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Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., DMS's Andrew G. Wallace Professor and the chair of pharmacology and toxicology, delivered Dartmouth College's 17th annual Presidential Lecture in February. The series offers a chance for a faculty member to share his or her scholarship with the entire Dartmouth community, and the lectures are always very well attended.

Dmitrovsky's speech was titled "Treating Cancer through Prevention Mechanisms." He summarized his research on retinoids—vitamin A derivatives that play a role in both preventing and treating cancer. He also mentioned his excitement about the success of several just-concluded DHMC clinical trials, the results of which will be made public soon. He was the fourth DMS faculty member to give the Presidential Lecture since the series's inauguration in 1987.

In addition, Dmitrovsky was recently elected to membership in the Association of American Physicians—the leading national society for physician-scientists.

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