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Transforming Medicine Campaign

Fall was a celebratory season at DMS and DHMC, with two special events honoring some of those who are helping Dartmouth transform medicine—a reception for donors, whose generosity makes the institution's work possible, and a dinner for students, whose dedication leads the way into the future.

During the evening, three scholarship recipients—Irvin Sanchez '08; Heather Anderson '09; and Thomas Kesman, who is scheduled to graduate from Dartmouth's M.D.-M.B.A. program in 2006—shared with the guests their experiences at DMS and their post-medical school aspirations. Each also expressed gratitude to the donors whose gifts have made their medical studies possible.

"Scholarship funds are invaluable to our ability to attract dedicated and deserving doctors- to-be from all economic backgrounds, so they can experience the rigor and reward of the DMS educational experience," Dean Spielberg said at the evening's close.

"Whether you are a generous donor who established a scholarship fund, or one of the many outstanding students who have been awarded a scholarship," he concluded,"you are helping transform medicine at DMS and beyond."

All photos by: Jon Gilbert Fox

Horwich Scholars Derrick Johnston (left) and Nadine Harris (right), with Dr. Mark Horwich '65 and his wife, Andrea.

Thomas Scholar Adewuni Shiyanbola (center), with Dr.William Thomas '59 and his wife, Margaret.

Scholarship recipients Heather Anderson, Irvin Sanchez, and Thomas Kesman with Dean Stephen Spielberg (second from right).

To see more images, visit http://transmed.dartmouth.edu/news/abar/album/

Raising the bar
The financial goal of the Transforming Medicine Campaign for Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is to raise $250 million by 2009. Even more far-reaching is its goal of "raising the bar" in medicine. Of questioning assumptions—respecting tradition but not following it blindly. Of erasing boundaries—translating science from the lab bench to the bedside by connecting researchers with clinicians. Of creating solutions to the nation's most critical health-care issues. Of transforming medicine.

Anatomy of a goal
Gifts to the Transforming Medicine Campaign are building endowment reserves, enhancing programs and services, supporting learning and teaching in clinical settings, advancing medical education, and stimulating a stronger annual giving program, as well as advancing the work of the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth and Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Here is a breakdown of the $250-million goal:

  • $98 million for clinical research programs and unrestricted support.
  • $85 million for faculty and clinical academic endowment.
  • $67 million to build and enhance research, academic, and patient-care facilities.

As of early December, the Transforming Medicine Campaign had raised $111 million in cash gifts and pledges—more than 44% of the total goal.

Learning more
For more about the Transforming Medicine Campaign, visit http://transmed.dartmouth.edu

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Barbra Alan is assistant director of development communications for the Medical School and Medical Center.

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