Gift Launches Initiative in Health Care Delivery Science

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A gift from Eric Eichler ’57 supports TDI’s new program for undergraduates.

Associate Professor Tim Lahey, director of education at The Dartmouth Institute
Associate Professor Tim Lahey, director of education at The Dartmouth Institute, says that by his estimate 20 to 25 percent of Dartmouth undergraduates are interested in health careers. (Photo by Mark Washburn)

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Dartmouth undergraduates will soon have far greater access to the groundbreaking research and elite training offered by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, thanks to a generous gift from Eric Eichler ’57.

Eric Eichler '57
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The gift will support new undergraduate educational programming in healthcare delivery science—previously available only at the graduate and professional level at Dartmouth. Harnessing the power of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, this undergraduate initiative will bring together faculty from across campus to offer students exciting new educational opportunities in health care delivery.

“For several years, we have been exploring how best to create opportunities for Dartmouth undergraduates,” says Elliott Fisher, director of The Dartmouth Institute. “With Eric Eichler’s visionary gift, we will be able to work closely with our colleagues in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to build a program that will enable students to understand the challenges facing health care systems around the world, and to begin to think critically about what will be required to transform health care.”

Set to launch this year, the Health Care Leadership Initiative includes plans for an annual summer program, fellowship opportunities, and both co-curricular and for-credit courses.

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