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Worthy of Note: Honors, awards, appointments, etc.

Albert Mulley Jr., M.D. (D'70), the director of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science and a Geisel professor of medicine, was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The honor, one of the highest in medicine, was given in recognition of Mulley's long history of advocating for involving patients more closely in medical decision-making, including his work as cofounder of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and his research on medical outcomes.

Geisel Dean Chip Souba, M.D., Sc.D., M.B.A., says Mulley's election is "a great honor for him personally, and for Dartmouth and the Medical School. Al continues to make significant contributions to primary care, and to improving how patients and health-care professionals make informed decisions together."

A focus on compassionate care

Schwartz fellows talk about how they're working to integrate compassionate care into the medical curriculum.
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Three Geisel School of Medicine faculty members have been named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. The faculty honored are Christopher Amos, Ph.D., a professor of community and family medicine and associate director for population sciences at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center; Mark Israel, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and of genetics and director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center; and Ronald Taylor, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology and immunology.

As part of a grant from the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, six Geisel students were selected as Schwartz Fellows: Ana-Maria Dumitru ('15), Anna Huh ('15), Khushboo Jhala ('16), Nicole Vilardo ('14), Shelsey Weinstein ('16), and Mengyi Zha ('16). The fellows will work with Geisel faculty and administration to design and implement education on compassion-centered medicine.

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