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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 34, No. 3  •  Spring 2010


Moore and more
By Amos Esty

Computational geneticist Jason Moore believes that more is needed to parse the human genome than simply more data. He has devised new ways to visualize genetic patterns. He built a supercomputer to crunch statistics faster. And he tweets and blogs regularly about his work.

Working Wonders
By Jennifer Durgin

Finding a steady job used to be a pipe dream for those with severe mental illness. But now, thanks to a model pioneered at Dartmouth, such individuals are not only finding employment, but also finding that the satisfaction of working lessens their psychiatric symptoms.

Direct Impact

In ways large and small, philanthropy has a direct impact on academic medicine. A recently completed fund-raising campaign is having many salutary effects.

Through the Clouds

The emotions involved in medicine are as gripping and poignant as those of any profession. Four individuals with ties to Dartmouth share poems they've written about especially moving events.


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No, Dartmouth geneticist Jason Moore isn't playing hooky at the nearest IMAX theater. He has donned these 3D glasses to examine a visual representation of genetic data—fish of various colors and sizes. The associated feature is titled "Moore and more". The photo is by Jon Gilbert Fox.


Dartmouth Medicine seeks to convey the breadth and depth of the education, research, and clinical activities of DMS and DHMC; to serve as a publication of historical record; to stimulate thought and discussion on issues in medicine and medical education; and to reflect the range of opinions and activities among Dartmouth medical students, faculty, and alumni. Abbreviations used in these pages include DMS (Dartmouth Medical School), DHMC (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center), MHMH (Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital), and DC (Dartmouth College). The opinions of contributors do not necessarily reflect those of DMS or DHMC.


Staff & Contributors


Editor's Note

"Yin and Yang"
By Dana Cook Grossman


Vital Signs


Point of View

"Picture of health"
By Tawnya Bowles, M.D.

Grand Rounds

"Rules and reasons"
By Samuel Finlayson, M.D.

Student Notebook

"Cultivating collaboration"
By Samuel F. Bakhoum, Ph.D.

Transforming Medicine Campaign

"Frank family gives neuroscience chair"
By Kate Villars

Faculty Focus

"Kathryn Kirkland, M.D.: Infectious enthusiasm"—By Rosemary Lunardini

Alumni Album

"Peter Fitzgerald, M.D., Ph.D., '87: Master plumber"—By Amos Esty

Art of Medicine

"Child with Kwashiorkor"
By Daniel Kaser, M.D.

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