundations of Fitness: A Clinic-Community... details
  • Thu, Mar 29, 2018

    Following a review of 27 letters of intent, SYNERGY invited 12 full applications, and after a detailed review, selected five awardees. 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. Here are this year's awards:
    • Leah Gitajn, MD, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Shudong Jiang, PhD, Associate Professor, Thayer School of Engineering - A Pilot Study Evaluating...
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  • Thu, Feb 15, 2018
    Research led by past SYNERGY Scholar and Dartmouth Institute Associate Professor Samir Soneji, PhD, was selected by the American Society of Clinical Oncology for inclusion in Clinical Cancer Advances 2018, the Society's annual review of progress against cancer and emerging trends in the field. The study, "Association between initial Use of e-Cigarettes and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" is featured as one of the year's major achievements in clinical cancer research and care.... details
  • Thu, Dec 14, 2017
    Two graduate student researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine, Heidi Chapman and Riley Hampsch, have been awarded paid internships to the local biotechnology company Celdara Medical as recipients of 2017 Dartmouth SYNERGY/ Celdara Medical High-Potential Entrepreneurs’ Fellowships (DS-CHEF). The DS-CHEF program provides part-time (one day per week over a nine-month period) experiential learning opportunities to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers affiliated with Dartmouth—giving them exposure to many of the functions of an... details
  • Thu, Dec 14, 2017
    Announcing the 2017-2018 SYNERGY Scholars Mentored Career Development Award recipient:

    Christina Angeles, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Project Title: Skin-resident T-cell memory in melanoma patients
    Mentor: Mary Jo Turk, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology / Immunology
    Mentor: Rick Barth, MD, Professor, Surgical Oncology
    For additional Information on the Scholars Program, please see: synergy.dartmouth.edu/synergy-scholars
  • 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

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