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Steven Kadish, senior v.p. and strategic advisor to President Kim
Steven Kadish (Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)


President-elect Dr. Jim Yong Kim has announced the appointment of Steven Kadish as senior vice president and strategic advisor to the president. Kadish, a longtime colleague of Kim's, is currently director of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston. He was previously under secretary for health and human services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and senior vice president for administration at Harvard Pilgrim Health care. He will move to Hanover after finishing his current work at BWH in June.

As part of the institution-wide effort to reconcile the College's budget, VOX of Dartmouth will reduce its print publication schedule from 18 times per year to monthly, beginning in July 2009. VOX will continue to be available online , and with the new schedule, VOX will offer readers a comprehensive monthly calendar of events-many of which are free and open to the public-to the campus and wider communities. To continue (or begin) publicizing your department's or program's events in the VOX calendar, take note of these new deadlines. Questions? Contact us.

Jason Moore, genetics professor at DMS
Jason Moore (Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
Jason Moore, professor of genetics and of community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, is part of the research team that has determined that Africans are descended from 14 ancestral populations. The study is published in the April 30 edition of Science Express, the advance online publication of the journal Science. "I can't stress enough the historical importance of this work," says Moore. "It provides one of the best examples of how genetics can be used to understand the origins of all humans." The study reveals that Africans originated from 14 ancestral population clusters that correlate with ethnicity and shared cultural and/or linguistic elements. Moore describes the work as the "first comprehensive analysis of the genetic structure and history of Africans and African Americans."
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No bottles signpostSustainability Manager Kathleen Lambert '90 and Director of Environmental Health and Safety Michael Blayney have partnered with the Co-op Food Stores to encourage customers to drink tap water, rather than bottled. "For most people, water that is filtered through a Brita pitcher and placed in a refrigerator is indistinguishable from bottled water," says Lambert. "Promoting sustainable alternatives to bottled water can both save money and reduce our carbon footprint." The campaign is still in the planning stages, but Blayney says the effort will likely mirror the Co-op's successful promotion of reusable bags. Independent lab tests in 2007 demonstrated that Hanover tap water contained fewer impurities than bottled water. For more information on sustainability efforts at the College, click here.

Last Updated: 5/12/09