Dartmouth Community Medical School to Host ‘It’s Personal’ Spring Speaker Series


The Dartmouth Community Medical School’s public spring lecture series, “It’s Personal: Medicine’s Evolution Away from One Size Fits All,” will teach participants how to develop individualized approaches for their own health and wellness. Topics range from creating personalized therapies for cancer and cardiovascular disease, to ensuring personal medical record security.


Now in its 15th year, the Dartmouth Community Medical School’s spring series is a public, six-session educational lecture program. (photo courtesy of Dartmouth Community Medical School)

The six-session lecture program is open to the public. All sessions are Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Kellogg Auditorium at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover. Registration for the entire speaker series is $30, and the first session takes place on March 21.

Professor William R. Green, director of the Dartmouth Community Medical School, hopes participants in the speaker series will take away “a solid framework of understanding and the ability to put into perspective all the information that is now out there about prominent diseases.”

For the past 15 years, the speaker series has given members of the Dartmouth and surrounding communities the opportunity to learn about health and medicine from the accomplished physicians and professors from Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Green explains, “The scientists and physicians are not only experts in these timely fields, but they also care a great deal about our educational mission to inform the public.”

For registration information, visit the Dartmouth Community Medical School website.

Speaker series schedule:

All sessions are on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., in Kellogg Auditorium, Dartmouth Medical School

March 21: “Personalized medicine: Understanding the biological basis for individualized treatments”

Jay C. Dunlap, professor and chair of genetics and professor of biochemistry

Gregory J. Tsongalis, professor of pathology

March 28: “Cancer and cardiovascular disease: New tools for creating personalized therapies”

Mark A. Israel, director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center and professor of pediatrics and of genetics

Nicholas W. Shworak, associate professor of medicine and of pharmacology and toxicology

April 4: “It’s always been up close and personal: The world of organ transplants and immune rejection”

David A. Axelrod, assistant professor of surgery, of community and family medicine, and of health policy and clinical practice

Christopher E. Simpkins, assistant professor of surgery

April 11: “Personalized prescriptions: Using pharmacogenomics to better treat disease”

Lionel D. Lewis, professor of medicine and of pharmacology and toxicology

Bruce A. Stanton, professor of microbiology and immunology and of physiology and neurobiology

April 18: “Personal electronic medical records: Creating access, ensuring security”

Andrew Gettinger, professor of anesthesiology

Michele R. Lauria, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of radiology

April 25: “The doctor-patient relationship: Keeping it personal”

Dale C. Vidal, professor of surgery, of community and family medicine, and of health policy and clinical practice

Ira R. Byock, director of palliative medicine and professor of community and family medicine

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